Pros And Cons Of Vaccines

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In medicine, new discoveries are made everyday. Some advancements in medicine, such as vaccines, are not as accepted as others. Requiring vaccinations can interfere with religious freedom. Also, some parents feel they should have the right to decide whether Republicans not to vaccinate their children. Another reason vaccines are controversial is that there are still many risks that come with vaccines. Clearly, vaccines should not be mandatory. People should have religious freedom when it comes to vaccines. The First Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees religious freedom. The First Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”(“Should Any Vaccines be Required” 3). The U.S. Supreme Court has decided that, in addition to Congress, state governments cannot pass state laws that interfere with individual religious freedom. If there is a law making vaccination mandatory, it may be unconstitutional. When doctors force people to get vaccinated against their religious beliefs, the doctor could be violating their religious freedom. Also, several religions believe that vaccination goes against their beliefs. In some Christian denominations some people believe that God will protect them from sickness and heal them if they get sick. Some churches believe that “‘God intends the health decisions of individuals should… be honored by all authorities’”(“Should Any Vaccines be Required” 3). If

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