Judge rules in favor of vaccination for 8 year old girl

Homeopathy regime is rejected as judge tells parents to immunise child.

A JUDGE has ordered a couple to immunise their eight-year-old daughter according to government health guidelines, in a rebuke to the homeopathic regime pursued by the mother.

The mother had sought in a injunction in the Family Court to stop the father and his partner from immunising the child without her written permission.

Previously, the mother had been arranging homeopathic vaccines.

A doctor in homeopathic medicine told the court that homeopathic vaccination was safe and effective, whereas traditional vaccination had short- and long-term risks, including a link to ADHD and autism.

But Justice Bennett accepted the evidence of a doctor at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, who said there was insufficient evidence of the effectiveness of homeopathic immunisation to justify its replacement of traditional immunisation.

However, the mother has lodged an appeal.

Well this is interesting story. The parents are at odds about health care. I must say the ruling is quite satisfying. Will an appeal overturn it and allow the mother to dictate health care? It’s the right call for the court to rely on medical professionals to provide information in the best interests of the child.

  2 comments for “Judge rules in favor of vaccination for 8 year old girl

  1. Mike Y.
    November 28, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    A “Doctor of Homeopathic Medicine” strikes me as something like a photographer who shoots only pictures of the insides of lens caps, or a pilot who flies only paper airplanes. I’m sure I could come up with dozens of similarly meaningless professions.

    Furthermore, if this guy actually went to a legitimate medical school and became an M.D., he must be monumentally deluded not to realize that homeopathy is a complete fraud which works only through the placebo effect. If he isn’t a genuine M.D., then he should never have been permitted to speak as an expert witness on medical matters. I find myself wondering what his credentials actually are.

    That having been said, Kudos to the judge for making the right call.

  2. November 29, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    Not just the best interest of the child, either — the best interest of public health. Mainstream media never hit this point hard enough since they’re so busy with the “personal choice” blah blah blah.

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