Could Anti-vaxers Be Charged With Manslaughter?

Jun 2014
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The anti-vaccine movement has had two impacts on childbirth in the U.S.

Sensible parents are banning visits by anyone who has not been vaccinated for preventible diseases like chicken pox, whooping cough, measles, etc. until the new baby has had its shots (around 6 months, I think.)

Grandparents have sometimes reacted to this prerequisite with anger and suspicion. Some are converts to the anti-vax movement. Some are forging paper records to show parents they have gotten the shots when, in fact, they did not.

Inevitabily, some of their newborn grandchildren have fallen seriously ill and it's only a matter of time before one such baby dies.

That has probably already happened, just not closely examined by police and prosecutors.

I think this is manslaughter (negligent or reckless homicide.)

What say you?
 

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