An anti-vaccination couple in France have been charged and convicted of neglecting their child’s health by refusing to vaccinate.
MARC and Samia Larere thought they were doing the right thing by their children, aged three and 15 months, when they refused to vaccinate them against polio, tetanus and diphtheria.
In a sentence handed down in a criminal court on Thursday, the pair received a two-month suspended jail sentence. They have been given time to appeal, but it could’ve been much worse.
They were originally charged with neglecting their children’s health, an offence that could’ve landed them two years in prison and a hefty fine. –News.com.au
Since you aren’t allowed to neglect children by refusing to feed them it stands to reason that a person should not be permitted to neglect a child by refusing important medications. I can only hope that one day Australia will follow the French example by punishing anti-vaxxers for being negligent douchebags.