“Man’s manipulation is unacceptable even for the sake of the most good purposes” - [PEACE]

Zenaan Harkness zen at freedbms.net
Wed Jul 10 09:21:24 PDT 2019

“The doctor-patient relationship should be based on respect for
integrity, free choice, and the dignity of the individual. Man’s
manipulation is unacceptable even for the sake of the most good
purposes ”[3].

... It is worth recalling that the recognition in the legal systems
of various countries of the need for informed voluntary consent to
medical intervention and the right to refuse it was a consequence of
the condemnation of Nazi crimes in the Nuremberg trial, including
compulsory medical manipulations and experiments they carried out on
people. Since then, respect for these ethical and legal principles
has become a familiar feature of every normal society.

... It is well known that, along with the risk of infectious
diseases, there is also a risk of serious complications — even death
— as a result of prophylactic vaccination. In such a situation, it is
the patient himself who should make the choice. In the case of a
child, the parents should make their choice in each particular case,
taking into account the advice and recommendations of specialists, as
well as other information. No one has the right to make this choice
for them, even if guided by the child’s own well-informed

 1. Parents should retain the right to make informed decisions
    regarding the health of their children, including preventive
    vaccinations, without being subjected to any pressure.
    Persecution of parents for the use of this right is unacceptable.

 2. Parents should not be compelled in any way to state the reasons
    on which their choices are based. The fact of medical
    intervention or refusal of it should remain a medical secret
    protected by law.

 3. The right of children to education, including the possibility of
    studying in educational institutions, should not be limited
    because their parents refused to carry out preventive
    vaccinations for them, except in cases where there is the
    occurrence of mass infectious diseases or the immediate threat of

 4. Parents should be able to make their own decisions, independently
    receiving and evaluating various information, including critical
    information.  Restricting the distribution of critical
    information affecting vaccine prevention will not lead to
    increased parental confidence in professionals and the health
    care system. Such trust will be facilitated only by honest and
    open provision of parents with complete, verified and reliable
    information, including information about the risks associated
    with vaccination or specific vaccinations.


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