I'm pretty much a live and let live kind of girl...I support an individual's right to freely make choices that impact on themselves and others for which they have the responsibility to make decisions. I hope (and largely assume) that the decisions made are ones that are based on good information and best meet the needs of those making the decision. As a result, I tend to be very pro-choice on a large array of issues - particularly those that fall into a personal domain. But I must draw the line on certain things ...
One of those things is vaccine rejection for non-medical reasons.
I believe vaccine rejection is one of the most insidious threats to public health that exists today. Furthermore, I believe that being appropriately vaccinated is part and parcel of the social contract and that everyone who can be vaccinated, should undertake to do so. Choosing not to vaccinate is sociopathic, it's based on a set of conspiracy theories and risks that pale in comparison to the risks of the diseases prevented by vaccines. Those who refuse to be vaccinated rely on everyone else who decide to vaccinate themselves to be protected from disease - as a result the benefit from the herd immunity which has been established without having to take any of the actions needed to establish that protection. Until that immunity is lost - because too many people choose not to do their own part. Then vaccine preventable diseases re-emerge and those who really have no choice due to medical reasons (a known allergy or reaction or a compromised immune system and the very young) pay the price - sometimes the ultimate price - death.
So when it comes to vaccination - I am not pro-choice, I am not pro-choice because those who don't have a choice cannot be expected to pay the price (often tragic) for somebody else's misinformed decision to forgo vaccination.