The whole topic of anti-vaxxers is extremely problematic, and, in recent months, more and more parents have been taking a stand against the anti-vaxxing movement.
Yet, despite the terrible results of refusing children their vaccinations, some parents still believe they are doing what's best for their children. One dad recently took things way too far...
Read on for all the harrowing details.
Sadly, there are still anti-vaxxers out there.
And we must say...
via: Getty ImagesWe don't agree with the beliefs of anti-vaxxers, at all.
People who are against vaccines not only put themselves in danger...
But their children too.
Anti-vaxxers aren't malicious...
This is a case of better education.
via: Getty ImagesParents need to be educated properly about vaccinations as, at the end of the day, babies and children aren' t capable of learning about the vaccines they need.
But as with any majority group...
via: TwitterComes the extremists... And anti-vaxxer extremists are pretty intense.
These select few bash their opinions and views onto others...
via: Getty ImagesAnd they shame other parents who choose to vaccinate their children, which is not cool at all.
But what anti-vaxxers need to realize is...
And in the wake of a huge amount of anti-vaxx conspiracy ...
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Facebook has already decided to step in and limit the amount of vaccination propaganda on the site.
They've made a huge step in the right direction.
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But that doesn't stop people from falling into the trap.
And recently, we heard a shocking story about one dad who killed himself and his son over the matter.
It was truly harrowing to hear the news.
The Californian man got into an argument with the child's mom over the matter...
Stephen O'Loughlin completely refused to get his child the correct vaccinations, which was heavily opposed by Lesley Hu, who then petitioned to get full custody of their son.
However, Stephen did not back down.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the worried mom told the outlet that her ex-husband's view on vaccinations had "taken on a cult-like tone."
But with a trial looming, he agreed to let their son get the vaccinations required for school.
The very next day, both Stephen and his son were found dead in their home with fatal bullet wounds.
Lesley's lawyer, Lorie Nachlis said this:
"I think it is undeniable that Pierce's father suffered from untreated mental illness, which resulted in his taking the life of his son and his own life."
"I believe that he did this horrid act in order to exercise the ultimate control over Lesley."
This is an extremely difficult for the family.
RIP to both Stephen and Pierce O'Loughlin.
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