To Vaccinate or Not To Vaccinate

My wife thinks I want to inject our infant son with cancer-causing toxins. So that's going well

Illustration by John Ueland for TIME

My wife and I haven't had many fights about child-rearing yet. This is mostly because all our son does so far is sleep, eat and poop at the precise moment I hand him over to Cassandra.

However, we did have a major disagreement about vaccination. Unlike Cassandra, I feel it's important to overload our child with toxic levels of chemicals, risking permanent damage to his nervous system. At least that's how she saw it.

Her concern about the safety of vaccines is not unique, at least not in the liberal, wealthy part of L.A. where we live. Several friends have not...

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