15 years ago in reason


"Since public health officials have failed to reach the high-risk populations, they are making hepatitis B vaccination compulsory for all children, even infants who clearly are not at risk. What better time to force medical care on people than during their first weeks of life, when they are too young to refuse the shots or to complain about side effects?"

-Sue A. Blevins, "Shots in the Dark"

"But [the Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act]…would not merely create a religious exception to drug laws. It would establish a principle that could entitle religious landlords, employers, and service providers to ignore laws that bar discrimination against gays, lesbians, and other minorities if those laws conflict with religious doctrines."

Steve France, "Establishment Pause"

-July 1999