I'm loathe to take a child away from their parents unless the situation is very, very dire. Failure to vaccinate doesn't come close to meeting that standard.
Let's look at the negative effects of non-vaccination. As Antonio V noted, not receiving a vaccine has a chance of contracting a disease that has a chance of killing them. Obviously, not preventing these diseases is a dumb decision, but its hardly child abuse, much less a death sentence. Given the hysterics of some on this thread, I wonder how some of my fellow posters feel about parents who own swimming pools.
Nothing wrong with owning a swimming pool.
There is something very wrong with owning a swimming pool and deliberately not teaching your child how to swim
, which is more analogous to this situation.
You're missing the point.
Both anti-vaccination and not teaching your child to swim (when you live near a body of water) are dumb parenting moves.
Neither act merits your hysterics. Neither act merits taking children away from their parents as others suggest.