Barry Loudermilk Says He Didn't Vaccinate His Children

February 27, 2015 6:11 PM

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WASHINGTON -- Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) told a town hall audience in Georgia last week that he thinks parents should decide whether to have their children vaccinated against diseases like measles and mumps. He said he and his wife didn't get vaccinations for most of their children.

"I believe it's the parents' decision whether to immunize or not," Loudermilk said, according to a video of the event. "And so I'm looking at our wife -- most of our children, we didn’t immunize. They’re healthy. Of course, home schooling, we didn’t have to get the mandatory immunization."

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