After a worrying decrease of the rate of vaccination, Italian Parliament has enacted the law119/2017 which raises the number of mandatory vaccination and prohibits unvaccinatedchildren, except those for medical reasons, to attend infant school. In this paper, I focus onthe moral justification of antivaccinist groups by applying the account of conscientiousobjection provided by Raz and followed by Gascón Abellan and Saporiti. According tothis conception, conscientious objection is a moral right insofar as it is an instance of aright to privacy, which entails the right to do wrong. I show how this conception cannotjustify these movements insofar as 1) it assumes a moral topography in which the separation between private and public sphere is already defined, 2) conscientious objectorsto vaccines put in danger the health of vulnerable persons by refusing to cooperate inreaching herd immunity.
|Numero di pagine||15|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2019|