The medical community is out of control. Period. In my state of PA, parents are often charged with dental neglect because they don't have their kids teeth cleaned enough or because they ask for a second opinion. I had a pediatrics office threaten me 8 years ago because I refused to take my infant in for "wellness" checks. I simply told them, I had no reason to bring her in and I wouldn't. She has never had a vaccine of any kind and hasn't been to the doctor once in over 8 years. She eats well, has a healthy weight, gets plenty of exercise. But I did shop around for a family practice physician who doesn't force vaccines on kids and doesn't insist on yearly health visits. I take my children to the doctor only when necessary. And I will continue to do so. But a lot of people don't have this luxury or are afraid they will lose their children to foster care if they don't follow the "rules." There was an Amish family near here that actually fled the country into Canada because they refused chemo therapy for their daughter. They somehow managed to sneak her out of the hospital and in the dark of night crossed the border to an Amish community there. They remained until their daughter was better, after treating her themselves with diet and natural remedies. It's horrific how long and strong the arms of the Medical Industry are. If you aren't planning on playing by their rules, be prepared to defend yourself. I am fortunate to live in a state that threatens things like this, but really has a hard time proving neglect. But some parents do end up in long legal battles over the issue.