Autism and Vaccinations: Will Your Pediatrician Tell The Truth?

Prevent Disease
by ALEATHEA WIGGINS

The controversy surrounding the link between soaring autism rates and vaccinations continues to escalate. Pediatricians assure parents that most vaccines are safe, but is their word good enough to ease your fears? The research community says there are no conclusive scientific studies which prove that vaccinations cause autism. Opponents of vaccinations also make a valid point, which is that there have never been any long term, double blind studies for any vaccine ever to prove that they are not responsible for the development of autism in children. The vaccine testing, therefore, is on the general population.

Are you willing to play Russian roulette with your child’s brain? An analytical thinker will realize that something is causing autism and it is not the drinking water. Decades ago, the autism rate was about 1 in 10,000. These days, the autism rate is more than 1 in 100. The interesting thing is that since the number of recommended vaccinations has increased, so has the rate of autism.

As more women return to work shortly after giving birth, the number of infants getting vaccinated increases because mothers are often forced to place their newborns into daycare centers, which require infants to get vaccinated for enrollment. Most public schools also exert extreme (sometimes illegal) pressure upon parents to vaccinate their children, and never mention that there are specific exemption clauses in every state, which allow families to legally opt-out of all vaccinations for religious and/or philosophical reasons. Therefore, contrary to all the disinformation, vaccines are technically not required by law.

Does the medical profession have any idea what kind of havoc these vaccinations are causing in the bodies of young babies whose immune systems have not had a chance to develop? What if the babies are allergic to the ingredients? What are the ingredients? Could they be toxic? Do you know what is being injected into your child, or are you blindly following the crowd being too afraid to question so-called authorities?

There are pediatricians who have reservations about giving vaccinations, and refuse to inoculate their own children and grandchildren, but they will inoculate yours. Medical school was expensive, they have loans to repay, and they need to make a living. In his book, How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor, Dr. Robert Mendelsohn, pediatric medical doctor, stated that “vaccinations are the bread and butter of pediatric practice.” Dr. Mendelsohn further explained that there are “significant risks associated with every vaccination and contraindications that may make it dangerous for the shots to be given to your child.” However, most doctors routinely give vaccines to children while remaining unsure of their long term consequences.

Parents have a right to know the truth about vaccinations. Do the benefits really outweigh the risks? Is it better to delay the vaccinations until children are older? Should some of the vaccines on the schedule be eliminated all together? Is there a safer method to help protect children from common childhood diseases? What about pediatricians who practice natural and holistic health care as an option? Is it worse to catch the measles or develop vaccine-induced autism? These are the questions concerned parents need answered.

Is there a link between autism and vaccines? This question will continue to be the topic of debate and controversy and not offer any hope to parents whose children are afflicted with the disease. A better question to ask is “what is the American Pediatric Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics doing to find out what is causing the increase of autism rates in children?” In the meantime, if you are a parent, do your homework and then make the decision you believe is best. Remember, the pediatrician is not going to raise your child.

Mother Who Questions Vaccine at Hospital Has Newborn Taken Away

Healthy Home Economist
by Sarah

This story is appalling, and the worst part is we know this happens often. Newborns are snatched away from mothers at hospitals and in assembly-line fashion, given all kinds of invasive tests and vaccinations without parental approval. Or, if the approval is given, it’s right after a mother has gone through the stressful birth process, and the hospital team pressures her by telling her the baby is in danger. Ricki Lake made a good film (kind of graphic) about this process called The Business of Being Born. It’s a must see for expecting couples before they make birthing decisions. What kind of nation do we have when we allow the government to take our children from us seconds after they are born?

I am having a great deal of trouble typing this post. I am so upset and outraged over what was done to Jodi Ferris and her baby at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Pennsylvania shortly after she gave birth that I am having difficulty staying composed enough to write a coherent story.

If you recall, this is the same area of the state where officials allowed a serial child molester like Jerry Sandusky, former Penn State assistant football coach, to go free for decades and continue to abuse children unfortunate enough to come across his lecherous path while a mother who gives birth in a government hospital has her baby taken away for questioning whether vaccination with Hep B is truly necessary.

Does something seem very very wrong with this picture?

Jodi and Scott Ferris’ Story

Jodi had hoped to have a homebirth. After going into labor early and given the distance to the nearest hospital, Jodi and her husband Scott were advised by their midwife to call an ambulance and get to the hospital.

Jodi and Scott’s baby girl was born in the ambulance in the parking lot of Hershey Medical Center. Attending personnel at the government run facility took charge of “Annie” and Jodi very quickly.

Jodi was unable to see and hold Annie after the birth and hospital personnel were totally unresponsive when she continued to inquire about her newborn. Jodi was also given an injection of oxytocin without first being told what it was. Hospital personnel only inquired whether she was allergic after the injection was given.

Jodi’s persistent inquires about Annie continued to go unheeded. She was simply told that “she is in good hands and you’ll be able to see her soon”.

Finally, a doctor told Jodi that Annie had scored a 9 out of 10 on the APGAR test given to newborns which was very good considering that an 8 or above indicates a healthy child.

A short time later, a different doctor told Jodi that Annie was very sick and would need to stay in the hospital. This doctor also arrogantly indicated his dislike for midwives with the comment “too many people think they know what they’re doing”.

About an hour after being told Annie was very sick, Annie was finally brought to Jodi. She was told Annie was doing well and would be able to go home shortly.

Baby Detained at Hospital For No Medical Reason

A few hours later, the story changed yet again as another hospital staffer told Jodi and Scott that Annie would have to remain in the hospital for 48-72 hours for observation.

When they inquired why, they were told that the “law” required Annie to stay for at least 48 hours.

There is no such law in Pennsylvania, by the way.

After consulting with risk management about why Annie had to stay at the hospital, it was admitted that even though Annie was fine and there was no reason she couldn’t go home, she was being held prisoner at the hospital for 48-72 hours not for any health reasons but out of concern that if anything went wrong after Annie was discharged that the hospital might get sued.

Hospital risk management ultimately relented and said a 24 hour waiting period was sufficient and that Jodi and Scott could stay with their baby overnight.

A Parent’s Worst Nightmare Begins

Later that day, a social worker came to Jodi and Scott’s room and announced that she was going to conduct an investigation of them.

The social worker also claimed that it was “against the law” to show Jodi the allegations before she was questioned.

When Jodi resisted and said that she was not comfortable answering questions when she didn’t even know what was going on, the social worker threatened to call police and take custody of her baby.

It soon became apparent that the problem was Jodi and Scott’s apparent refusal to consent to medical treatments for Annie. The social worker claimed that she had refused the Vitamin K shot for Annie. Jodi said that no one had even asked her about the shot and that Annie had already been given the shot based on a conversation she overhead from hospital personnel.

The social worker was unable to provide a single example of necessary medical treatment that Jodi and Scott had refused.

Scott had to leave shortly after that as their older children were staying with friends and he had to go attend to them.

Hep B Vaccine Questioned

After Scott left, hospital staff demanded that Annie be given the Hepatitis B vaccine. Jodi said that would be fine if she and Annie were tested to see if they actually had Hep B first.

The social worker pressed Jodi to consent to the shot immediately even though no testing for Hep B could be done that day. Jodi asked if she could wait until Scott got back before a decision was made.

Once again, the social worker threatened to call police and take custody of Annie if Jodi did not make an immediate decision about the Hep B vaccine. She also pressed for Jodi to sign a “safety plan” so she could conclude her investigation.

Jodi said that she wanted her husband and an attorney present before she signed such a document as she felt that she was in no physical state to read and sign it at that time.

Annie Taken Into Police Custody

When the social worker could not pressure Jodi to sign the document, she went and called police.

With no court order, police took custody of Annie claiming she was ill which was completely false.

With Annie now in her custody, the social worker approved the Hep B vaccine for Annie, completely overruling the desires and wishes of her parents to have their baby tested for Hep B first before the vaccine was administered.

Then, the hospital kicked Jodi out of the hospital where she was told she could return every 3 hours to nurse Annie.

Scott rushed back to meet Jodi at the hospital entrance as she was being escorted out and with nowhere to go, they spent the night in the parking lot of the hospital, sleeping in the car while their baby was in the hands of police and social services inside the hospital.

Annie Finally Returned to Parents

No doubt exhausted and emotionally distraught, Jodi and Scott attended a shelter care hearing with a judicial officer the following morning.

After hearing the evidence, the officer immediately returned custody of Annie to her parents.

Parent Rights Being Eroded

The moral of this story is that government and hospital workers will lie about the health of your child and quickly violate your Constitutional Rights in order to to force medical treatment upon your children without your consent.

Jodi and Scott Ferris have bravely decided to take their case to court in order to put an end to this madness so no other parents ever have to endure the ordeal they suffered at Hershey Medical Center after the birth of Annie.

If this case moves you as it has me, please consider donating to the Homeschool Freedom Fund which will assist the Homeschool Legal Defense Association with the funds necessary to support Jodi and Scott’s case in court.

No social worker should be able to play God with someone else’s baby and get off on her own power making up “rules” and “laws” as she goes for her own convenience and personal satisfaction.

There is no doubt that this social worker’s intentions were entirely personal; she was aiming to teach these homeschooling, homebirthing parents a lesson they would never forget.

It’s high time a court of law draws a line in the sand once and for all to establish that parents and not the government have the ultimate right to determine both medical and educational decisions for their children.

There is no such thing as “your government family” as Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security is so creepily fond of saying

FDA admits in court case that vaccines still contain mercury

Natural News, Apr. 1, 2012

It is a common myth today that the vaccines administered to children no longer contain the toxic additive thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative linked to causing permanent neurological damage. But a recent federal case involving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) has revealed that, contrary to this widely-held belief, thimerosal is actually still present in many batch vaccines, including in the annual influenza vaccine that is now administered to children as young as six months old.

Filed by a citizen-backed coalition advocating vaccine safety, the lawsuit against the FDA alleged that the agency’s continued endorsement and approval of thimerosal as a vaccine additive is a serious public health threat, especially since safer alternatives already exist and are widely used voluntarily by many vaccine manufacturers. But Judge Brett Kavanaugh, siding with antiquated pseudoscience, decided that thimerosal is not a health threat, and that those who wish to avoid it can simply choose thimerosal-free alternatives.

The fact that Judge Kavanaugh refused to hear the case is tragic in and of itself, as thimerosal, which is composed of 50 percent mercury, has been proven to cause serious health damage. But what may be even worse is the fact that many people falsely believe that thimerosal is not even included in vaccines anymore, which is leading them to blindly allow them to be administered to their children. And the U.S.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) and the FDA have continued to provide dubious and misleading information on the subject, which the mainstream media has been complicit in spreading over the years.”

While the use of mercury-containing preservatives has declined in recent years with the development of new products formulated with alternative or no preservatives, thimerosal has been used in some immune globulin preparations, anti-venins, skin test antigens, and ophthalmic and nasal products, in addition to certain vaccines,” writes the FDA on its Thimerosal in Vaccines page. [http://www.fda.gov]

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A Parent’s Horrid Nightmare: Coming Soon to YOUR State?

The Intel Hub, Sept. 17, 2011

The state of California has just passed bill AB499, which will permit minor children as young as 12 years old to be vaccinated with sexually transmitted disease vaccines like Gardasil without parental knowledge or parental consent.

This means that if you live in California, school or medical personnel would be allowed to vaccinate your child against an STD without your ever knowing it.

At issue, of course, is whether 12-year-olds are mature enough to fully analyze the benefits versus risks of vaccination (or any medical treatment for that matter), or recognize the alternatives to STD prevention, such as abstinence.

Meanwhile, a child could suffer a vaccine reaction and the parent, not knowing the child had been vaccinated, could mistake it for the flu or another condition, delaying getting help until it is too late.

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Vaccine Wake Up Call for Parents: Your Children Are Being Taken

Vaccine Awakening, Sept. 6, 2011

The debate about vaccination in the 21st century is not just about the science and whether vaccines and vaccine policies are a safe and effective way to keep individuals and populations truly healthy. It is also part of an historic power struggle between parents and doctors about whether doctors or anyone else in society should have the legal right to give children a pharmaceutical product or medical treatment that carries a risk of injury or death without the parent’s voluntary, informed consent.

Today, there is a bill on the desk of California Governor Jerry Brown (Assembly Bill 499) that has been quietly and quickly rammed through the state legislature by the medical-pharma lobby.

If Governor Brown signs that bill into law, then children as young as 12 years old will be vaccinated with Gardasil, hepatitis B and future vaccines for sexually transmitted diseases without the knowledge or consent of their parents.

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Vaccine Propaganda Continues Despite Evidence of Harm

Activist Post, Sept. 2, 2011

A comprehensive evaluation of eight common childhood vaccines has found that any adverse effects from vaccines are very rare or very minor. The report, issued last week by a panel of experts assembled by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), said there is no evidence that childhood vaccines cause autism, diabetes, facial palsy or episodes of asthma. They are lying because scientifically it’s impossible to conclude this. Several of the chemicals or heavy metals that are in vaccines are independently known to cause severe disease.

Mercury contamination causes autism, diabetes and many other chronic diseases and is even known under certain circumstances to cause sudden death. The aluminum that is in many vaccines is not a piece of cake either and the two together are 100 times more toxic than either alone.

The IOM says that these conclusions are based on the analysis of more than 1,000 research studies in peer-reviewed journals, but they forget to mention that these research studies are heavily biased.

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