The vaccine debate has caused much controversy in the past few months. In the fall, a CDC scientist admitted in a public statement that he and his team had altered the results of a study on the MMR vaccine in order to minimize the side effects that had harmed many: http://www.morganverkamp.com/august-27-2014-press-release-…/. Parents of vaccine-injured children spoke up in the Hear This Well campaign, sharing their testimonies and experiences. I blogged about it here: http://anupstreamlife.com/…/vaccines-autism-and-our-childre… The media ignored it all.
Instead by winter, the media launched a full-blown campaign covering a measles “outbreak,” riled everyone up, and promoted legislation that would mandate forced vaccination on children and possibly the general public. The “other side” of the story has not been shared, which is weak and biased journalism at best.
There IS another side. There is ALWAYS another side, which is why forcing a medical intervention on anyone is unethical and immoral in every way. If even one has been harmed, then a mandate such as this would be cruel and life-threatening. The reality is that many have been harmed, which is what is stated on the actual vaccine inserts as possible side effects, VAERS (the US government database: http://vaers.hhs.gov/index), and the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, which has paid out over $2 billion in compensation to date–with YOUR tax dollars. What many don’t realize is that vaccine manufacturers are exempt from liability. You cannot sue them if you are injured. If you or a loved one suffers an adverse reaction or side effect, NO ONE is held accountable. NO ONE.
A truly informed public would have access to both sides of a debate in order to fully evaluate the information before making a decision. Unfortunately, the media’s biggest advertiser is the pharmaceutical companies, so it is up to us to do our own research.
This post is a great place to start for anyone hoping to learn more: http://www.livingwhole.org/?s=hands+off+our+exemptions
You can also watch the documentary BOUGHT with more information FREE through Sunday, March 15th: http://www.boughtmovie.net/free-viewing/
In a time when our parental rights are being threatened by a corporate system that stands to profit from our silence, it is imperative that we understand both sides of the debate and defend our right to choose what is best for our children and families. With over 200 vaccines coming down the pipeline, allowing a mandate of any sort could prove detrimental to our nation’s well being.
Texas is one of the states that has been hit the hardest with 9 bills, which, if passed, would require full vaccination of all public school employees, allow minors of 14 years and older to receive vaccines without parental consent, remove all philosophical and religious exemptions for children, among others.
You can learn more about what is happening in your state and how to get involved by registering here: nvicadvocacy.org.
I pray that we make our voices heard, and I pray that we stand up for our freedom. Because at the end of the day, this is NOT about whether or not you are for or against vaccines, it is about whether or not you have the liberty to choose.
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” -Ronald Reagan