I found this different view on Huffington Post.
I have two children. A 4-year-old blonde spitfire with autism named Kate
and a 6-year-old delicate
Do I believe that vaccinations caused Kate's autism? No. Not even a
little. I would be more apt to believe that "drinking green tea during a
full moon when a left handed pitcher threw a no-hitter in July" is the
cause. That is how arbitrary some of these suggestions seem to be. There
is documented evidence that
vaccinations DO NOT cause autism. There is no documented evidence about
the lefty pitcher thing. Do you see what I am getting at? It is
dangerous and irresponsible to spout unverified, non-evidence-based
theories in a world where articles like: "10 Reasons to Leave Your
Spouse" go viral. We must be educated enough to decipher news from
propaganda and lies from truth. If you're feeling overwhelmed by the
sheer mass of information on the internet then ask for help from someone
in the field that is trusted and well-respected.
Furthermore, it might surprise you that I am asking you to vaccinate
your children, not to justify my stance that Kate's autism was not
vaccine related, but because your unvaccinated children are a danger to
other children, and most importantly, a danger to my Grace. She has
been, at times, of fragile health. She cannot fight germs and viruses
the way you and I can. There is a good list of recommended vaccinations from birth
through age 18 that I use to make sure my two kids are vaccinated. It
is my job to protect her and vaccinating her and her sister is one way I
do just that.
Autism has been hard. It has chewed us up and spit us out, at times. I
won't deny that, but Grace's health problems have been far worse. Her
asthma and her bouts with pneumonia have been the scariest moments of my
life. Her enlarged heart, heart murmur and tendency to contract every
virus going have terrified us. She is so fragile. The thought that you
would risk your own child to diseases that scientists had at one time
eradicated fills me with an anger that overwhelms me at times. I want to
shake you. I want to scream at you. I want your doctors to shake you
and scream at you.
I'm sad that you are willing to risk your own children's health
and safety at the suggestions of a long since discredited group. I am
livid that you would be willing to risk the health and safety of mine.
So, from one parent to another, I plead with you to protect your
children and others by following your physician's advice.
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