Updated January 5, 2020...
Please read Fr. Copenhagen's testimony opposing NJ S2173 at the NJ Senate Hearing on December 12, 2019.
2019 V.I.E Event, National Mall, Washington, DC
Photo by Kari Bundy
On Thursday November 14th, I attended the 2019 Vaccine Injury Epidemic (V.I.E.) Event on the National Mall in Washington DC. About 3000 of us gathered to raise awareness of vaccine injury and to remember the victims and families who live with vaccine injury and those who did not survive their vaccine injury. It was a powerful event with excellent speakers including doctors, scientists, lawmakers, attorneys, advocates, parents of vaccine injured and deceased children and members of the clergy, one of whom was Fr. Michael Copenhagen, a Catholic priest from Rochester, New York. I had recently read Restore Ye to Its Owners: on the immorality of receiving vaccines derived from abortion by Fr. Copenhagen; so I was thrilled when I heard him introduced. Listen below and please share the video and above document with others, including and especially with clergy and members of your church; and with those who believe there is no justification for a religious exemption to vaccines.
"There are many here who make compelling scientific and personal cases, I'm here to make a religious and moral case for Catholics and for all to hear."
“Most people are misinformed about actual church teaching on the issue of immorally produced fetal cell lines; those obtained through the taking of innocent human life and the stolen DNA present in many mandated vaccines…The result is that Catholics are unrepresented in a moral fight that is ours by right and by duty. Everywhere I see faithful Catholics numbingly going against the instincts of conscience because they are convinced that the Church has given an unconditional green light to the use of these cell lines. Let’s set the record straight...”
Click here for a complete transcript of Fr. Copenhagen's V.I.E. speech.
Click here to read the 2005 Vatican document to which Fr. Copenhagen refers.
Also read the Children of God for Life document, "Aborted Fetal Material Used in Vaccines and Medicines", which answers the question "How many abortions were involved in vaccines?" This document gives the facts – the direct link to the abortions involved, the cell lines created and footnote hyperlinks directly to the science documents describing their work.
“No one is bound to participate in one sin in order to avoid another. It is never permissible to do evil for a good purpose.”
From Restore Ye to Its Owners: on the immorality of receiving vaccines derived from abortion
by Fr. Michael Copenhagen
Fr. Michael Copenhagen is a teacher at Chesterton Academy of Rochester since 2014 and has taught high school, middle school, and fourth grade, at St. John Bosco Schools since 2012. He is the Pastor of St. Nicholas the Wonder Worker Melkite Greek Catholic Church in Rochester NY. Father Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Scranton and Bachelor of Sacred Theology in Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas.
Hear all the 2019 V.I.E. Event speakers in the video below.
Video starts at the 8 minute mark.
List of Speakers
Vaccine Awareness Week 2019
The non-profit National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) provides the public with independent, well-referenced information on vaccines and advocates for vaccine safety and informed consent protections in the public health system. This educational charity’s mission since 1982 has been to prevent vaccine injuries and deaths through public education and to secure and defend your legal right to exercise voluntary, informed consent to vaccination. Please watch this three minute video about NVIC.
Video courtesy of Mercola.com.
In the video interview below, NVIC's Barbara Loe Fisher and holistic health advocate, Dr. Joe Mercola discuss measles outbreaks and how the ever-intensifying pressure by the forced vaccination lobby in 2019 to eliminate vaccine exemptions throughout the United States is affecting the public conversation about vaccination and informed consent rights.
by Barbara Loe Fisher, Co-Founder & President, NVIC
"How well do you know the lucrative global vaccine market and how private physicians are being enlisted by government to abandon the precautionary and informed consent principles so they can become agents of the state and enforce one-size-fits-all vaccine laws?
In this eye-opening illustrated video and referenced written commentary, NVIC co-founder and president Barbara Loe Fisher provides analysis and perspective about why the medical exemption to vaccination has become a political football and is disappearing from state public health laws. She describes the lucrative global vaccine market and how private physicians are being enlisted by government to abandon the precautionary and informed consent principles so they can become agents of the state and enforce one-size-fits-all vaccine laws. She reviews the history of the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and efforts by the forced vaccination lobby to turn ACIP vaccine use recommendations into state vaccine laws that legally prohibit doctors from exercising professional judgment and conscience when granting a child a medical vaccine exemption."
by Barbara Loe Fisher, National Vaccine Information Center
Every July 4 since our nation declared independence in 1776, Americans have celebrated this truth:
“…that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” 1
The Declaration of Independence rejected unjust laws imposed by a privileged ruling class. The guiding principles of the Declaration of Independence were codified into the Bill of Rights to limit the power of government and protect our unalienable natural rights.
The First Amendment of the Constitution states that:
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” 2
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by Barbara Loe Fisher, National Vaccine Information Center
This year, the fear mongering about measles has reached epidemic proportions in America. A day doesn’t go by without media outlets publishing angry articles and editorials spewing hatred toward a tiny minority of parents with unvaccinated children, who are being blamed for measles outbreaks. 1 2 3 The remedy is always a call to track down, persecute and punish any parent whose child is not vaccinated. 4 5 6
Some state and federal lawmakers are reacting to the relentless fear mongering by proposing to severely restrict the medical vaccine exemption and eliminate all religious and conscientious belief exemptions in state vaccine laws. 7 8 9 10 These exemptions, which help prevent vaccine injuries and deaths, also protect parental rights, civil liberties and the ethical principle of informed consent to medical risk taking. 11
"Pediatricians’ offices have become ugly battlegrounds. Intelligent, well-informed and loving parents asking legitimate questions about vaccination are being belittled and treated with disrespect and contempt by too many pediatricians robotically implementing the CDC’s inflexible vaccine schedule in clear violation of the informed consent principle."
-Barbara Loe Fisher-
The following is a video referenced commentary by Barbara Loe Fisher,
Co-Founder & President, National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC)
Originally posted 11/5/18 at www.nvic.org.
I remember when I took my first-born baby to the pediatrician for his first checkup 40 years ago. Like most young Moms, I looked up to my pediatrician and completely trusted him. I did everything he told me to do, never questioning his expertise or doubting him, believing that he would never recommend or do anything that would put my baby in harm’s way.
Much has changed since 1978. Back then infants and children were getting half as many vaccines as they do today.1 Parents had no information at all about vaccine risks and failures. We just followed the doctor’s orders.
Today, the subject of vaccination is the most often discussed health topic in America. Not a day goes by without mothers and fathers being reminded that the health of the nation depends upon making sure their children get every one of the 69 doses of 16 CDC recommended vaccines exactly on schedule. 2 3 4
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A young mother recently told me how her infant son slept through the night following his vaccines, not even waking up for his feeding. Her pediatrician assured her the next morning that it was "normal." As you will learn in the video below, "excessive sleepiness" is a vaccine reaction to watch for. Knowing how to recognize a vaccine reaction, and asking yourself these 8 questions before you vaccinate, could save your child from long-term vaccine injury and even death. Please share this important information with those who choose to vaccinate.
by Barbara Loe Fisher, Co-Founder & President, National Vaccine Information Center
Originally posted August 27, 2018 on the NVIC website.
Do you know how to recognize a vaccine reaction?
Like with prescription drugs and other pharmaceutical products, reactions to vaccines can be mild or severe. There can be complete recovery or long lasting health problems after vaccine reactions. Rarely, vaccine reactions can be fatal. 1 2
If you are making a decision about vaccination for yourself or your child, it is important to first become fully informed about each vaccine’s reported side effects, precautions and contraindications, which means reasons for why a person may be at risk for having a serious reaction. 3 4
It is especially important for parents to become informed about vaccine complications and how to recognize the symptoms of a vaccine reaction. 5
"You have a situation in America where you've got forced vaccination; you've got no, almost no medical exemptions; a threat to the other exemptions -- religious and conscience -- that we've been holding the line on so far; and you've got no liability on the part of anybody involved in the vaccination process. So when somebody gets hurt, they're on their own because two out of three people are turned away from the federal vaccine injury compensation program, why...because the DHHS and justice do not want to admit how many people are being harmed by vaccines. They consider every award in that compensation program to be an admission that vaccines can do that...We're nearing four billion dollars of compensation, but that's only a tip of the iceberg because they turn most people away...They turn two thirds away...and almost no child is being compensated. They're compensating adults who are injured by the flu vaccine but they don't want to admit that children are being hurt."
Barbara Loe Fisher
President & Co-Founder, NVIC
This week from November 5-11, 2017 Mercola.com and the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) are co-sponsoring the Eighth Annual Vaccine Awareness Week (VAW), a week dedicated to raising awareness about vaccines and informed consent rights. With all the uncertainty surrounding the risks and failures of vaccines, it's critical to protect your legal right to make independent health choices and exercise voluntary informed consent to vaccination. It is urgent that everyone stand up and fight to protect flexible medical, religious and conscientious belief vaccine exemptions and expand informed consent protections in state public health and employment laws.
Watch the video below to hear NVIC's Barbara Loe Fisher and Dr. Joe Mercola discuss what is at stake in America's Vaccine Culture War.
Read interview transcript here.
Chances are that if your doctor prescribes a drug for you or your child, you'll want to know what's in the drug and what the possible side effects are; so you'll ask questions and read the information that accompanies the prescription before using it. For some reason, people tend to be less cautious when it comes to vaccines; and they shouldn't be. Some might read the VIS (Vaccine Information Statement) but very few patients and, for that matter, very few doctors, read the full Manufacturer's Vaccine Package Inserts that include vaccine ingredients, contraindications, warnings, adverse effects, etc.
The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) has created a unique tool - the Vaccine Ingredients Calculator, aka VaxCalc, to help you discover the ingredients in the vaccines that your doctor recommends, along with important information about those ingredients.
"The purpose of this tool is to enable the public to make informed vaccination decisions for themselves and their children. VaxCalc computes ingredient exposures for multiple vaccinations to be received at a single office visit, covering 64 ingredients contained in the vaccines recommended by the CDC in it's vaccination schedule."
Click here to learn more about VaxCalc, create a free account so you can utilize the calculator; and please share this valuable new tool with others!
When I started researching vaccines in the late '80s, there was no internet; so information was not as easy to come by as it is today; however there were credible resources available for those who questioned vaccine safety, which I did; and by the early '90s, I managed to compile a fairly comprehensive bibliography. Things have changed dramatically in the past 30 years and now there is a plethora of information in a variety of formats. "The Truth About Vaccines," "Vaccines Revealed" and "VAXXED: From Cover-up to Catastrophe" are excellent for anyone new or not so new to this issue. There are also several very well done "older" documentaries, featured on the "Resources" page of this website.
Events, like the recent Revolution for Truth Rally, and conferences like Autism One and IPAK, provide opportunities for concerned parents, physicians, scientists, attorneys and vaccine truth advocates to share information and promote awareness. In my April 3rd post I shared Del Bigtree's Revolution for Truth speech. Below are four more speeches from that event. Click here for additional speakers. I encourage you to listen, learn and share.