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
Updated March 12, 2019*
"Do you know why we are suddenly, and in such great numbers, stepping out of hiding, bearing the mockery, insults, wishes of death on us and our children??
(Yes, this is happening A LOT!) It’s because we can’t afford to remain silent any longer, there is TOO much at stake for ALL of us!"
by Angela Renee, BSN, RN
“It’s been too long I have stayed silent. It’s time to share my story. To speak the truth in love. My adult career as a Registered Nurse has been centered on the NICU, PICU, & Pediatric populations.
Growing up I had all my vaccines, the 11 or so we got back in 1984, seemingly uneffected and happily moving forward in life.
Fast forward to nursing school. I remember watching a short video, the CDC schedule & the importance of our patients receiving the full schedule. The denial of the autism link - and that’s it. We did not study ingredients, we were not told about vaccine injury/death, or how to report to VAERS when an injury occurred. One class quickly spoonfed. And we moved on.
Upon graduating and securing my first job in the NICU, I thought nothing of the injections I pushed into the thighs of my screaming newborn patients, nor of the “poor feeding,” lethargy, high-pitched screams, & breathing abnormalities that would sometimes follow. This was all normalized as common for the short period after vaccines. I questioned nothing as my own belly grew and grew with my own first child. I was a nurse after all, and this was science.
I drove to my son’s 2 month well visit and a voice inside told me, “Don’t do it. You need to research first. “ And I actually listened to my gut and declined. Me, the nurse who injected other people’s babies...I told my pediatrician I just wanted to wait a bit and do some more research. I was made to sign a form acknowledging that I was putting my child at risk. I left feeling shamed, but relieved that there was still time to decide. Shortly after I received a phone call from my nurse manager that upon returning to work from my maternity leave, I would be joining the float pool which would place me returning to work in a brand new orientation to the pediatric and PICU units.
Many parents who choose to vaccinate, do so cautiously. Rather than following the recommended CDC childhood vaccine schedule in which infants and young children are given as many as ten different vaccines at one time; some parents choose to delay or spread out vaccines, hoping to minimize possible adverse effects. Sadly, as you will read below, even one vaccine can have diastrous results.
Below is Colt's story as told by his mother, Amber, who like so many parents of vaccine injured children, shares her son's story in an effort to save other children from harm and families from the heartache that vaccines can and do cause.
"I use to vaccinate on a very delayed schedule, never more then one injection in a visit. My son got his first varicella vaccine at 5 years old. Within a few minutes of leaving the doctor's office, Colt threw up, passed out, choked on his puke and stopped breathing. My husband ran him from the parking lot into ER lifeless! My son was in full blown anaphylactic shock, was put on a ventilator, was having seizures, flat lining, being shocked back to life, which shoved the breathing tube too far and collapsed a lung.
It was touch and go for a few hours, we were life flighted to a close by children's ICU. After 48 hours on a breathing machine, and more medicine than I've had in my life, my baby boy started breathing his own breaths while still on the machine. He fought a horrible battle all due to having a vaccine reaction. I will never take a chance of any vaccine on my children again!!
Colt carries an EpiPen, uses daily inhaler and liquid medication to control asthma, and one for fast relief. He can't tolerate any gelatin (it's in some vaccines including varicella) We were always told he had eczema, but come to find out it's a food allergy. Now that we've cut it out of his diet, his skin is eczema free. This fall he tested high on the dyslexia scale. We're working five days a week with a reading analyst, and twice a week with speech therapy."
Colt will turn six years old in spring, 2017. Fortunately, he survived his vaccine injury. Many childen do not. However, Colt and his family will live with the longterm effects of his vaccine injury, perhaps for the rest of Colt's life. Delaying vaccines or spreading them out is no guarantee that you or your child will escape vaccine injury or death. Please educate before you vaccinate. Read vaccine package inserts. Ask questions.
"Seems like since my eyes have been opened to the dangers, I read stories and meet people on a regular basis, affected by vaccines. It's absolutely heartbreaking."
Amber B. ~ Colt's Mother
“Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.”
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Adopted 1948 after World War II)
Below is a referenced commentary on religious freedom, as it relates to vaccines, by National Vaccine Information Center's Co-founder and Presdident, Barbara Loe Fisher.
The Declaration of Independence begins with, “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.” That Declaration was a rejection of oppression by a ruling aristocracy and the pledge that this country would uphold the unalienable natural right to life and liberty that belongs to every person.
240 years later, we find ourselves again fighting for freedom from oppression because we have allowed the rise of a new ruling aristocracy, an elitist class of privileged citizens who want the legal right to judge, shame, segregate, discriminate against and punish fellow citizens who do not share their beliefs. Nowhere is this truth more self evident than in the oppressive implementation of one-size-fits-all mandatory vaccination laws that fail to respect biodiversity or human rights and crush citizen opposition, in violation of the informed consent ethic and freedom of thought, speech, conscience and religious belief.
"We come here today . . . in honor of our children; our children who have passed from vaccination injury; our children who've been hurt from vaccination; and children who stand to be hurt from this new law. Our stories matter. Our children matter; and we're tired of being dismissed; and we tired of being ignored; and we're not going to stop fighting SB277."
Parents honored their vaccine injured and deceased children and stood in peaceful protest of SB277; a law that takes away a parent's right to a religious or personal belief vaccine exemption for school attendance in the state of California. Listen to their stories below.
"No parent should outlive their children."
Today, July 1, 2016 is the day that SB277 goes into effect in California. SB277 takes away a parent's right to a religious or personal belief vaccine exemption. If parents do not fully comply with the current mandated vaccine schedule and additional vaccines that may be added to the schedule in the future, their children can not attend private or public school. Their only option is to homeschool or move out of state. What has happened in California, could happen in any state.
In peaceful protest of SB277 and to honor the many children and adults that have been injured or have died from vaccines, a rally and candlelight vigil is taking place in Santa Monica, CA today, July 1st.
Those of us who cannot travel to California today or to other areas where sister rallies are being held, can support our California brothers and sisters in mind, heart and spirit by saying a prayer and lighting a candle from wherever we are.
Please light a candle at http://www.gratefulness.org/light-a-candle/. Just follow the prompts to light your candle; and be sure to include SB277 in your message or signature so that we can search and see all the candles that are burning in solidarity with the SB277 vigil. The candle lighting process is simple, beautiful and free. Your candle will remain burning for 48 hours.
To view candles already burning, go to http://www.gratefulness.org/light-a-candle/, select "View Candles" and then type SB277 in the "Search candles" box.
Thank you for your thoughts, your prayers and your candles. God bless and take care...
Learn more about SB277 . . .
Past articles, posts and videos . . .
“. . . Pretend you had a Holy Spirit intuition; an overwhelming gut instinct to avoid vaccinations before she was even born, in a state that doesn’t recognize freedom of religion concerning vaccines.“
Click below for Pailyn's story as told by her mother, Lindey.
Thank you Lindey for permission to share your story.
"Speak out on behalf of the voiceless, and for the rights of all who are vulnerable."
Maternal Instinct . . . Mothers of vaccine injured and deceased children often share how they, like Pailin's Mom, had a "feeling" a "sense" about vaccines that they put aside, usually because of pressure from doctors and other health care professionals. Sadly, they live with deep regret. Please mothers, tap into and trust that maternal instinct that comes from deep within; and I believe, from God.
"We are here on this earth, now, because of maternal instinct. It’s the most powerful force in the world . . . we ignore that instinct there are perils; and medicine has sought to usurp that instinct by saying we in the white coat know better. No we don’t. No we don’t."
Dr. Andrew Wakefield
Vaccine Exemptions . . . The right to religious and personal belief vaccine exemptions is being threatened and has already been eliminated in some U.S. states. As a result, parents are losing their right to refuse vaccines for their children even when vaccines violate their deeply held personal or religious beliefs. Educate, advocate and pray for the protection of vaccine choice rights for those who choose not to vaccinate; and for safer, more ethical and effective vaccines for those who choose to vaccinate.
Join the NVIC (National Vaccine Information Center) Advocacy Portal to be kept aware of vaccine policies in your state; and take action when asked to do so. The combined efforts of concerned citizens have made a difference in many states. Click here to learn more.
In my last post, I shared the powerful speech that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. gave at the CDC Truth, Transparency & Freedom Rally in Atlanta Georgia on October 24, 2015. Below is video of National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) Co-Founder and President, Barbara Loe Fisher, and the powerful and passionate speech she gave at the same rally.
As Michelle Ford of Vaccine Injury Awareness League (V-IAL) states in her introduction which begins at point 1:44 in the video, Barbara co-founded the NVIC in 1982 and for over 30 years has led the vaccine safety and freedom movement. Barbara is "one of the most frequently quoted non-medical experts on vaccine science, policy, law, and the ethical principals of informed consent. . . . She has debated more doctors on radio and television on the subject of vaccination than any other American."
NVIC's President Barbara Loe Fisher spoke at the CDC Truth and Transparency Rally on October 24, 2015. In her speech she spoke of the history of vaccine injury, the creation of the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) and its failure to provide vaccine injured Americans with a no-fault non-adversarial mechanism for vaccine injury compensation and the betrayal by the U.S. Supreme Court of making the VICP the sole remedy for vaccine injury compensation. Learn more at NVIC.org.
Full Transcript of Barbara's speech is available here.
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s Speech at the CDC Truth, Transparency & Freedom Rally
Atlanta, GA ~ Ocober 24, 2015
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I'm going to say one last thing to you. Frank DeStefano, who runs the division, the vaccine division, and who orchestrated this corruption; he is a criminal and he committed scientific research fraud and he is guilty of injuring all of these people. Now I'm saying that and I'm using his name; and what I'm saying, if it's untrue is an act of slander, and I want him to sue me. And if he didn't do it, he ought to sue me. He ought to file a suit this afternoon and enjoin me from ever saying that again. If somebody said that about me, I would sue them immediately and I'm saying to you, Frank DeStefano, if you didn't poison the children, you need to sue me right now and shut me up because what I'm saying to you is damaging to your career. So let's see what he does on Monday. Thank you all very much." ~ Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., CDC Truth, Transparency & Freedom Rally, October 24, 2015
In this informative and powerful video, of a presentation that took place on Mother's Day 2015 in Berkeley, CA, you'll hear four intelligent, articulate women share their knowledge, experience and personal stories about the dangers of vaccines. Dr. Tina Kimmel, former Research Scientist for the CA Dept. of Public Health’s Immunization Branch, and head of the Personal Belief Exemption Program, explains how approval of the Hepatitis B vaccine for newborns was based purely on profit. The panel makes a strong case for opposing CA SB277, which was signed into law on June 30th; however, the information presented is of importance to all. Scroll down for information on each panel participant.
The full version of the presentation which includes a Q&A appears below.