Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Green Our Vaccines Rally - "Too Many, Too Soon!"

Last Wednesday (June 4th) was the Green our Vaccines Rally in Washington, DC. Speakers included: Jenny McCarthy, Jim Carrey, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Dr. Jay Gordon, Dr. Jerry Kartzinel, and Dr. Boyd Hayley. More than 40 autism and environmental organizations supported their efforts and an estimated 8,500 participated. Every state was represented including supporters from Mexico, Canada, and the Philippines.

I was really looking forward to marching but became sick the night before and ended up staying home in bed...wishing that I was there in my green shirt holding up a picture of Matthew. I want to thank the 8,500+ people who rallied to demand that our government take the neuro-toxins out of our children's vaccines. Toxins such as mercury (thimerosal is still in 11 FDA-approved shots), aluminum, ether, antifreeze, formaldehyde...the list goes on & on.

For the record, I am not anti-vaccine, just anti-the poisons they have in them and -the schedule that is pushed on unknowing parents (children receive 36 shots by the time they are 3 years old). Before Matthew was diagnosed with autism, I had no idea these toxins were in his shots. IF I had known, I would have used an alternate (delayed) vax schedule with one shot at a time. I also would NOT have given him Tylenol before and after each vaccination (as our peds advised) b/c acetaminophen reduces glutathione which the body needs to detox.

Here are a few links with news coverage and a blog with some excellent pictures from the rally. Please take a moment to look at them...



Casdok said...

What a shame you missed it. Hope you werent unwell for long. And hope Matthews foot is better.

Angoraknitter said...

My son received all his "recommended" vaccines before 2002...before they started reducing the mercury...makes me sick to think about it. But I refused to vax my daughters. I read that VA only has a religious or "serious" medical excuse exemption and I'm just so worried about how that's going to go when we move next year. There's so many things I have to research and this is just one of them...and not enough time to stay on top of it.

Cathy said...

I've never heard of that tylenol thing. Our ped. wants me to wait to give our 1 year old his MMR because he seems to have a texture aversion when it comes to eating. I waited until 15 months with my first son - my choice - and wanted to wait with this one too. Just a little freaked out that SHE suggested it first. I'm hoping to wait until he's 2 to start a series of shots - so it's not all at once.
Great post - very informative.

hopefaithbelieve said...

If only we had known.
Being there was a beautiful experinece. God Bless Matthew, and his mommy and daddy.