I continue to be outraged by the things that I learn. I just listened to an interview with Dr. Suzanne Humphries regarding vaccinations and autism. This post isn’t meant to be anti-vaccine but the things that anger me the most is that we are allowing ourselves to be backed into a corner by the government. The government is mandating- essentially forcing us to vaccinate our children- and then completely protecting the pharmaceutical companies if and when injury occurs. Meanwhile, at the same time, they are threatening to take away our right to know if our food has been genetically modified. Where are the protests? Where is the outrage? In essence, the government is treating us like small children, incapable of making educated decisions regarding our own bodies and our children’s bodies. We are allowing them to dictate our health and the consequences are devastating. “One in every four couples in developing countries had been found to be affected by infertility” according to the World Health Organization. As of 2014, 1 in 68 children in this country has autism (CDC). The U.S. has the 6th highest cancer rate (World Cancer Research Fund Organization) and “approximately 1 in 285 children in the US will be diagnosed with the disease before the age of 20” (Cancer.org Special Report). The U.S. infant mortality rate has recently been called a “national embarrassment”. In fact, “The United States has a higher infant mortality rate than any of the other 27 wealthy countries, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control. A baby born in the U.S. is nearly three times as likely to die during her first year of life as one born in Finland or Japan. That same American baby is about twice as likely to die in her first year as a Spanish or Korean one.” (Washington Post)
Clearly what we are doing isn’t working. Personally, I’m pissed off at all of this. I’m angry that the government is taking away my right as a parent to make decisions regarding my own children. I’m angry that I don’t always know what I’m eating. I’m scared that if things don’t change soon, it’ll be too late. Please join me. Get mad and do something about it. It literally takes less than one minute to join me in this crusade. It doesn’t matter if you are pro-vaccine or anti-vaccine. The point is, we have a right to chose what we put into our bodies. Give us back that right.
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