“We are here to witness and talk about the suffering of our children. The suffering of vaccine injured children is no different from those who suffer from the complications of infectious disease, except that the lives of the vaccine injured are dismissed as acceptable losses, and their families are persecuted by those who do not want to see or hear about what vaccines are doing to our children.
We believe that every life is important. We will not look the other way while those vulnerable to vaccine injury and death are being sacrificed in the name of the greater good. When the State considers one of us to be expendable, then we are all considered expendable. It is time to hold corporations and government agencies corrupting science and exploiting the people for profit and power financially and legally accountable for what they have done, shamefully, in the name of the greater good.
The greater good of a society is never served when public health policy is based on a utilitarian pseudo ethic that uses demonization, discrimination and segregation to pit citizen against citizen and punish people for exercising their human and civil rights. We will not give up our human right to exercise informed consent to medical risk taking in order to exercise our civil right to a school education, health care and employment. It is time to stand up and throw off the chemical chains that are making us sick and reaffirm the natural rights of freedom of speech and conscience and the pursuit of life and liberty guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution.
I say this as a mother who witnessed her healthy, bright two and a half year old first born child suffer a convulsion, collapse shock and brain inflammation within hours of his fourth DPT shot in 1980 that left him with multiple learning disabilities and a 12-year sentence confined to a special education classroom in the public school system. My son did not die and he was not severely brain damaged like so many children for whom the risks of vaccination turn out to be 100 percent.
But he was part of the tidal wave of learning disabled children emerging in the 1980’s, growing larger in the 1990’s, and exploding in the first decade of the 21st century at precisely the same time that the government’s child vaccine schedule tripled from 23 doses of 7 vaccines to a bloated 69 doses of 16 vaccines. During those three decades, a shocking number of our children have been struck down and crippled by a chronic disease and disability epidemic sweeping through schools that now affects 1 child in 6 diagnosed with learning disabilities; 1 in 9 with asthma; 1 in 10 with ADHD; 1 in 12 with depression; 1 in 50 with autism and 1 in 400 with diabetes.
For every parent who was able to travel to Atlanta today, there are tens of thousands who cannot come because they are at home caring for sick and disabled children. Never being well has become the new normal for children growing up in America. And the three trillion dollar a year health care price tag paid by taxpayers for that new normal today, pales in comparison to what it is going to cost tomorrow, as more and more of these chronically ill and disabled children become adults.
Where are they going to live? What kind of jobs will they hold? What happens when their parents die?”
— Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and president of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC)