The multitude of pressure faced by a new parent:
- my mom says she vaccinated me and it’s the right thing to do;
- all my friends vaccinated their children and they seem ok;
- the media keeps reminding me I’m a good parent only if I vaccinate;
- the nurses say it’s vitally important;
- random strangers tell me I have to do it for the sake of everyone;
- the CDC is a huge government organization, they couldn’t be wrong;
- my doctor says vaccines are necessary;
I’ve heard so much about the diseases. I’m afraid for what might happen if my baby caught whooping cough, or measles, or chicken pox, or mumps, or, or, or, or
What’s a parent to do?
Every single parent who has faced these pressures has had to wrestle through mounds of information to understand all the factors involved.
Does each point of view above have valid scientific support?
Does the potential of vaccine injury exist?
Why would vaccines be labeled as “unavoidably unsafe” by the U.S. Supreme Court and why is there a separate court system for compensation for vaccine injury which has paid out nearly $4 billion since 1988?
Why would this special court pay out awards to 83 cases of autism, aka brain damage, from vaccine injury, yet continue to deny a link between autism and vaccines?
Have all the the opinion givers I am exposed to read the complete information, called a ‘vaccine insert,’ produced by the manufacturer which lists ingredients, side effects and contra-indications? That should be a minimum requirement for anyone injecting vaccines.
Do they understand how every ingredient in a vaccine might impact my child’s body and brain?
Has the person doing the injecting been trained in recognizing and responding to a vaccine injury?
Will any of these people provide financial, physical or emotional support in the event that my child is severely damaged because of the vaccine?
This is an important decision that you alone will bear the weight of. Be careful who you listen to. Don’t be afraid to ask questions until you are satisfied. Don’t ever let anyone push you through fear tactics. Don’t let anyone bully you. It’s not just autism we worry about. Is vaccination going to give my child robust health? Is there a better way to health?
You can always vaccinate later. You can never UN vaccinate. Soooo many parents wish they could have the opportunity to make this decision again.
Author: Becky Hastings. I’m just a mom, pastor’s wife, grandmother, health promoter, breastfeeding counselor helping moms for 22+ years, and someone who seeks to research, understand and share truth so people can make wise choices in our crazy mixed up, deceived world!
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