These 3 subjects are very close to my heart. I belong to separate email lists for the three subjects but it seems I’m not allowed to jointly post on all 3 because the different groups that speak up for children on one subject can’t agree on the other two.
Good thing I have a “blog” because, here, no one can stop me from mixing up my issues. (smile)
Knowing that babies die from the use of breast milk substitutes, being circumcised and being vaccinated, I am very wary of these practices and do everything I can to educate others about the dangers. Not only death but lifelong injury/illnesses can be traced back to all of these follies. Many people who are against formula feeding and circumcision of infants, will defend in a very loud voice the mass vaccination of infants. They truly believe that the pharmaceutical companies have improved the lives of millions. I thought that, too, at one time. I was married to a doctor who had been in charge of setting up vaccine programs for the provincial government in Quebec. When I read a “Mothering Magazine” article in 1977 which discussed the dangers of vaccines, I was shocked. I took the article to my husband thinking that he would be able to tell me scientifically why the article was incorrect. He read it through and handed it back to me saying “This makes perfect sense, don’t ever have our daughter vaccinated again.”
I’ve been reading about and attending lectures on the dangers of vaccines for the past 30 years. The more I know, the more vocal I am about keeping these poisons away from babies, children and adults. In his book, “How to Have a Healthy Child Despite Your Doctor”, pediatrician Dr. Robert S. Mendelsohn calls vaccines “A Medical Time Bomb”.
That bomb that Dr. Mendelsohn warned us about in the early ‘80s is exploding all over the place today in immune system disorders like fibromyalgia, arthritis, Crohn’s disease, MS, asthma, etc. The increasing incidence of childhood autism related symptoms has been laid at the feet of the pharmaceutical companies. All the lawsuits against the vaccine manufacturers by parents who can trace their child’s autism symptoms right to a before/after vaccine time are evidence of the dangers of injecting toxic substances straight into the bloodstream.
I wonder why those who don’t trust the way doctors have been in cahoots with formula manufacturers would trust those same doctors to have high ideals when it comes to vaccines and circumcision. I wonder why those who advocate for baby boy’s to have the human right to choice on the integrity of their penis would react so vociferously to defending the right of parents to inject a child with vaccines that may lead to a life of misery and suffering with asthma, thrombocytopenia, allergies, or worse. What’s with women who protect their children from vaccines and formula but can’t bear to look upon natural male genitalia? For me, this is a 3-pronged issue and I’ve come to the conclusion that all 3 come out of basic corporate greed. Yes, folks, it’s money, pure and simple, that keep hurting babies. There’s not one advocate of circumcision, formula or infant vaccine who would be interested in any of these things if it wasn’t for a profit. Just look at all the advocates on the opposite side: lactivists, intactivists and anti-vax folks—they don’t make money from their unceasing quest to educate others (if they do, none are getting rich, that’s for sure). I’d love to see the day when all three of these violations against babies are ended.