Want to create chaos in a room full of mothers? Talk about vaccines. I know, we are all sick of the vaccine debate, but without clear-cut answers, we still do not know what is causing our children to be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. There is so much speculation that it is jading what is our reality. And the reality is we still don’t know anything.
Do you believe your child was diagnosed with Autism as a result of vaccines?
I personally do not. My son was never a typical, smiling, talking child who received a vaccine and was gone the next day. My son had delays as early as 3 months old and believe me, vaccines were not the cause. I have many years with a science background and I do believe in medicine. I also believe that medicine and science can change in the blink of an eye. One of the many reasons I find it so fascinating. I have always kept an open mind but I have yet to find an article that says the risks of vaccines outweigh the benefits. I just can’t find it.
However, I do believe that vaccines should be separated. Kids on the Autism Spectrum usually have low immune systems and their little bodies shouldn’t be overwhelmed with antigens all at the same time. Absolutely. But not to vaccinate? Child abuse, in my opinion. I ask you- would you rather have a child with Autism or a child who dies from the measles?
New Jersey has a 1 in 54 rate of Autism. Why is NJ so much higher than the rest? Are we vaccinating more? No. We live in a state with chemicals in the air and chemicals on our food. Is that reason? Hell if I know. I do know my progressive Ob/Gyn allowed me to eat tuna once a month and sushi occasionally. Did I cause my son’s Autism? Maybe. But I doubt it.
I think there is more to this story. I also firmly believe that our community needs answers and we need them now. Moms need to know that vaccines are not causing Autism so that they can start vaccinating their children again. We do not need to worry about diseases that were eradicated years ago that are only being brought back out of fear of Autism. Please. Think about it.
Right now, we have the anti-vaccination moms vs. the pro-vaccination moms. We all just need to be moms again. To protect our children, from everything we possibly can.