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jenny mccarthy-tired of that example being overused

Posted by on May. 7, 2012 at 8:53 PM
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thats another name i get tired of being associated with whackos and vaccines... her name comes up all the time in heated vaccine discussions...it's just another sample of someone who spurts out what they heard on the news...


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kitty8199
by Silver Member on May. 7, 2012 at 9:53 PM
I know. When I think of my reasons for not vaxing, her name doesn't even pop into my head.
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wolfybaby
by Bronze Member on May. 7, 2012 at 10:53 PM
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 when i started out, i didnt even know who she was. i had to google her and even barbara loe fisher!

when they bring her up, i like to bring up paul offit and make a remark about how hes got his hand in the vaccine industrys pocket. some people like to bring up his books, which i have read [yes, i have], and how scarily misleading they are.

even from a NEUTRAL stance on vaccines, paul offits books are propoganda.. not even close to sherr tenpennys book! sure, jenny mccarthy may be a little on the propoganda side, but at least she is telling the truth about vaccine ingredients and at least wants SAFE vaccines, not necessarily no vaccines at all.

ceckyl
by Bronze Member on May. 7, 2012 at 10:58 PM
I've never even heard about her lol.
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emmy526
by New Owner on May. 8, 2012 at 6:31 AM

i never did either, and my decision not to vax was over a decade before she came on the scene....i just love how people equate our decision based on what a movie star has to say....

Quoting ceckyl:

I've never even heard about her lol.



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emmy526
by New Owner on May. 8, 2012 at 6:47 AM


Quoting ceckyl:

I've never even heard about her lol.

here's some info from wiki: take it for what its worth.....


Activism and autism controversy

Jenny McCarthy speaking at the 2008 Ante Up For Autism benefit

In May 2007, McCarthy announced that her son Evan was diagnosed with autism in 2005. Before claiming that her son's autism was caused by vaccination, McCarthy wrote that he was gifted, a "crystal child", and she an "indigo mom".[32] Evan's disorder began with seizures and his improvement occurred after the seizures were treated, symptoms experts have noted are more consistent with Landau–Kleffner syndrome, often misdiagnosed as autism.[33][34] McCarthy served as a spokesperson for Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) from June 2007 until October 2008.[35] She participated in fundraisers, online chats, and other activities for the non-profit organization to help families affected by autism spectrum disorders. Her first fundraiser for TACA, Ante Up for Autism,[36] was held on October 20, 2007, in Irvine, California. She is a prominent spokesperson and activist for the Generation Rescue foundation,[37] and serves on its Board of Directors as of January 2011.[38]

A study found 24% of parents placed "some trust" in information on vaccine safety from celebrities like Jenny McCarthy.[4]

McCarthy's book on the subject, Louder than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism, was published September 17, 2007. She stated both in her book and during her appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show that her husband was unable to deal with their son's autism, which led to their divorce. In 2008, she appeared on a Larry King Live special dedicated to the subject, and argued that vaccines can trigger autism.[39][40] In an April 27, 2010 PBSFrontline documentary, she was interviewed about the controversy between vaccine opponents and public health experts.[41][42]

McCarthy has also stated on talk shows and at rallies that chelation therapy helped her son recover from autism.[4] The underlying rationale for chelation, the speculation that mercury in vaccines causes autism, has been roundly rejected by scientific studies, with the National Institute of Mental Healthconcluding that autistic children are unlikely to receive any benefit to balance the risks of heart attack, stroke and cardiac arrest posed by the chelating agents used in the treatment.[43] Her son also received conventional, more effective treatment such as intensive behavioral therapy.[citation needed]

McCarthy's public presence, and vocal activism on the vaccination-autism controversy, led, in 2008, to her being awarded The James Randi Educational Foundation's Pigasus Award(granted for contributions to pseudoscience) for the 'Performer Who Has Fooled The Greatest Number of People with The Least Amount of Effort'. Randi stated in a video on the JREF's website that he did sympathize with the plight of McCarthy and her child, but admonished her for using her public presence in a way that may discourage parents from having their own children vaccinated.[44]

McCarthy's claims that vaccines cause autism are not supported by any medical evidence, and the original paper by Andrew Wakefield that formed the basis for the claims (and for whose book McCarthy wrote a foreword)[45] has been shown to be based on manipulated data and fraudulent research.[46][47][48][49] The BMJ published a 2011 article by journalist Brian Deer, based on information uncovered by Freedom of Information legislation after the British General Medical Council (GMC) inquiry into allegations of misconduct against Wakefield that led to him being struck-off from the medical register (unable to practice medicine in the UK) and his articles retracted, stating that Wakefield had planned a venture to profit from the MMR vaccine scare.[50][51][52][53]

Parental concerns over vaccines have led to decreased immunization rates and increased incidence of whooping cough and measles, a highly contagious and sometimes deadly disease.[54] Neil Cameron, a historian who specializes in the history of science, writing for The Montreal Gazette labeled the controversy a "failure of journalism" that resulted in unnecessary deaths, saying that The Lancet should not have published a study based on "statistically meaningless results" from only 12 cases and that a grapevine of worried parents and "nincompoop" celebrities fueled the widespread fears.[55]

Generation Rescue issued a statement that the "media circus" following the revelation of fraud and manipulation of data was "much ado about nothing",[56] which led USA Today to report that McCarthy had "taken a beating on Twitter".[57] Salon.com responded to Generation Rescue's statement with:[58]

"It's high time the woman who once said that 'I do believe sadly it's going to take some diseases coming back to realize that we need to change and develop vaccines that are safe' took a step back and reconsidered the merits of that increasingly crackpot stance. And it's time she acknowledged that clinging to research that's been deemed patently fraudulent does not make one a 'mother warrior.' It makes her a menace."

In January 2011, McCarthy defended Wakefield, saying that he had listened to parents and that the controversy was "merely the allegations of a single British journalist named Brian Deer".


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Kari78
by Bronze Member on May. 8, 2012 at 8:38 AM
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She had nothing to do with my decision, but I really like her.  I think it was brave of her to be so outspoken about vaccines...it has to be stressful to have so much hatred directed at her, just for telling the truth and speaking her mind.

wolfybaby
by Bronze Member on May. 8, 2012 at 12:19 PM

she is so sexy!

AJMRmom
by Member on May. 9, 2012 at 8:12 AM

 Or rather than doing true research, taking what others are saying and running with the information like the sheeple they be.

uncommonsense
by New Member on May. 9, 2012 at 12:54 PM

I'd never heard of her until I had be non-vaxing for a couple children.  I'm glad there are people like her out there who are willing to speak out and not care what people say or think about her.   We need more champions who will stand up against this massive money making scheme that is destroying lives.  

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