The Truth about Vaccines: A response to our critics

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  • Kory OranskyJune 29, 2015

    My daughter was born 5 years ago with a congenital heart defect. It was surgically corrected when she was 3 months old. We lived in isolation from the time of her birth until she was admitted to the hospital for her first operation (she will need another procedure, but hopefully not for many, many years.) Even though we lived in isolation, there were times when we had to brave the outside world and take her out in public. The equipment that her doctors needed to keep track of her condition is unfortunately not portable, so we had to go to the offices or clinics. During that time, every sniffle or sneeze from another child terrified me. I had no idea if that child suffered from allergies or had something contagious. Because my daughter was spending so much energy just trying to stay alive, she had even less chance of surviving a preventable illness like measles or chickenpox. They would have finished her off. Fortunately, we lived in an area where the overwhelming majority of people were sensible and got their kids their shots. They protected not only their own children but also my precious daughter. After all, the best way to prevent an outbreak is to take measures that insure one can't even get traction in the first place, which is what mass vaccination does beautifully. I cannot thank those responsible, caring people enough for doing that. And now, I make sure my children are up to date on their shots, too. As Catholics, we DO have a responsibility to others. (Yes, we ARE our brother's keepers, and our sister's keepers, too. Surely you have heard that verse before.) Immunocompromised people are no less precious in the eyes of the Lord, whether their disability is temporary like my daughter's was, or permanent. I am dismayed that there are Catholics who go out of their way to distort science and to distort Catholic teaching on vaccines. Thank you for taking a strong stand in obedience to what the Vatican has said and done regarding vaccination.

  • Katie June 29, 2015

    Thank you so much for taking such a strong stand in favor of vaccinations. And FYI, commenter debi vinnedge is the rabidly anti-vac leader of CoG, an anti-vax group that masquerades as a pro-life group. Further, deisher's study is riddled with flaws and has been pretty thoroughly debunked. But you should ready yourselves for an influx of CoG trolls.

  • Katie June 29, 2015

    Thank you so much for taking such a strong stand in favor of vaccinations. And FYI, commenter debi vinnedge is the rabidly anti-vac leader of CoG, an anti-vax group that masquerades as a pro-life group. Further, deisher's study is riddled with flaws and has been pretty thoroughly debunked. But you should ready yourselves for an influx of CoG trolls.

  • Debi VinnedgeJune 28, 2015

    Wow - your points on aborted fetal cell lines used in vaccines are not even close to the truth. Suggest you do more fact checking on the hundreds, if not thousands of aborted babies used - not just 3 - in vaccine research. They "perfected" several cell lines and they are FDA approved - but there were endless babies sacrificed in the process. Read www.cogforlife.org loaded with science references.

  • Debi VinnedgeJune 28, 2015

    Wow - your points on aborted fetal cell lines used in vaccines are not even close to the truth. Suggest you do more fact checking on the hundreds, if not thousands of aborted babies used - not just 3 - in vaccine research. They "perfected" several cell lines and they are FDA approved - but there were endless babies sacrificed in the process. Read www.cogforlife.org loaded with science references.

  • Melissa SchneiderFebruary 21, 2015

    Sir, are you familiar with Teresa Deisher's research. If you were, you would fully understand why aborted fetal cell lines in vaccines are heinous, not just from an ethical standpoint, but from a medical standpoint. With hundreds of thousands of parents reporting to each other and in social media that their children were vaccine injured, don't you think its time to really re-evaluate what the CDC is saying and demand that they be completely transparent? They haven't been and if you did your research the way many of us have, you'd know this. Please look up Dr. William Thompson, CDCwhistleblower and you will understand why parents don't trust the science that you keep flaunting. I saw my child's injury unfold at age 4 from DTaP. The Catholic Church can no longer say that public health is at risk from not vaccinating, when so many children have been put at risk from vaccines. My son is not less than any other child. No, I am not responsible for anyone else's child. I am responsible for the one that God gave me. Has anyone else been responsible for my son's care after his injury? No, so where is the moral imperative from the Catholic Church to make sure that pharm, doctors and the CDC assume accountability and financial responsibility for their long term care. It has been grossly absent. Unless you and the Catholic Church is going to finally assume financial responsibility for our children, then you need to rethink your position because it is negligent and encourages the abuse and injury of more children in the future.

  • Trimelda September 6, 2014

    And now the Vatican has condemned vaccines made from aborted babies. What do you say now on this issue?

  • karen dufresneMay 7, 2010

    As a nurse and a grandmother I have heard and seen both sides of this discussion. There are other ways of dealing with vacinations, the main thing my daughter did was space out the injections. Instead of the child receiving 3-5 vacines at one time - we took them back every month to get a new one. Takes diligance on the adult part but we saw less reactions and less pain for the children. Made my daughter and I feel better too.

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