The ABC reports that childcare rebates could be denied to anti-vaccination parents under new Federal Government laws. And parents who refuse to vaccinate their children will miss out on government benefits of up to $15,000 per child.
“...it’s a very important measure to keep our children and our families as safe as possible,” Prime Minister Tony Abbott said.
The parents of about 39,000 children have signed “conscientious objection” forms that certify they have a “personal, philosophical, religious or medical” objection to immunisation. But Mr Morrison added that no mainstream religions have registered objections to the proposals, and many pro-vaccination groups and doctors are expected to welcome the policy.
It seems the days of “choice” might soon be over.
It is unfortunate that pro-vaccination groups do not even want the issue debated. They “hounded” Dr Tenpenny’s visit in every possible way last year – until it her speaking tour to Australia was cancelled.
Here Osteopath Dr Tenpenny speaks with Richie Allen (below) about the cancellation of her tour.
The campaign to force Dr Tenpenny from coming to Australia creates a question about the suppression of free speech.
And the media, too, seem to have a part in this campaign.
I noticed about a month to six weeks ago a concerted pro-vax push across all forms of media: Articles in the printed press; television news and lifestyle programmes – all claiming the need for 100% vaccination. I even said to my writing cohort in Adelaide, Mary Maxwell, “Something is up. There are so many anti-anti-vax stories emerging in the media”. And many of these stories seemed to have no real basis for a news story. They were all just propagating a pro-vax view.
What is more disturbing is that any report that might question the safety of vaccinations is not only buried, but met with vitriol.
I am sure all parents would like to hear the many sides of the debate.
Take for example a statement from Christopher William Savage who joined the Queensland Police Service (Australia) in 1989 at the age of 27.
His declaration (2012) – which he says is “true in every particular” – confirms that the police are writing off cases of possible vaccine injury as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and that the police are falsely accusing parents of manslaughter and Shaken Baby Syndrome.
As reported in vactruth, his statement identifies succinctly a variety of cases in which babies appear fit and healthy on the day of their vaccination but deteriorate after they received the vaccine. He reveals a catalog of cover-ups and has exposed the fact that every (death) case is treated as if it were a case of manslaughter with parents being interrogated as prime suspects and potential child abusers.
Savage says, “Now they give the vaccinations at birth and I speculate that this is so that any damage can be blamed as having the problems since birth.” (Report at Jim Stone here)
This raises a number of issues and questions:
1) When people like Dr Tenpenny are “prevented” from speaking in Australia, this not only violates free speech, but provokes suspicion and division.
2) In the US, more than $3.0 billion in 3,887 compensation awards has been paid to Vaccine Injury claims since 1989. Many more petitioners have been denied.
3) If these laws are passed, will Australian politicians be complicit in “injury or assault” if or when vaccines cause death and injury? And,
4) Who is behind the agenda for 100% vaccinations?
It seems no authority is willing to have a debate.
I think the debate has also been deliberately infected to allow only two sides: For or against vaccination. This bipolar division erodes the real discussion about what vaccines or combinations of vaccines might injure – or alternative methods of keeping the population safe on certain diseases. Thus conflicting articles or information (examples below) cannot be addressed.
A Canadian mom recently announced that she is leaving the anti-vax movement after all of her seven children — four of them completely unvaccinated — have come down with whooping cough. (Her first three children, vaccinated on an alternative schedule, got whooping cough too).
Numerous published studies reveal how live-virus vaccines like MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) actually shed these diseases for many weeks or even months following vaccination, potentially infecting others, both vaccinated and unvaccinated.
According to GlobalResearch.org a 2014 report published by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) states “that the most highly vaccinated populations are also those with the greatest number of outbreaks for those same infectious diseases. This was especially the case for measles, mumps, rubella, polio and pertussis outbreaks.”
We all want our children to be safe and healthy, but in Australia, there seems to be a force driving this agenda forward with no regard to debate or discussion. The government proposes to “punish” those who refuse vaccinations – many who have probably read more on the subject that those planning to sign the changes into law.
And it might not be long before it is deemed “criminal” to refuse the vaccination program.