From the October 2008 Idaho Observer:

Asking the right questions

We have both the responsibility of protecting our children from dangerous medical interventions and the opportunity to reeducate the interveners

Many of our friends and subscribers tell us stories regarding their dealings with doctors, lawyers, bureaucrats and others in positions of authority where they have felt victimized due to not having enough information. They often say, "If I had only known then what I know now." But experience has shown that simply asking the right questions is much easier. In fact, it is actually more effective to come off as though you do NOT know much about the statute, procedure or policy at issue. The most important thing to know is our basic God-given rights. Always be courteous, humble, non-assuming and friendly. Behaving as though the person you are working with is a companion in protecting you and your rights will often "do the trick". To help the many people who are being intimidated by pediatricians or MDs into being injected on the spot with vaccines for themselves or their children, below is a sampling of 10 questions that Vaccination Liberation co-director Wendy Callahan offers parents when taking their child to a pediatrician.

1. Why are children under two given four tetanus shots? (DPT) 2, 4, 6, 12 months. How can the Tetanus vaccine induce immunity, when contracting the disease naturally does not give immunity? Isnít tetanus a bacteria?

2. Is there mercury in vaccines? Isnít that a neurotoxin? Are they taking that out? Why? Was there a mistake made putting it in? Are there any other mistakes made with vaccines?

3. Are there viruses in the polio vaccine that should not be there? What about SV40? Herpes and Epstein Barr - arenít they monkey viruses? Isnít this vaccine made in monkey kidney tissue?

4. Is the MMR a live virus? Canít live viruses mutate like in the new AIDS vaccine they have just halted because of mutating viruses?

5. Isnít the MMR made in chicken eggs? Since birds get avian leukemia, is it possible that leukemia could be transferred to humans through RNA and DNA from these animals?

6. Hepatitis B. Isnít this a disease that is sexually transmitted? Why does my 12 hr. old newborn need this vaccine? Or my 2 month old or my 10 year old?

7. Isnít vaccine protection at the most good for 10 years? Why would I give my child a vaccine that will protect him from chicken pox for the first 10 years of his/her life only to leave him/her vulnerable for chicken pox when it is much more dangerous for him/her to have it when he/she is older?

8. Prevnar is for ear infections? Seven percent less ear infections? There are 90 known strains of pneumonia and this vaccine protects against seven of them? Why is this vaccine so expensive?

9. The Rotovirus vaccine was pulled off the market six months after it was approved by the FDA in 1998 and released on the market. Now that two new Rotovirus vaccines have recently been released onto the market, can you tell me how long these vaccines were tested for safety? Are any tested longer than six weeks?   [Answer: No]

10. Is it true that if my child has an adverse reaction to this vaccination, you (the doctor) are not held responsible?

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