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October 10, 2008

“It’s Just Plain False… that Vaccines Cause Autism”

I personally think that Sen. Barack Obama may be wavering on this issue of “vaccines cause autism” because he’s already in hot water over comments by his former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and the autism and vaccines thing is somewhat of a “controversial” issue for some people (for those who know better, it’s not………it’s just plain false, that vaccines cause autism.)

What is interesting about the portion of the quote in parentheses is the fact that it’s coming from a person living on the spectrum.  Someone who has firsthand knowledge of what being autistic is all about.

What’s even more interesting is the fact that I’ve never heard or read a statement like this from someone on the autistic side of the vaccination “debate”.

It’s late, and I’m a bit tired.  Maybe I didn’t read it correctly, but it sure does look pretty cut-n-dry to me, “it’s just plain false… that vaccines cause autism.”

I consider myself to be a very open-minded person, and I’m always up for hearing different points of view.

I’m very curious to know, if I understood the statement correctly, what this blogger feels “caused” his autism.

The jury’s been out on this issue for some time now.

  • Is it the vaccines?
  • Is it the dramatic changes in the environment?
  • Is it hereditary?

Who knows when we’ll reach a verdict that both sides will agree on.

Autism is complex; I don’t know why I’m always trying to figure it out.  I guess I just want to know as much as possible, so I can do more for my son.

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