Parents Continue to Support Dr. Wakefield

Parents continue to support Dr Andrew Wakefield, convinced that vaccines are the  cause of their children’s Autism

Article by Christina England

Autism Today Online

December 7, 2009

Tension mounts in the UK, as Dr Andrew Wakefield’s case, has continued behind the closed doors of the the General Medical Council, or as it is sometimes referred to,  the ‘lions den‘ for over three years.  Parents have raged, protesting openly outside the gates of this massive building and around the UK, parents await anxiously for the GMC decision.

On the first day of Dr Wakefield’s trial, parents gathered outside the GMC, holding placards, clapping and cheering and patting him on the back as he mounted the steps of the Royal Courts of Justice in London. Chants of “There’s only one Andrew Wakefield” and shouts of “It’s a witch hunt” echoed all around.

Martin Walker – Cry Shame  has continued throughout the trial, to report daily and while some parents in the UK feel that this trial is justified, others can only show sadness as they prepare for the loss of a great advocate.

The British Government pay little attention to the the parents who support this doctor or it seems the goings on in the GMC . It has been shown that even before a decision has been reached, they are so sure that Wakefield is guilty of professional misconduct, that they have been promoting the teaching that his findings were not based on scientific evidence and that the MMR is safe in British secondary schools. In fact any student who agreed that the MMR was safe and his research was bad science was awarded extra marks in their GCSE exams.

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.