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In an Us Weekly interview that may garner her more than just a little controversy, Jenny McCarthy claims to have treated her son's autism, ridding him of the disorder.

In a move that had the American Academy of Pediatrics pulling their hair, Jenny blames the MMR vaccine that kids receive to immunize them against measles, mumps and rubella for her son's Autism diagnosis. Prior to the vaccination, she says 6-year-old Evan was attentive and affectionate. She says that after the vaccine Evan fell into himself.

It wasn't until after a strict wheat and dairy-free diet that Evan seemed to come out of his spell. While watching an episode of Spongebob Squarepants, Evan responded with laughter, sending his mother into ecstasy.

Jenny has been a rather outspoken advocate of autism awareness and penned several books. Her methods have come under criticism from doctors for fanning paranoid flames in parents.

McCarthy even tried reaching out to Republican Presidential nominee John McCain, overseeing her own political position to connect with the candidate who has likewise spoken out about a correlation between vaccines and autism. But, even after an urgent helicopter flight for an on-screen interview with the senator, the actress was flatly denied because, as his campaign manager said, "He's ahead in the polls, and this is too controversial, and he doesn't want to go one way or the next."

Lame!

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142 comments to “McCarthy "Cures" Autism, Reaches Out to McCain”

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  1. 1

    aaaand once again, we see how much of a douche mccain is!! obama would have met with her…



  2. 2

    hmm, i didn't know that autism could be "cured". millions of parents who have autistic kids might disagree with her…

    first?? probably not… haha



  3. 3

    oh perez
    if she was reaching out
    to obama
    you'd be praising her….
    you are such a bitch…………..

  4. Gigit says – reply to this


    4

    Diet does NOT get rid of Autism. I have worked in an early intervention center for children, and many of our therapy patients had Autism. Autsim and Asperger's Syndrome can become much better in some children with proper therapy and diet, but it's a case by case basis, and it is by no means a cure.

    He will always have social issues, he will always have his illness, even if his therapy made a huge improvement. Children with severe Autism do not respond a great deal to therapy, rather, it's more borderline cases.

    There IS a trigger to Autism, either a fever, the immunization shots, something, but there is not a "cure." That's like saying Vitamins and therapy "cure" schizophrenia. It's not fair of her to make this statement for her political agenda. As her son grows and matures, is she going to deny or acknowledge his needs or limitations?



  5. 5

    Luvs her!



  6. 6

    Um, McCain's advisor needs glasses. He is not ahead in the polls.



  7. 7

    Jenny may very well be right.
    Another danger for kids is RED DYE number 40,
    which is in many products.
    Studies show it may be making kids hyper active,
    not sugar, but the dyes in foods.



  8. 8

    I hope that she's right



  9. 9

    My son has Autism and I noticed autistic like behaviors as early as 8 months old. He is 6 now and is doing well thanks to education. I think that Jenny has done a good job at representing parents who have children with Autism. Unlike Sara Palin who says she is a good representitive for special needs children and her homeboy Mc Cain. He should know that the issue is not getting smaller but getting bigger.



  10. 10

    Kind of doubt her over-reaching claim, do fully believe McCain does not give a damn.



  11. 11

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  12. Reg says – reply to this


    12

    You cannot cure Autism. I don't know if her son "had" mild autism, but I know most experts on the subject would agree that she's talking rott.



  13. 13

    i like that she's taking action…..i wouldn't be sitting on the sidelines waiting for help either…..gotta trust that mama gut…..she's never wrong



  14. 14

    Actually, she is exactly right about autism. Both of my parents are DAN doctors, and while the treatments on the children must start as soon as possible to get rid of the toxicity, it is completely possible to 'cure' autism. Try reading Evidence of Harm by David Kirby. I've been around it my whole life, and I've seen it done again and again. Safeminds.org. check it out. The negative attitude and the close-mindedness of the pediatric community, is most of the problem. It takes a lot of work, and thinking outside of the box for the wellness and overall health of the autistic child. There is hope.

    Since when is McCain ahead in the polls? What polls? None I've seen–unless they are on fox. ha.



  15. 15

    I never cared for her when she was younger but greatly admire her now…her work for autism awareness, her honesty, her parenting, her style.



  16. 16

    Re: Cristi – lame



  17. 17

    Re: Cristi – You are 100% right (except for the pro-life stance of McC/P).



  18. 18

    Re: Gigit – Do your research. It does. That's why there are soo many DAN doctors now; they are the ones making a difference. I'm in my 3rd year of medical school, and know the biochemistry of the brain can be affected by the toxicity of the mercury in vacs. Read up on it before determining it's not true. Again, I've seen it time and time again as both of my parents are DAN doctors.



  19. 19

    they haven't proven that vaccinations are related to autism. It sounds more like her son had celiac disease since they haven't found a cure for autism.



  20. 20

    Jenny Rocks!!!!!



  21. 21

    Denis Leary says there is no such thing as autism.



  22. 22

    ahead in the polls?
    what polls?!
    yet another lie from McCain!



  23. 23

    WHERE THE HELL IS HE IN THE LEAD IN THE POLLS?



  24. 24

    Re: liz222 – Cubs = CHOKE



  25. 25

    Re: Melissa is always right – funny fucker



  26. 26

    What may work for her may not work for someone else. She needs to be careful when speaking out about her experiences - if could encourage someone to wrongfully take the same action and endanger their child's wellbeing.

    Stars just need to step back sometimes and think before they speak (ie you don't know everything and you are not God). She's trying to help, but I think needs to be a bit more responsible about it.



  27. 27

    WHAT FUCKING POLLS ARE THEY WATCHING????

    TYPICAL RIGHT WING REPUBLICAN PROPOGANDA. McCORPSE is not ahead in one single poll.



  28. 28

    I have 2 children with autism…they were on the gluten free casein free diet for a year …it DID NOT change them or their behaviors at all…



  29. 29

    Re: Melissa is always right
    didn't realize this was a baseball debate



  30. 30

    I really feel for her and all families affected by autism.
    But she is really in denial. If a certain diet cured autism I think scientists would have found out about a long time ago.



  31. 31

    Gawd she is such an idiot. Does she really think people will believe that a former playmate can cure autism when many doctors have been trying ?



  32. 32

    Re: liz222 – Just stating a fact. No debate needed.



  33. 33

    Re: mamajud – what up mamajud?



  34. 34

    he wouldnt talk to her cause its not like hey she just wanted to get the issue out…she tends to get too emotional and wrapped up and throwing out crazy ideas like no wheat and dairy cures this disease…thats why she is a nut job like most of the celebrities and should stay out of politics…bring awareness fine go psycho about it..not ok



  35. 35

    and when she didnt get her way she went psycho and trashed mccain…



  36. 36

    go run to obama he will save the world honey…

  37. Aequa says – reply to this


    37

    Yeah except the preservatives they claim is responsible for autism has been removed from vaccines a couple years ago. I read it's still present in the Flu shot but that's all.



  38. 38

    My soon to be 21 year old brother has Autism. He isn't "cured" but my mom helped him by giving him Sam-E pills and a strong dose of Vitamin B Complex. The truth is, science has linked that kids with Autism have higher levels of toxic iron among other metals that their bodies can't process and dispose of like "normal" people. The iron, which is frequently injected into kids with the vaccines I think can cause this. My brother was "normal" until about the age of 4, after that he was never the same. The Sam-E and Vitamin B Complex help you to rid your body of these excess metals and my brother is 99% better than he was after only 6 months after his initial treatment. There are no "cures" yet.. but I understand what she is saying. By getting rid of certain foods and by giving certain suppliments it IS easy to help out an Autistic kid get back some of their freedom. I've told my mom years ago to get this shit published haha… Of course that wont happen. If you found out changing a diet or giving over-the-counter suppliments helped bring one kid, who was very much Autistic, back around… how will pharmacutical companies, shrinks, etc make money???



  39. 39

    That's nothing, if you have cancer and Obama pisses on you, you'll be cured!



  40. 40

    Re: Smuterella – In my post I meant Mercury not iron… haha



  41. 41

    Re: Aequa

    the toxins are still in the shots. They just claim that because it is less than 1% they don't need to report it.. but they are still there. And when you need God even knows how many shots before you're even 5yrs old, that adds up

  42. Ang M says – reply to this


    42

    It is possible with countless hours of therapy that a child can be considered no longer under the "umbrella" of autism.

  43. Gigit says – reply to this


    43

    Re: scadbrookie – Actually, thirmosal has been removed from vaccines in many places, such as California and Canada, and yet, Autism rates are increasing in children with thirmosal free vaccines. If vaccines are at fault, it's not from the thirmosal, it's from the vaccine itself.



  44. 44

    Another irresponsibile pedantic celebrity, when her son has another issue what will be at fault? Her lack of sensitivity for parents who have children with autism is mind boggling.



  45. 45

    Science shows, over and over, that McCarthy is dead wrong on this topic. I am SO sick of people not vaccinating their kids. I vaccinated mine. There ARE possible "injuries" associating with vaccines. But herd immunity is necessary, so I did it. People who don't vaccinate are riding on the backs OF MY KIDS VACCINATIONS & relying on my kids' vaccinations to keep their kids from getting sick. It's fucked up. And inexcusible. Only people who have known vaccine injuries in their family should abstain. And MMR does NOT, by ANY measure of proof, cause autism. Autism tends to present in children the same age that the MMR vaccine is given. They coincide…that does not even IMPLY causation.



  46. 46

    This is such BS!!!!!!!!!! Shame on you Perez. You should check your facts!!!!



  47. 47

    I dont buy it. I work with children with autism. Youo cant cure it but you can deffinently improve it. There is a huge spectrum of autism, and its detected in the firt three years. Eye contact is a huge key. Millions of children have gotten the same shot and never got diagnosed with autism. I think Jenny couldnt bring herself to deal with the fact that her child might have autism and had to blame it on something. So for a little bit he didnt laugh or wasnt loveable. A big percentage of Autistic children are extremely loveable.
    Now all Jenny really has done was scare parents from giving there children a shot that every child needs to get, she didnt cure shit.



  48. 48

    I THINK JC IS AN ASSHOLE JM KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT MEDICAL SCIENCE. IF ALL OF THIS WERE TRUE WHY AREN'T ANY OTHER KIDS CURED?? BOTH OF THEM ARE TRYING TO BE SOME KIND OF GURUS STICK TO WHAT YOU KNOW, BAD MOVIES AND MTV!!



  49. 49

    Re: scadbrookie

    You moron.

    People like you should go away. OR, maybe, since you are so certain that vaccines ’cause' autism, maybe you could conduct the research yourself. You do go to a research-oriented med school, don't you?



  50. 50

    no one is curing autism…depending how high or low you are on the spectrum, with alot of work day after day with the right people you can work the child to where he/she should be for there age group. A child just cant snap put of being autistic.. god some of you people are such idiots



  51. 51

    Re: musicbitch – same to you… Has Obama talked about this issue at all?? I really haven't heard anything specific either from him…. I am just saying…neither of them can take a side on an issue that has so many
    "what if" answers…we need to do more research…but neither candidate can take a side…it would be suicidal



  52. 52

    when will people get it? VACCINES DONT CAUSE AUTISM! there has being numorous studies proving this, i am so sick of hearing they do. Good for her if she cured, thinks she cured, or has some what "cured' her soms autism. McCain is a douche, I am not american but if i was i would be voting Obama, the states have been run by an idiot so far to long, so heres hoping the americans smarten up and vote Obama.



  53. 53

    Re: sparkys nemesis – thanks dear



  54. 54

    Whatever her personal situation may be, she has no place making blanket statements about curing autism. Every child affected by autism requires a very individualized plan of treatment. Some therapies are successful for some kids…others, not so much. In fact, many high-functioning children are able to develop coping skills as they mature, which may outwardly appear that the child is becoming "cured". But no, there is no cure for autism.

    And as the mother of an Asperger child, I can say wholeheartedly that Jenny McCarthy(Rhodes Scholar though she may think she is) is the very LAST person I would go to for advice about my child.



  55. 55

    HE'S AHEAD IN WHAT POLLS? LMAO



  56. 56

    Diet helps but doesn't cure it totally.. raising Glutathione does cure it if the level is maintained.
    can't take direct GSH it either has to be IV or a glutathione booster. Only one proven to work is
    www.maxgxl.com/20383

    Anyone wants more info, do the research. Just wish these two celebs would share the damn info! it irritates me they dont talk about it!



  57. 57

    She is so stupid! You cannot be cured of autism. If your child is high functioning then the child can be taught but it never goes away. As for his diet, he might've had food allergies and/or chemical sensitivities because these issues can cause behavioral problems too.



  58. 58

    Re: Smuterella – Sam E is an anti-depressent, not used for autism. The use chelation and O2 therapy, plus the diet and vitamin supplements. It's mostly done by a DAN dr w/ the help of a naturopath or ND.



  59. 59

    depressant*



  60. 60

    i seriously doubt someone in McCain's camp would say that…you can't believe everything you read people.



  61. 61

    The American Academy of Pediatrics published a study in 2001 that shows no connection between these types of vaccinations and autism. I don't get why they are still fighting this "going green for vaccine" BS! It is so incredibly misleading for her to say that her son has been CURED of autism. ABA therapy can help when a child has the support of therapists, parents, and teachers who stick to the therapy approach. The only progress Jenny McCarthy's going to make with this publicity tactic is to continue perpetuating the largest outbreak in measles this country's seen in decades because crap like this scares parents into not providing their children with necessary vaccinations.



  62. 62

    Jenny is an IDIOT!!!!! Did she think perhaps her son had a gluten &/or dairy allergy? Autism cannot be cured and it has been proven over & over in many countries to have NO link to vaccines. Wake up people! Jenny has cured nothing more then an ego boost. I have an autistic and know what I speak of.



  63. 63

    listen skank perez, do you have proof of this being said????? ever think maybe McCain did not know this was being said on his behalf? you're such a fucking cunt anymore…



  64. 64

    What an idiot. You can't get rid of autism. Her kid was probably just ignoring her stupid ass.



  65. 65

    This woman is a Moron! The diet doesn't work for ALL autistic kids, plus there is no cure! The thing is… my son is Autistic and he laughs at Spongebob, plays with his brother and sister and pretend plays but you don't see me running around telling people that he is "cured" it simply means that he is progressing… which is good. And FYI the Wheat and Dairy free diet is rediculously expensive its nice that she has the funds for it… but most people don't. And if you are like me you have to PAY for Therapies. I am blessed to know that my son is getting better and better everyday, but he by no means cured, all I can do is teach him to cope and love him I don't know what tomorrow will bring, but today is a good day.



  66. 66

    Re: State ziti – no one got my reference earlier, lol



  67. 67

    And why are there so many retarded kids now? There weren't this many retarded kids when I was growing up? You people and your inferior sperm need to quit breeding.



  68. 68

    Re: soundoff – I guess sometimes people need to lay the blame some where… but Why would my son be the only one out of my mothers 13 grandkids to have it plus he is the only one out of 27 great grandkids (on my side) He is the only one out of 10 grand kids and 42 great grand kids on my husbands side…. and if it is true that vaccines cause Autism, then why is MY son the only one out of the WHOLE family, on BOTH SIDES! People are just looking for a scape goat!



  69. 69

    Re: androgyny – Maybe you are the retard! Freak!



  70. 70

    MCCAIN WOULD SLEEP WITH CHENEY IF HE THOUGHT IT WOULD GUARANTEE THE PRESIDENCY!
    BUT HE IS DOWN IN THE POLLS NOW, SO WHAT'S STOPPING HIM? COULD BE THE TICKET JOHN!



  71. 71

    Re: Big Black Dick – FUCK IT DICK! YOU KNOW YOU ARE JUST JEALOUS.
    .
    AFTER ALL, MCCAIN HAS SUCH A LITTLE WEE!



  72. 72

    Re: soundoff
    there have been studies showing just about everything both ways… the fda approves drugs etc all the time…some of those drugs end up killing people and are later recalled…. this happens all the time…the government is perfect…and pharmaceutical companies put thimerosol in vaccines in the fiorst place to save money… they care about the $$$$$$$$$$$



  73. 73

    Re: scadbrookie – Where do you go to medical school? Are there any peer edited journals that back your claims?



  74. 74

    Re: androgyny

    Hmmm…retard…I would never in a million years refer to a special needs child as a retard. You, however, ignorant troglodyte, are (without question!) a complete and utter retard.



  75. 75

    I really love what Jenny and Jim are doing.
    I saw a whole other side of her on a recent interview.

    ***Diet and excersise have everything to do with overall good health***\

    durrrr!!



  76. 76

    is….SHE autistic? cuz there's obviously something wrong with her way of thinking. i've known autistic kids who've laughed. DUMB. ASS.



  77. 77

    Re: mama67846

    agreed. well said, and i'm glad your son is doing better :)



  78. 78

    This is ridiculous. My aunt and uncle have 4 kids, and three of them are autistic. After the eldest, Bobby was diagnosed with autism, they decided to not vaccinate the rest of their kids when they had them, but two more ended up being autistic. Autism is a genetic condition, nothing more. Also, autism can't be "cured". Every person who has autism has it to a different degree, some can learn to become social and cope with the outside world, while others can't. My cousins are a prime example of this. With therapy and yes diet, their autism can be helped, but it's never cured.



  79. 79

    my brother has autism. i think she is being ridiculous. my brother is 20 and all his life has laughed at TV shows. MANY kids do. he is prob just in a new stage of his development and she is blowing it WAY outta proportion. sorry, but autism can't be cured. not yet anyway. and certainly not by a strict diet



  80. 80

    Jenny Mcarthy kicks ass!! LOVES HER!!! But I think Mcain has some grey and white pubes sticking out from eating to much of Cindy's wrinkled bush.



  81. 81

    Call me crazy, but I'm more inclined to believe medical researchers and doctors than I am to put any faith in a comedienne/actress. When she's "Jenny McCarthy, Ph.D.", lemme know..



  82. 82

    Rubbish!! Autism can't be "cured". This woman makes a public mockery of parents with Austistic children.



  83. 83

    My sister works with autistic children and McCarthy is barred from conferences because she is a f****** idiot. What a narcissist to think that she herself "cured" autism. Maybe they should give her a Nobel Prize for that.



  84. 84

    IM SICK OF HER THINKING SHES THE ONLY ONE WITH AN AUTISTIC CHILD…FUCK MCCAIN HE'S A DOUCHEBAG AND I HOPE HE DIES SOON…OBAMA 'O8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  85. 85

    Lets hope she right, or that she contributes something to research at least.

    Somebody told McCain hes ahead in the polls…lol cute



  86. 86

    He's ahead in the polls, so snub American people? Yep, typical rePUBICan stuff.



  87. 87

    You're so full of shit Perez….keep your beliefs out of this one. Like a presidential candidate would give such a shitty excuse to a mother looking for insight. My bet is she never sought him out. If she did, he would have met her.

  88. Cass says – reply to this


    88

    Jenny McCarthy is a dangerously misinformed idiot. She's riding the mercury/thimerosal bandwagon, but apparently she doesn't know that the MMR vaccine never used thimerosal as a preservative. The MMR was actually the first vaccine to be cleared of any association with autism. The fact that she's not only clinging to disproven theories but is advocating them to others says a lot about her level of intellect and her lack understanding of autism itself.

    Btw, DAN is one of the biggest frauds ever perpetrated in the modern history of health care. I would sooner take my kids to a witch doctor than a DAN "doctor", especially since they have the same amount of science to back up their treatments. At least the witch doctor wouldn't charge me thousands of dollars for dangerous, useless treatments.



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  90. 90

    I am Pro equal civil rights, Pro gay adoption and Pro Life… and I am anti Obama because he sells you the Robin Hood ideology… CHANGE sounds so pretty… THE WORST DECISIONS ARE MADE WHEN WE ARE DESPERATE FOR CHANGE… Look at Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Ecuador, China… etc., etc.,….. We need a re-structre of our system… but we do not need to CHANGE it completely….OBAMA WILL RUIN THIS COUNTRY!!!! VOTE REPUBLICAN 08'!!!! VOTE REPUBLICAN 08'!!!! VOTE REPUBLICAN 08'!!! VOTE REPUBLICAN 08'!!!! VOTE REPUBLICAN 08'!!!! VOTE REPUBLICAN 08'!!! VOTE REPUBLICAN 08'!!!! VOTE REPUBLICAN 08'!!!! VOTE REPUBLICAN 08'!!! VOTE REPUBLICAN 08'!!!! VOTE REPUBLICAN 08'!!!! VOTE REPUBLICAN 08'!!! VOTE REPUBLICAN 08'!!!! VOTE REPUBLICAN 08'!!!! VOTE REPUBLICAN 08'!!! VOTE REPUBLICAN 08'!!!! VOTE REPUBLICAN 08'!!!! VOTE REPUBLICAN 08'!!! VOTE REPUBLICAN 08'!!!! VOTE REPUBLICAN 08'!!!! VOTE REPUBLICAN 08'!!! VOTE REPUBLICAN 08'!!!! VOTE REPUBLICAN 08'!!!! VOTE REPUBLICAN 08'!!! VOTE REPUBLICAN 08'!!!! VOTE REPUBLICAN 08'!!!! VOTE REPUBLICAN 08'!!! VOTE REPUBLICAN 08'!!!! VOTE REPUBLICAN 08'!!!! VOTE REPUBLICAN 08'!!! VOTE REPUBLICAN 08'!!!! VOTE REPUBLICAN 08'!!!!



  91. 91

    She's such a moron. Not to mention incredibly selfish. Yes, autism is a terrible disease and it's a great thing that she's raising awareness of it, but she's not going about raising it in a positive way, or a way that's going to make people want to help. She's being selfish by trying to harass both Obama and McCain into meeting with her, when they hardly have any time left for campaigning - which of course, is a necessary evil. People are homeless, jobs are gone, the economic crisis is out of control, the war is out of control, and one of these candidates who is elected (I PRAY FOR OBAMA) must try to stop it. I don't think they are as concerned with Jenny McCarthy and her son as the are with the rest of millions of Americans in our country with no jobs, no healthcare, etc.



  92. 92

    As the mom of a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, it's really disturbing to me when I hear of someone who claims to have "cured" their child of autism. I'm glad Jenny's son has made progress, but a child cannot be "cured" of autism. Autism is a neurological problem, and if it's brought on by vaccines, how can a change in DIET correct this? That just doesn't make sense at all. I've heard Jenny advocating "chelation therapy", which is just downright DANGEROUS, and I would never even consider putting my son through it. Children have died from this therapy, and personally, I'd much rather have my child alive.



  93. 93

    I think this is absolutely absurd. We're seeing outbreaks of measles because of all the ignorant parents who are not vaccinating their children under the assumption that they'll become autistic. Thank for the greater consideration of public health. Uneducated morons. VACCINATE YOUR KIDS



  94. 94

    I can't believe she would say this and fill people with false hope. Autism is a CHROMOSOME disorder, it's not something that just gets cured, Im sure there can be ways to make it less debilitating but a cure is far-fetched, especially with this "diet" Isn't Jim Carrey a scientologist? I love the mans movies but lies like this aren't fair to parents of autistic children.



  95. 95

    Jenny has NEVER said that she "cured" her sons Autism, all she has done is heal him. I have had my son on the same diet that she has her son and i has done so much for him. Just because it works for some kids doesn't mean it will work for every kid. Do your research, fact check, and read everything.



  96. 96

    She has said in every interview that the gluten/casein free diet does NOT work in every case, but it worked for her son. Celiac disease and autism do not have the same symptoms- do your research people. Doctors and scientists have not looked very far for a cure for autism- let alone for the cause. They are closed minded and refuse to believe that not only do vaccines trigger autism, but that a change in diet can make a difference in many cases. Do some research people! Research the diseases that they vaccinate for, you will find that they are not very scary and the chances of getting the disease and actually dying or being irreparably damaged from it, are a lot slimmer than being killed or damaged by the shot for the disease. More kids are damaged and killed by these shots than we will ever know. SIDS is one example of a deadly vaccine reaction hiding behind another name.



  97. 97

    Re: fyrdancer – And therein lies the problem. Putting your blind trust in the doctors. Ya know, doctors used to recommend certain cigarette brands- they even did ads for them… "My doctor recommends Camel cigarettes!". Ever hear of Thalidomide? Doctors have been dead wrong in the past- do not be a sheep.



  98. 98

    They disproved that the MMR vaccines had ANTHING to do with autism last year in the UK.

    I think, autism, although hard work for the parent and incredibly disruptive for the child's social development is still preferable to losing your child to measles altogether. Idiots.



  99. 99

    i think its awesome and brave of mccarthy to speak out on this issue. after mccain spoke so avidly about autism during the last debate, it's surprising that he hasn't taken a definite stance



  100. 100

    I'm sure she means well, but the docs know best and it's worrying ppl might listen to her over them.

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