One in six children in the U.S. has a developmental disability; one in four is medicated; one in 48 has autism. (This means that approximately every 7 minutes, a child is diagnosed with autism.)
All of these statistics are alarming, so what can we do to stem the tide? The West Virginians for Health Freedom are an advocacy group that are stepping into the fray and fighting for informed consent, parental rights, and religious and medical exemptions to vaccinations. In West Virginia, children are required to have 24 doses of vaccinations prior to kindergarten. And exemptions are hard to come by.
Today you will hear from five remarkable women who are involved in this group: Chanda Adkins, a pharmacist; Afsaneh Faerber, an attorney; Holly Garrison, a chiropractor; Lori Jones, a certified natural health professional; and Elizabeth Murphy, the co-founder of West Virginians for Health Freedom. Each has a story to tell related to vaccine-injury that has motivated them to get involved in this field.
These women are well-informed with stats specific to the nation and their state, in particular. They will inspire you with their determination and efforts in this endeavor. If you are uncertain about why there is a growing public outcry against vaccinations, you will find yourself moved by their questions and arguments in favor of the individual’s right to refuse a vaccination for themselves or their children. And you will certainly want to roll up your sleeves and get involved in this effort for the sake of future generations.
Learn more at West Virginians for Health Freedom!
This is a very unique episode because it was recorded live in Washington DC on March 31, 2017 at the Revolution for Truth March for Freedom and Vaccine Safety. There, we met with several members of the recently formed, but already highly effective West Virginians for Health Freedom. We heard from five well-informed and tenacious women: Afsaneh Faerber, an attorney. Holly Garrison, a chiropractor. Chanda Adkins, a Doctor of Pharmacy. Lori Jones, a certified natural health professional. And Elizabeth Murphy, the co-founder of West Virginians for Health Freedom.
The West Virginians for Health Freedom has already had success in advocating for informed consent, parental choice and for medical exemptions when requested. They are working to change current law in their state. They share their strategy and tactics, as well as provide information about why health freedom is a cause they fight to support.
Here are some highlights from the conversation:
Advocacy in West Virginia:
- The law they sought to challenge was to provide for individual exemptions on religious or philosophical grounds for families who do not want to adhere to the blanket law that all children must receive a full schedule of immunizations before enrolling their children in WV public schools.
- In West Virginia, the number of mandated immunizations is growing, and is now up to about 24 doses required to start kindergarten.
- Currently, requests for exemptions are rejected 50% of the time.
- Even in families with members who have suffered immunization injury, exemption from the immunization mandate for school entry cannot be ruled on until after a child receives the vaccine and suffers an injury.
- Some feel that this legislation contradicts the rights of children to an education, as guaranteed by the Constitution.
- The goal of the group is to change the law to allow families and their physicians to choose exemptions based upon the health history of the child and the family.
- Members of West Virginians for Health Freedom succeeded in winning enough votes in the West Virginia Senate Education Committee but the Chair of the Senate Health and Human Resources Committee refused to allow the bill to be heard in the committee.
- The group plans to return to try again next year after intensifying their efforts to work to elect local officials who share their views on this issue.
- Their advice for individuals who are concerned about this issue is to use social media to build advocacy groups which address this issue at the local level where they live, as the best way to effect change in laws which mandate blanket immunizations.
- Children and adults often sustain vaccine injury without understanding the connection between the vaccination and their symptoms/disease.
- These injuries can include (but are not limited to) ADD, learning disabilities, Tourette’s Syndrome and others.
- Current statistics indicate that nationally 1 in 6 children develops development disabilities, 1 in 4 is medicated, 1 in 48 has autism—approximately every 7 minutes a child in this country is diagnosed with autism.
- The CDC has obtained but covered up evidence that vaccines cause injury.
- To those who raise the issue of correlation vs. causation, the members of this group ask the question: why are these reported cases not being studied to try to identify common denominators which might lead to a discovery of causation?
- There is a well-known case in California about the CDC covering up/not requiring labeling of products which included glyphosate which raises questions about the CDC’s openness in these situations.
- Immunization officers and pediatricians charged with setting policy cannot answer questions about the ingredients in various required vaccines.
- In one instance cited by the group, a 2015 study of the CDC’s own data on Pertussis demonstrates a higher incident of the disease in children who received the vaccine than among those who did not receive it.
- Unlike in every other medical situation involving medication, vaccines are “blanket treatment”.
- Not every vaccine is safe for everybody, and in every other area of medicine, drugs are screened for possible allergic reactions.
- Medical providers ignore this fact, and create a “pro-vaccine narrative” that asserts the safety and effectiveness of existing vaccines.
- In many cases it is not possible to learn what the toxins in a particular vaccine are, and this makes it difficult to screen for/address possible sensitivities of individual patients.
Listen to Del Bigtree of “Vaxxed” talk about the CDC coverup.
Website of the West Virginians for Health Freedom:
We are a group of West Virginians fighting to establish legislative policies that recognize parental choice without discrimination regarding the health of our children. We are also an outreach group focused on educating parents on the school admission required vaccination schedule along with the risks associated with each vaccine.
West Virginia’s Immunization Law citation:
Compulsory immunization of school children; information disseminated; offenses; penalties.