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Message from Edda West, President of VRAN

Dear Members & Friends,
In June of this year, our new not-for-profit society, Vaccine Choice Canada (VCC) was formed by families whose lo
ved ones have suffered vaccine reactions and injuries. We continue the educational work of VRAN – Vaccination Risk Awareness Network which, for many years, served as Canada’s leading watchdog group reporting on the vaccine controversy.  Our mission is to continue this work to empower families to make educated, voluntary, and a fully informed decision when considering vaccination.

We’re pleased to announce that the Vaccine Choice Canada website has now been launched and can be viewed at www.vaccinechoicecanada.com. VCC will continue to serve you as a trusted source of news and research on vaccination, related health issues, as well as personal stories attesting to vaccine injuries. Our Science page offers an extensive section on studies linking vaccines to health risks.

In an era when disease outbreaks are occurring in fully vaccinated populations and untold numbers of vaccine injuries remain unacknowledged, Vaccine Choice Canada aims to provide you with a deeper understanding of this complex issue. We work to protect health freedoms and the individual’s right to exercise the basic human right to voluntary, informed consent when considering pharmaceutical products like vaccines which are known to carry a risk of injury and death. We believe these health freedoms are worth protecting and invite you to join us in this important work.

Thirty years ago, a small group of determined parents won their fight against the Ontario government’s ‘mandatory’ Immunization of School Pupils Act. We formed the Committee Against Compulsory Vaccination in protest of this oppressive new law giving the government the power to threaten our children’s education if we refused to medicate them according to their rules.

Our two year lobby effort culminated in an amendment to the Act on December 14, 1984 granting parents the right to obtain philosophical vaccine exemptions for their children. On this thirtieth anniversary, it seems fitting to revisit our victory and the long road we’ve travelled since.

The haste with which the legislation was passed blindsided many families whose children were vaccine injured and those philosophically opposed to vaccination.  Although medical and religious exemptions were permitted, few had religious affiliations that prohibited vaccination. Medical exemptions were difficult if not impossible to get even if a child had suffered a vaccine injury. Many of us faced the possibility that our children wouldn’t be able to attend school.

The new law threatened our most basic human right – the right of autonomy over our own bodies and the right to self determination. It violated our fundamental Constitutional guarantees of ‘freedom of conscience and religion’ and ‘security of the person’. Government had suddenly gotten bossier, pushier and nastier as it moved toward medical tyranny. At stake was the sacred right to determine what is best for our children and to protect them from harm.

This quote, taken from a Brief we presented to the government in protest of the new law, is as relevant and inspiring today as it was 30 years ago;

“The state has no business telling us what we must think, believe, read, eat or what medicines we and our children must take. Such imposed conformity is antithetical to the ideals of a free society. The state acts completely illegitimately when, for instance, it compels us all to accept the tenets of a particular religion. And the government acts with equal illegitimacy when it decides what particular medical point of view all individuals in society must accept and adopt. Such a question is in the realm of culture and there are, understandably, a great variety of opinions about which methods are best as there are varieties of opinions on other cultural matters. There is no room in a free society for a state-mandated medical dogma which we all must accept.”

Perpetuating the ‘mandatory’ vaccination lie

Although our victory in 1984 set an important legal precedent that dissuaded most other provinces from adopting similar coercive vaccine laws, health officials have never stopped trying to force vaccines on the people.  Parents are still lied to and told, “your child must be vaccinated to attend school or daycare” – even in provinces without laws governing vaccination of children. The ‘mandatory’ vaccination mantra drones on and on, and unless parents plug into networks like ours, and are somewhat politically savvy, they are easily duped by the lies.

Mainstream media is equally complicit in the ‘mandatory’ vaccination lie as it
willingly prints the disinformation handed them by health officials.  For decades, media articles have consistently omitted mention of legal vaccine exemptions leading the public to believe that vaccination is mandatory for school attendance.

The Mature Minor doctrine

The “mature minor” doctrine is another insidious legal maneuver used by public health officials to coerce underage children to submit to vaccines, usually in the school setting. In Canada, children as young as 10 or 11 can be vaccinated without parental knowledge or consent. The “mature minor” clause is incorporated into most provincial health care Acts and permits under age children to make their own decision about vaccines, obtain birth control and abortions.

Every year parents contact us, outraged that their children have been vaccinated without their consent. Recently an Ontario mother informed us that her 11 year old son had been injected with hepatitis B vaccine and meningococcal vaccine without her consent. The child was threatened with suspension if he didn’t get the shots. Fearing he would be barred from school he signed a consent form without an opportunity to speak to his parents first. He received NO information about the risks and side effects of the vaccines, nor was he given the option of a legal vaccine exemption. This child’s consent was NOT informed.  Worse, it was obtained fraudulently in violation of Ontario’s Health Care Consent Act, the same Act that bizarrely also enables the medical treatment of minor children without parental consent.

The “mature minor” doctrine usurps parental authority giving governments the power to coerce children into making health care decisions that conflict with family values. Every reasonable person knows that an 11 year old child does not have the maturity or life experience to evaluate the risks or benefits of receiving one or multiple vaccines. A child this young is incapable of making an informed decision about complex medical issues. Added to this insult is the pro-vaccine propaganda disseminated in the public school system which paints a rosy picture of vaccines without disclosing the very real risks of injury associated with all vaccines.  It is one of the most challenging vaccine issues we face in Canada.

We thank you, our members for your ongoing support and would like to remind you to renew your membership for 2015. For those who are not yet members, we invite you to join and receive our acclaimed newsletter, The Vaccine Choice Journal.  Please email us if you’d like to receive a sample issue.  Your membership donation enables us to continue this important work and is easy to do via our secure PayPal account.

Wishing you and your loved ones a happy holiday season and best of health for the New Year.

Edda West, President,
Vaccine Choice Canada

“Whistleblower says CDC knew in 2003 of higher autism rate among African-American boys receiving MMR shot earlier than 36 months.

A top research scientist working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) played a key role in helping Dr. Brian Hooker of the Focus Autism Foundation uncover data manipulation by the CDC that obscured a higher incidence of autism in African-American boys. The whistleblower came to the attention of Hooker, a PhD in biochemical engineering, after he had made a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for original data on the DeStefano et al MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and autism study. Dr. Hooker’s study, published August 8 in the peer-reviewed scientific journal, Translational Neurodegeneration, shows that African-American boys receiving their first MMR vaccine before 36 months are 3.4 times more likely to develop autism vs. after 36 months.” Read full report at Age of Autism.

New video from Autism Media Channel tells the story: Senior government scientist breaks 13 year silence on CDC’s vaccine-autism fraud.

CDC Responds: Admits Omitting Vaccine Data – Gary Franchi video interview with Dr. Brian Hooker

August 27, 2014 Press Release, “Statement of William W. Thompson, Ph.D., Regarding the 2004 Article Examining the Possibility of a Relationship Between MMR Vaccine and Autism”

Translational Neurodegeneration Removes Vaccination Timing Article – Age of Autism, August 27, 2014


Lucija Tomljenovic and Christopher A. Shaw
Fall 2012, Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics

There are not many public health issues where views are as extremely polarized as those concerning vaccination policies. Ever since its Fast Track approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006, Merck’s human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil has been sparking controversy.

Initially, the criticism has been focused at Merck, due to their overly aggressive marketing strategies and lobbying campaigns. According to a 2007 editorial in Nature Biotechnology,1 “Surrounded by a chorus of disapproval, Merck cracked. As Nature Biotechnology went to press, the company announced a cessation of all efforts to lobby for US state laws requiring compulsory vaccination.” Subsequently, questions have been raised whether it was appropriate for vaccine manufacturers to partake in public health policies when their conflicts of interests were so obvious. Some of their advertising campaign slogans, such as “cervical cancer kills x women per year” and “your daughter could become one less life affected by cervical cancer,”2 seemed more designed to promote fear rather than evidence-based decision making about the potential benefits of the vaccine versus any risks. Although, conflicts of interests do not necessarily mean that the product itself is faulty, marketing claims should be carefully examined against factual science data. Currently, Gardasil vaccination is strongly recommended by the U.S. and other health authorities while public concerns about safety and efficacy of the vaccine appear to be increasing. This discrepancy leads to some important questions that need to be resolved. The current review examines key issues of this debate in light of currently available research evidence.

The HPV Vaccine Debate

In June 2006 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Gardasil, the first vaccine against the human papilloma virus (HPV).3 The quadrivalent vaccine targeting four common HPV strains (6, 11, 16 and 18) was the first pharmaceutical product specifically developed to protect against cervical cancer.4 Five years later, Gardasil became a key topic in the U.S. 2011 Republican presidential debate when Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann criticized Texas Governor Rick Perry over his prior executive order to make the vaccine mandatory.5 Bachmann later expressed serious concerns about the safety of the vaccine which added even more heat to the already controversial subject.
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Suzanne Humphries, MD, speaking on Polio at the Association of Natural Health Conference
Did polio disappear because of a vaccine? What was polio? Where did it go? Learn about polio here in a one hour lecture by Dr Humphries from the AONH conference, November 2012

(Posted on NaturalNews)

Did you know the CDC openly admits that all the following chemicals are intentionally added to vaccines? Formaldehyde, aluminum, MSG (monosodium glutamate) and mercury.

Each of these toxic substances is well known to cause neurological damage, and the amounts added to vaccines are far beyond mere “trace” levels. This helps explain why vaccines are documented to cause: • Seizures • Comas • Autism • Headaches • Spontaneous abortions • Infertility • Death

Just posted a new video explaining all this, including screen shots from the CDC website that openly admit all these chemicals and metals are intentionally and knowingly added to vaccines.

Article from Natural News.com

If you are a regular NaturalNews reader, or are at all familiar with the prolific Gardasil advertising campaigns of recent years, then you are likely no stranger to the unprecedented push currently underway to vaccinate the entire youth population with Merck & Co.’s Gardasil vaccine for HPV. Merck and its lackeys have made all sorts of wild claims about how Gardasil prevents HPV, as well as cervical cancer, despite the fact that neither of these claims have ever been proven to be true.

“It has never been shown that [Gardasil] prevents cervical cancer,” explains Dr. Blaylock to Adams, noting that Merck’s widely-aired “One Less” television and internet campaign, which insinuates that Gardasil prevents cervical cancer in young girls, is a complete fraud. “They don’t even have scientific evidence of any kind to back up the assertion that this vaccine prevents cervical cancer.”

Gardasil has injured, killed far more children than ever would have developed cervical cancer without the vaccine

And yet young girls, young boys, and all young children for that matter, including those that do not even engage in sexual behavior of any kind, are being told that they need Gardasil to protect against a cancer that kills fewer people every year than the vaccine itself. According to the available data, which is under-reported by up to 98 percent, Gardasil has permanently injured and killed far more girls than ever would have developed cervical cancer apart from the vaccine.

Since full side effects are almost never disclosed, Gardasil and many other vaccines are being illegally administered to millions without informed consent

Perhaps most disturbing about Gardasil is the fact that the vaccine was fast-tracked in its development and approval, and is now being administered to millions of people without informed consent. Because the full list of side effects, including the lack of science proving Gardasil’s efficacy, is not being disclosed to parents, doctors, pharmacists, and vaccine-administers at grocery store booths are breaking the law by failing to provide informed consent.

Young children and their parents are also not being told that yearly pap smears alone can prevent 80 percent or more of all cervical cancers, or that a young girl’s risk of developing cervical cancer apart from the Gardasil vaccine is less than .00002 percent, or less than two-thousandths of a percent, if she gets pap smears.

In essence, parents are being told that Gardasil does all sorts of things that it has never been proven to do, when in reality it has no medical benefits whatsoever, but plenty of serious risk. Meanwhile, the general public is woefully unaware of the fact that vitamin B12, folic acid, vitamin C, curcumin (turmeric), quercetin, and many other nutrients and vitamins naturally prevent HPV and cervical cancer without a vaccine.

You will not want to miss out on Dr. Blaylock’s wealth of knowledge on the subject of Gardasil and vaccines, so be sure to check out his full interview here:
http://tv.naturalnews.com/v.asp?v=4D703FEAA094BED0DB02BEDC4507765C

You can also check out Dr. Blaylock’s website, as well as his latest book, Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life, by visiting: http://www.russellblaylockmd.com/

By Theresa K. Wrangham, NVIC Executive Director

In 2010 two virologists, Stephen Krahling and Joan Wlochowski, filed a lawsuit against their former employer and vaccine manufacturer Merck. The lawsuit, which was unsealed in late June, alleges that Merck defrauded the U.S. for over 10 years by overstating the MMR vaccine’s effectiveness. The virologists claim in their lawsuit that they “witnessed firsthand the improper testing and data falsification in which Merck engaged to artificially inflate the vaccine’s efficacy findings.” NVIC’s President and Co-Founder, Barbara Loe Fisher, was interviewed on July 10 by Dr. Joseph Mercola about this most recent lawsuit brought against Merck, which enjoys global vaccine sales totaling over $20 billion a year.
Is the fox guarding the chicken coop?
This is not the first time that quality control issues have been raised regarding Merck vaccines and Fisher points out during the interview that in 2010 Merck’s RotaTeq® vaccine was contaminated with a virus lethal to baby pigs.
During the interview Fisher discusses the dangerously cozy relationship and conflicts of interest that exist between federal agencies charged with vaccine safety oversight and vaccine manufacturers. NVIC has long been on record as calling for an independent investigation into federal agency conflicts of interest and the creation of an independent agency to oversee vaccine safety.
To view the interview, or download the transcript, click here.

By Suzanne Humphries, MD

This is the story of the MMR vaccine and two Merck scientists who filed a lawsuit in 2010 over Merck’s efforts to allegedly “defraud the United States through Merck’s ongoing scheme to sell the government a mumps vaccine that is mislabeled, misbranded, adulterated and falsely certified as having an efficacy rate that is significantly higher than it actually is.” Merck allegedly did this from 2000 onwards in order to maintain its exclusive license to sell the MMR vaccine and keep its monopoly of the US market.

Folks, if you haven’t already heard this elsewhere, this is HUGE news. HERE is Hilary Butler’s excellent account of the ordeal as well as both the 2010 and 2012 official legal complaints. Read More…

Article Posted by International Medical Council on Vaccination

By Suzanne Humphries, MD
The CDC announced on June 8th that they are almost at the finish line of global polio eradication. LINK HERE. They’ve not had a case of wild polio since January 13, 2011. Whoopee! But they still have plenty of paralysis. In fact they have more and more every year. AND …children with non-polio Acute Flaccid Paralysis(AFP), the new name for polio, are at more than twice the risk of dying than those with wild polio infection! In fact, more oral polio vaccine has correlated strongly with “non-polio” AFP. One must wonder what exactly the WHO, UNICEF, Rotary International and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are really going for. Read More…

Article Posted by International Medical Council on Vaccination