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Vaccinations causing Holocaust According to Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

robert kennedy jrChildhood vaccinations are apparently causing a holocaust and killing the brains of our children, claims Robert F. Kennedy Jr. according to a report in the Sacramento Bee.  The environmental lawyer and activist addressed the audience at a Sacramento, California, screening of the documentary Trace Amounts, which links autism to thimerosal, a vaccine preservative.

“They get the shot, that night they have a fever of a hundred and three, they go to sleep, and three months later their brain is gone, This is a holocaust, what this is doing to our country.”- Kennedy Jr.

The goal of the film screening is to stop California SB-277,  a bill that would require schoolchildren in the state to be vaccinated, and parents would no longer be able to send unvaccinated children to school with waivers for religious or personal beliefs. Exemptions would be available only for children with health problems.

SB-277 from Sen. Richard Pan passed out of the Senate Health Committee on a 6-2 vote Wednesday demonstrating common sense can be found in politics. California’s bill comes on the heels of similar Democrat-backed bills in Oregon and Washington, which were both defeated last month.

At a Berkeley city council meeting last night opponents of the bill were very vocal in their opposition claiming parents rights and government overreach. None of these opponents seemed concerned about the public welfare or the rights of young children and the immunocompromised.

Opposition is to vaccination is based on a selfish principal, the rights of parents to decide what is best of their children, regardless of the scientific evidence to the contrary, or the negative impact on the general welfare, one of the six tenets the U.S. Constitution was written to promote.

Kennedy has been promoting the film and is editor of a book called “Thimerosal: Let the Science Speak,” linking autism to the vaccine preservative thimerosal. According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the mercury-containing chemical has been removed from routine childhood vaccines since 2001.

The overwhelming scientific consensus supports vaccine use and dismisses any serious side effects. Multiple studies have rejected any link between the mercury-containing chemical thimerosal and autism. Vaccine manufacturers have removed thimerosal from nearly all childhood vaccines (some influenza vaccines are the exception) and a California bill further barred thimerosal content.

The Sacramento Bee reported that when Kennedy asked the crowd at a screening of the film on Tuesday how many parents had a child injured by vaccines, numerous hands went up. So there you have it,  a popular vote decided vaccines cause autism.

Robert Francis Kennedy, Jr., is an American radio host, environmental activist, author and attorney specializing in environmental law.  He is the nephew of the assassinated U.S. President John Fitzgerald “Jack” Kennedy. Kennedy has several times said he was considering running for elective office in the state of New York, but to date he has decided against running for office. At fifteen, Kennedy was expelled from Millbrook School in New York state because of his behavior and poor grades. He graduated from Harvard College in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts in American History and Literature. He then obtained a J.D. from the University of Virginia and a Master of Laws degree from Pace University.

Kennedy has little background or grasp of science as demonstrated by his position on thimerosal, which no longer exists in California vaccines, and his irresponsible belief in the fantasy of a causal link between vaccines and autism. He is Out of Touch with reality on this issue and his position and activities risk endangering the lives of children.

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