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My son was diagnosed with PDD-NOS at 24 months. I created this blog to bring meaning to the often-confusing label. Sometimes I have answers. Other times, just more questions.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Truth About Jenny

The overwhelming scientific evidence discredits the theory that vaccines cause autism.

But that doesn't stop Jenny McCarthy from hysterically claiming that vaccines caused her son's autism, most recently as part of a cover story in my beloved guilty obsession, Us Weekly. I shudder at the number of women of child-bearing age who will read this story and be terrified to vaccinate.

For anyone who puts stock in the subjective testimonial of Jenny McCarthy, consider the source. No, I'm not going to link to the crass Candy ad. Or the Playboy pictorial. I'm linking to a report that Jenny McCarthy runs a group called indigomoms.com. The group has since been deactivated, at the behest of her handlers.

Who are indigo moms? In short, they believe their blue-eyed kids are psychic. Watch this Good Morning America segment to learn more (or just to get a really good laugh, the good part is at 1:33 min.)

Abc News Segment About Indigo Children via 31337videos.com

Related: "Indigos", "Crystals" and Jenny McCarthy


KK said...

OMG, I didn't know about the indigo moms thing...seems like she's been out to use her kid as a platform one way or another for a long time.

Btw, I share your concern about the number of people who will stop vaccinating their kids.

Patience said...

I thought that kids who might fall into the spectrum category; were classifed as "Crystal Children" and kids who were ADHD were classified as "Indigo". (if you believe this stuff and based on the book by Doreen Virtue and Lee Caroll)

Laura said...

Patience, I haven't gone there. I have no clue. I just think it's important to spread the word that her beliefs are not evidence based. Far from it.

Patience said...

Ya think? LOL!

rainbowmummy said...

I knew about the inigo thing but have always wondered where she stands now.

Laura said...

Patience, I know.

Rainbowmummy - you know, even if she has repudiated this nonsense, then what? She's gone there - she's got to own it, in my book.

rainbowmummy said...

Oh I agree with you, but I wonder if she still thinks her son is an "indigo".

Dani G said...

Jenny's indigo thing is a bit tough for me to swallow as well, but I have seen so many kids' lives benefit from biomedical treatments. While it seems kinda hocus-pocus to me, I can't argue with the real changes I've seen in some kiddos.

Good point that some of these beliefs are NOT evidence based. But, please remember that it took the courts 50 years to admit that cigarettes caused illness.

Charlotte Sometimes said...

Even if that hag was right: which mother would prefer a dead child over an autistic one? If vaccines really caused autism in children, than compared to possible other outcomes without them, I'd always go for it.