Jenny McCarthy Lies About Autism.Posted by Phil Ferguson on February 27th, 2010 – 2 Comments – Posted in Anti Vax
New Time story on Jenny McCarthy and Autism.
It is so sad. I’m sure she means well and loves her son. However, she can’t see past her own stupidity. In desperation for hope she is hurting other mothers and children. She still blames the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine for making her son “sick”. If only someone could tell her that the one and only “study” by Mr. Wakefield has been withdrawn for fraud and unethical activities.
This fall Oprah will help Jenny spread the WOO with a new talk show. Jenny has promised to use the show to spread her message of hope (a.k.a. lies).
Here is a sample from the Time story….
It goes something like this: in McCarthy’s world, there is scientific truth and there is emotional truth. There is the fact of a mother looking into her son’s eyes and knowing something has gone very wrong and the fact of about two dozen studies showing no link between vaccines and autism. There is the truth of the parents and the truth of the doctors. And she believes that some truths are more equal than others. “She’s a mom,” says her boyfriend, actor Jim Carrey. “That’s what she is. That’s her truth.” It all sounds so reasonable, expressed by the charming, gamine Jenny McCarthy. And this is what makes her dangerous.
McCarthy began to try almost every treatment that turned up on Google. Evan went through conventional, intensive Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy as well as a host of alternative approaches, including a gluten-free and casein-free (GFCF) diet, hyperbaric oxygen chambers, chelation, aromatherapies, electromagnetics, spoons rubbed on his body, multivitamin therapy, B-12 shots and a range of prescription drugs. McCarthy says she made a deal with God. “Help me fix my boy,” she prayed, “and I’ll teach the world how I did it.”