The actress Jenny McCarthy has backtracked on her stance of being an anti-vaccine activist. Her son has autism which she attributes to his vaccination at a young age.
Jenny McCarthy has a few things she wants to clear up before people start talking behind her back. She is not an anti-vaccine fanatic. View co-host has gone on record to say that we all ought to question everything, including the questions, yet that does not mean she was dead set against the very idea of vaccination.
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"Everyone should ask questions, but I'm certainly not against them," McCarthy said during an appearance on GMA on Wednesday.
She has appeared on various shows before and has aired the opinion (which in itself is controversial) that vaccination is directly linked with autism in children. Her own son Evan has the ailment and that may be one of the biggest reasons behind Jenny’s tough stance on this issue.
However, now she is trying to dodge the whole complex situation she has found herself in after she opened her mouth against the medical establishment. Jenny says that she is not against anyone else getting their children vaccinated. Her choice remains as it is though.
"This is not a change in my stance nor is it a new position I have recently adopted," she wrote. "I've never told anyone to not vaccinate."
"My beautiful son, Evan, inspired this mother to question the 'one size fits all' philosophy of the recommended vaccine schedule," she continued. "I embarked on this quest not only for myself and my family, but for countless parents who shared my desire for knowledge that could lead to options and alternate schedules, but never to eliminate the vaccines."
She has gone on to say that her adorable son Evan came into her life and made her see that a standard approach to everyone just doesn’t work in this world. She has said that she and several other families have decided not to ever even come close to these vaccination policies.
However, she said that this was her private choice and she had a right to it like everyone else. If a couple wanted to vaccinate their child, they were responsible for their choice. It was purely their decision and they were liable for the consequences.
"I think people should read exactly what I have said instead of reading headlines, and that's why I wanted to write that piece," McCarthy said. "Everything that I have said and everything that I believe in is in that piece, so I hope people will go and refer to that so they know exactly what I've been saying."
Having appeared in a nude photo shoot for Playboy, Jenny is not new to controversial stuff. She appeared in Larry King Live once and voiced concern over the increase in number of vaccinations. Jenny seriously feels that their more than just a correlation between getting your shots and becoming autistic.
Source: E! News