I haven't read all of the posts but I have a serious question to ask, not rhetorical.
Firstly i want to start by saying vaxed my DD on time each time and I'm not here to debate if the link between vaccination and autism exists as I haven't done enough research into it to make a comment (and quite frankly you can't make a decision on it based on reading just one or two articles about one point of view - you need to research both side before deciding what you think to be true and correct)
But let's just say it was medically and scientifically proven that vaccines (which ever one it is) can cause autism, I'm uncertain why there is such a fear of autism that you would be willing not to vaccine your child?????
I mean it must be difficult as a parent to look after an artistic child and I know it would better for any child to not have autism, but what would you do if your child contracted an illness or disease and dies of it because you chose not to vaccine them!? Think, oh well, at least my child didn't have autism!!!!!!!!
In all seriousness, how would you feel!? I personally would rather have a child with autism than a dead child!
Just my opinion. I don't judge parents who don't as it is their decision whether I understand or agree with their reasonings or not, this is just where I sit on the subject.
Last edited by CuddlesAwait; 07-12-2012 at 20:29.
Cuddles if the link to mmr causing autism was real I would not vaccinate my child against mmr,
Maybe that sounds horrible but I would not knowing inject my child.with something that would cause them a.life time of struggle,
Again.that is if the 'link' was real, its not though unvaxx'd kids get autism too
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Cuddles - in all honesty if it was proven that the mmr could cause autism and the chances of that were HIGHER than the chance of enchephalitis etc it would depend on what type of the spectrum. What's the chances of them developing full on autism vs asperger's and the severity.
It'd be a complex decision to make based on probability.
High probability for Autism (the worst one) higher than the disease - no I would NOT immunise.
Slight probability of a few charactistics on the spectrum of Asperger's lower than the disease - yes I would.
Do you see what I'm saying? It would be hard to answer yes or no without the scenario being clarified.
It sounds as if you have had limited exposure to ASD and maybe don't quite comprehend the impact on many many families.
My nephew will never live a 'normal' functioning life. He will never speak. He will never be able to toilet himself. He will most likely end up as a young adult in a nursing home. It's truly heartbreaking. Every day he suffers, and so does his family.
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