Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Jenny McCarthy shuts down Amanda Pete!
Jenny McCarthy was witty, yet poignant when she snapped back at comments made by fellow actress, Amanda Pete. McCarthy, 35, is the mother of a child diagnosed with autism. She told Spectrum magazine, “(Peet) has a lot of [nerve] to come forward and be on that side, because there is an angry mob on my side, and I like the fact that I can say she’s completely wrong.” She added, “I look at (Peet) now and say to myself, ‘That was me before I had autism in my life,’ and until she walks in our shoes, she really has no idea.”
She was referring to comments Pete made urging all parents to get the required number of vaccinations mandated by the Board of Pediatrics. However, there has been growing concern about certain vaccinations having a possible connection to autism, a complex developmental disorder.
On McCarthy's website, www.generationrescue.org, researchers attempt to approach the ongoing mystery of the possible connection between autism and childhood vaccinations. The Generation Rescue website states, "The United States has the highest number of mandated vaccines for children under 5 in the world (36,double the Western world average of 18), the highest autism rate in the world (1 in 150 children, 10 times or more the rate of some other Western countries), but only places 34th in the world for its children under 5 mortality rate. What’s going on?"
Jenny McCarthy has since apologized for her comments targeting Amanda Pete, but her and husband, Jim Carey represent a growing number of parents that are questioning the strenuous vaccination schedule that is prescribed for all American infants and children. The fact is that there are a lot of American children suffering of autism- a disease that seemed to pop up overnight- and parents want answers! The question is- who can they trust? Many parents just want a straight answer and a cure.