It’s Not About Me: Addressing Media Desperation and Distraction

As you know, a few days ago the Texas Observer published a profile on me rating my “fringe-iness” (their non-word, not mine) and level of influence in Texas politics. Still trying to wrap my brain around that one, honestly! The profile, in my humble opinion, was fairly well done. I mean, the majority of the …

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Challenging What You’ve Heard about the Herd

“Herd Immunity” is a concept purported by those vested in the vaccine program to try and increase vaccine uptake nationwide. It’s also used by the pharmaceutical lobby in support of their push for legislators to remove informed consent and mandate vaccines across the states. But what exactly is herd immunity, and why does it remain …

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2017 Legislative Session – What TFVC Is Proactively Proposing: An Interview with Director of State Policy Rebecca Hardy

As some may remember, Texans for Vaccine Choice started in February, 2015 as a small group of moms chatting on Facebook about how to defeat a bill that threatened to remove religious and conscientious exemptions for school vaccination requirements in Texas. While the group quickly developed into a powerful and successful voice in Austin, we …

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Top Ten Reasons to Support Vaccine Choice

Whether you are following the CDC’s recommended childhood vaccination schedule by getting all of your boosters, following a delayed vaccination schedule carefully planned by you and your doctor, or foregoing vaccinations altogether, Texans for Vaccine Choice supports your right to choose! Here are ten reasons we believe everyone should support vaccine choice: 1. Vaccination is …

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Dirty Little $ecrets: Following the Pharma Money Trail

When it comes to your family’s health choices — more specifically, choices affecting the health of your children — what factors do you consider when choosing one course of prevention or treatment over the other? I would imagine the majority of parents very carefully weigh the risks and benefits for the child, the impact a …

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Common ground has been found between unacceptable profane tweets

Austin, Texas – Tuesday night, Representative Sarah Davis engaged with several individuals about her legislation filed regarding vaccinations. Many of Representative Davis’ bills have caused significant concern for those who believe these medical decisions are best left in the hands of parents and their doctors. Some of the more questionable tweets may be found below: …

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Sticks and Stones: The Truth behind Pharma’s “Anti-Vax” Name Calling Tactics

Today the terms ‘Anti-Vaccine,’ ‘Anti-Vax’ and ‘Anti-Vaxxer’ are all commonly used labels in the media when discussing anything related to vaccine safety concerns. A simple history lesson would remind us the terms ‘Pro-this’ and ‘Anti-that’ can be used to create and perpetuate the polarizing of sides of any issue. But let’s delve a little deeper …

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Historic Vaccine Laws Affecting You and Your Rights – Part Two: The 2003 Exemption Law and the Rights We Will Fight to Keep

In his novel Timeline, Michael Crichton writes, “… if you didn’t know history, you didn’t know anything. You were a leaf that didn’t know it was part of a tree.” It is important to understand the history of vaccine choice in Texas so that we understand the context of where we are now and the …

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Historic Vaccine Laws Affecting You and Your Rights – Part One: The 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act

My family’s research into vaccine safety began only because it had to. After our perfectly healthy twin sons became severely ill, and ultimately neurologically disabled following their routine childhood vaccines, we set out to find answers. Like so many, I had blindly trusted that anything approved by the FDA, and recommended by the CDC and …

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Why yes, we are the EPICENTER!

Epicenter noun 1. Also, epicentrum. Geology. a point, directly above the true center of disturbance, from which the shock waves of an earthquake apparently radiate. Epicenter is also described as the point on the Earth’s surface that is directly above the hypocenter or focus, the point where an earthquake or underground explosion originates. Epicenter is a power-word. It means things are moving in big ways. Some imply that it is the heart of …

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We live in a broken world, bad things happen, and government is not God

“We live in a broken world, bad things happen, and government is not God,” said a commenter on a recent Facebook vaccine poll taken by a news station. This is the bottom line, but I put it right up top for you. It should be the filter you use to read the rest of this …

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