American Rally for Personal Rights!

On May 26, 2010, CPR held a rally to assert the rights of Americans to vaccinate themselves and their children as they choose.

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Take our message to your part of the world

CPR is pleased to announce advocacy tools for you to use in talking to local groups about vaccination choice and your rights. Check out our Message in a Box.

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The Supreme Court Takes Bruesewitz

On March 8, the Supreme Court voted to hear Bruesewitz v. Wyeth, an appeal from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals to decide whether a vaccine-injured child has the right to pursue a traditional "design defect" claim under state tort law when "Vaccine Court" refuses compensation.

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Majority of Americans Want Vaccination Choice

Majority support parental vaccination choice according to a new Harris Poll. Over Half Of Parents Say Pharmaceutical Industry Has Too Much Influence Over Government Vaccine Mandates and Support More Safety Research

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Cedillo Shows Failure of the VICP

"Vaccine Court" fails to compensate Michelle Cedillo, who developed autism and many other severe medical problems in the immediate aftermath of the MMR and mercury-containing vaccines.

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The American Rally for Personal Rights
Harris Poll Shows Majority Support Parental Vaccination Choice, Say Pharma Has Too Much Influence
Written by Louise Kuo Habakus
Thursday, 27 May 2010 00:00


Over Half Of Parents Say Pharmaceutical Industry Has Too Much Influence Over Government Vaccine Mandates and Support More Safety Research

CHICAGO, IL – A new Harris Interactive poll shows a majority of American parents believe they, rather than the government, should have the final say in which vaccines their children receive.

The poll, commissioned by the Center for Personal Rights, queried a representative sample of American parents about vaccination. The survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of the Center for Personal Rights, Inc. from May 5-11, 2010 among 1,144 parents of children age 17 years or younger.

Poll results indicate a majority of American parents, 52%, believe that “parents should have the right to decide which vaccines their children receive without government mandates.”

Parents answered other questions consistently. 54% of parents are “concerned that the pharmaceutical industry has undue influence over government vaccine mandates.” 54% agree  that “the government should fund an independent scientific study of fully vaccinated vs.  unvaccinated individuals to assess long-term health outcomes.” 48% of parents are “concerned about serious adverse effects of vaccines.” This poll answer on adverse events is slightly less than the number found in a recent study published in Pediatrics magazine that found that 54% of parents are concerned about serious adverse effects (HERE). 42% of parents agree that “all children should receive 69 doses of 16 vaccines before age 18, as recommended by the federal government.”

2010: The Year of Advocacy
Written by Louise Kuo Habakus
Monday, 01 February 2010 00:00


By Louise Kuo Habakus, MA and Mary Holland, Esq.

With Permission from The Autism File Magazine

Homegrown, grassroots activism around vaccination choice is reshaping our society.

There are signs all around us that we’re hitting a nerve. Public health officials are on the defensive, responding to allegations that H1N1 swine flu was a fake pandemic. Parents are outraged over mounting state vaccine mandates. After witnessing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s victory on the heels of his campaign promise to support vaccination choice, politicians are courting parent support groups. Healthcare workers, buoyed by union support, rallied in Albany, New York, last fall against state-mandated flu vaccines, inspiring colleagues worldwide to reject the shots.  Beleaguered pediatricians are accommodating concerned parents with alternative vaccine schedules.

It all starts with each one of us, in the privacy of our personal space, and in the public domain of our community and professional lives. As individuals and guardians, we are mustering the courage to resist governmental and institutional pressure in the face of impossible vaccination choices.

What is Advocacy?

Advocacy is pursuing social change. It’s influencing outcomes within political, economic and social systems and institutions that affect lives. Advocacy is the place where education meets passion and we are moved to act. Some of us come by our passion through the school of hard knocks. Some of us are inspired by the stories of others. The result is that we get involved. When we come together around shared goals and work side by side, we become brave, we create community, our voices are heard, and we attract others to our cause. When we engage in advocacy, we’re walking the walk and doing our part to make the world a better place.

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