Ted Cruz Says Anti-Vaccination Parents Have a "Religious" Right to Put Children at Risk

Dr. Matt2/03/2015 12:28:57 pm PST

re: #15 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

No, the immediate context shows that he was referring to the vaccines/autism link.

No, that’s no correct. He stopped midstream to make the “this person” comment but was originally discussing the lack of information about what causes autism.

We’ve seen just a skyrocketing autism rate. Nobody knows exactly why. There are some people who are suspicious that it’s connected to vaccines and triggers, but (pointing to his right) this person included. The science right now is inconclusive, but we have to research it

The science was clear in 2008. Then Candidate Obama went on to say that we shouldn’t ” junk our vaccine system”.

Part of the reason I think it’s very important to research it is those vaccines are also preventing huge numbers of deaths among children and preventing debilitating illnesses like Polio. And so we can’t afford to junk our vaccine system. We’ve got to figure out why is it that this is happening so that we are starting to see a more normal, what was a normal, rate of autism. Because if we keep on seeing increases at the rate we’re seeing we’re never going to have enough money to provide all the special needs, special education funding that’s going to be necessary.