February 5, 2017

I Brought My Doctor Before the State Medical Board For Failure to Investigate a Vaccine Injury


Two weeks ago, in my letter to the Johns Hopkins Journal, Narratives in Bioethics, I made public the fact that I had taken Chandler's pediatrician before the state medical board for failing to evaluate him for a vaccine injury.  It was a journey that started two years ago, and I am just now wrapping up.

Here is both the short version of the story, and the very long version for the true die hards.


This is the question I before the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine:


What is the duty of a physician to his patient when a parent reports a suspected vaccine injury?


Their answer...


The doctor has no duty to the patient. 


Well that is their implied answer.  What they really did was just make up an excuse to close the complaint and not answer the question at all.  But in their refusal to answer the complaint that a physician had failed in their duty to investigate a vaccine injury claim, they establish the standard of care.


The standard of care for reported vaccine injury is... medical negligence.  (also blame the mother, but that is just SOP with autism moms now isn't it.)

Thus again proving my assertion, Mainstream Medicine does not take vaccine safety seriously.


That is the short story.  Here is the long version:

January 31, 2017

CDC Priorities: Promoting Sexual Variety and "Fun" to Teens, Over Autism Treatment

Um... wow.

Your tax dollars at work.

Today I received this from the mother of a teen age actor: "...sent to us and I thought you'd like to see this one seeking teens for a CDC campaign."

As an autism mom who has been pleading with the CDC to address our children's health crisis, I let out an internal scream so loud dogs could hear it.

And I have to wonder where they were planning on airing this? The CW?

Please CDC, justify this project ahead of the prevention and treatments of ASD, OCD, ADD/ADHD, PANDAS, Lyme, and the epidemics of neurological and autoimmune disorders that you are completely ignoring.

My guess is that the day after Tom Price is confirmed and names a CDC Director, Anne Schuchat will be done and this expenditure will be gone, as I am pretty sure she is quite confused about the role of government in general, and the job of the specific department that she is currently temp heading.

There is a fine line between extended family members providing council to a teen on their sex life, and participating in a teen's sex life. Grandma seems to be crossing that line and "grooming" her grandchild.

Grandma may need a mental health evaluation, and if parents don't restrict her access to her grandchildren, it might warrent CPS involvement.

I have sent the following inquiry to the CDC:

Subject: CDC Sex PSA
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 15:15:24 -0500
From: Ginger Taylor <GTaylor@HealthChoice.org>
To: media@cdc.gov
Looking for comment on a potential sex PSA being produced by CDC. 
Attached is a reported screen shot provided by an actor contacted to audition for a role in a CDC production.
Can CDC confirm that this is indeed a script for one of their projects?
If so, how does the agency justify such a project and its expenditures given the lack of progress in neurological and autoimmune disorders that are currently epidemic levels, including autism, OCD, ADD/ADHD, PANDAS, Lyme and associated disorders?
How does encouraging minors to talk openly about a range of sexual experiences fulfill the department's mandate, when no aspects of disease prevention or treatment are discussed?
What is the budget for this project?
Where will it be aired/used?
Thank you,
-- 
Ginger Taylor, MS
Health Choice

Link to casting notice: https://www.backstage.com/casting/health-campaign-voiceovers-150432/?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=saved-search

Link to script: https://d26oc3sg82pgk3.cloudfront.net/files/media/uploads/casting_call/053ef496-b9ea-479f-83bf-535622845fa6.pdf

January 30, 2017

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January 20, 2017

Why I no longer participate in the US Immunization Program

Today, the Johns Hopkins Journal, Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, has published their issue entitled, "Narrative Symposium: To Vaccinate or Not? Parents' Stories."

The journal description of this edition: "This narrative symposium, "To Vaccinate or Not? Parents' Stories", is comprised of personal stories from 12 parents on their decisions about whether or not to vaccinate their children.They offer a first hand look at the debated issues of vaccination. As the narrative symposium editors said, "The goal of this symposium is to aid in a more constructive conversation between pro-vaccination/anti-vaccination groups."

Included in the narriatves is a letter from me, reprinted here in full with permission from Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics.
Families are under no obligation to put their children at risk by participating in the corrupt current US National Immunization Program

Ginger Taylor

Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, vol. 6 no. 3, 2016, pp. 181-185. Project MUSEmuse.jhu.edu/article/646617.

Copyright © 2016 The Johns Hopkins University Press. This article first appeared in Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, Volume 6, Issue 3, in the US, YEAR 2017, pages 181-185.

My name is Ginger Taylor, and I hold an MS in Clinical Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. I am the mother of a 14–year–old vaccine injured child with an autism diagnosis, and our family no longer participates in the vastly corrupt and broken US National Immunization Program. Because of my experiences, I have become a state and national leader on vaccine safety and vaccine choice issues, co–founding The Canary Party, and The Maine Coalition for Vaccine Choice.

I have two sons, born in 2000 and 2002, and vaccinated them roughly according the the recommended schedule. My second son suffered what we now recognize as an adverse vaccine reaction to his first dose of the Hep B vaccine, but it was not recognized as such by either myself or his pediatricians at the time, so he continued to be vaccinated according to the CDC recommended schedule. Following his 18 month appointment, he suffered a severe neurological regression, displayed symptoms of GI distress, showed signs of an autoimmune condition, and was diagnosed with autism six months later.

His was a text book case of vaccine induced encephalopathy, per the Health and Human Services (HHS), Human Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Vaccine Injury Table established by the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), displaying symptoms including:

(1) A significant change in mental status that is not medication related; specifically a confusional state, or a delirium, or a psychosis;

(2) A significantly decreased level of consciousness, which is independent of a seizure and cannot be attributed to the effects of medication; including:

  1. Decreased or absent response to environment (responds, if at all, only to loud voice or painful stimuli);
  2. Decreased or absent eye contact (does not fix gaze upon family members or other individuals); or
  3. Inconsistent or absent responses to external stimuli (does not recognize familiar people or things). Please see http://www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/vaccineinjurytable.pdf for more info.
Despite this, and despite my repeated attempts to have my son's pediatrician investigate his condition as a vaccine reaction, no such inquiry was undertaken, and these symptoms were used instead to give him a diagnosis of autism. I would not read the VICP Vaccine Injury Table to learn that his were the symptoms of a well established vaccine injury for several years, and until after the three year statute of limitations had expired for me to file for compensation for his disability.

After being abandoned by the mainstream medical system, we sought expensive, out of pocket, alternative medical care, which proved very fruitful for our son. Although we lost our home over the choice, we still would make the same decision, as it dramatically increased his health and functioning. We are pleased to report that, while he still has full syndrome autism, he has gone from severe to a much higher functioning level. Most importantly, he is a very happy child.

Despite our earnest attempts, 12 years and four pediatricians later, we still cannot simply get him evaluated for this HHS established vaccine injury. Last year I filed a complaint against my own pediatrician with the state medical board, reporting that after multiple requests to evaluate my son for the condition, he had simply ignored my appeals as my previous pediatricians had. I asked the board to rule on whether or not my son had the right to an evaluation per an established standard of care, noting that if I had taken him to the doctor and reported that I believed he had a broken leg, their failure to assess him would constitute medical neglect.

The board investigated the matter, but their ruling did not address the question of what the duty of the doctor is to a patient reporting vaccine adverse reactions, and simply gave a non sequitur response to close the case. Their action was a de facto ruling that no doctor has an obligation to investigate suspected vaccine injuries, and evidence that the medical establishment's response to vaccine adverse reactions is systematized medical negligence.

Our experience is identical to that of untold thousands of parents, who learn the hard way that once your child is injured by a vaccine, you are on your own. The system has chosen to respond to those families with neglect, insults, coercion and even Child Protective Service intervention, rather than to reform the program to put measures in place to protect children and families from harm and fraud, as is the case with every other medical product in this country.

The 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, and the Supreme Court ruling Bruesewitz v Wyeth that sided with the pharmaceutical industry, removed the 7th amendment rights of individuals to sue in cases of vaccine injury and death. Please see https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/10pdf/09-152.pdf for more info. Vaccine injury claims were moved to the HHS Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. As a result of this freedom from legal accountability, systematic corruption has taken hold in the US vaccine program as we see that:

Mainstream research has found that vaccines and their ingredients can cause the underlying medical conditions that committed physicians and researchers are commonly finding in children who have been given an autism diagnosis. These conditions include gastrointestinal damage, immune system impairment, chronic infections, mitochondrial disorders, autoimmune conditions, neurological regression, glial cell activation, brain inflammation, seizures, synaptic dysfunction, dendritic cell dysfunction, mercury poisoning, aluminum toxicity, gene activation and alteration, glutathione depletion, impaired methylation, oxidative stress, impaired thioredoxin regulation, mineral deficiencies, impairment of the opioid system, endocrine dysfunction, cellular apoptosis, and other disorders. Please see https://www.scribd.com/doc/220807175/127-Research-Papers-Supporting-the-Vaccine-Autism-Link for more info.

In 2015, in response to the national push to remove the rights of parents of schoolchildren to opt out of one or more vaccines, the Maine Coalition for Vaccine Choice worked with legislators to put the focus on the true problem in child health, the unaddressed vaccine injury epidemic, by introducing the Maine Vaccine Consumer Protection Act. Please see http://mainevaxchoice.org/2015/01/02/maine-parents-introduce-the-maine-vaccine-consumer-protection-act/ for more info. The legislation was designed in part to force medical providers to know and use the VICP and the vaccine adverse events information on the package insert, and to investigate and treat vaccine injuries per a standard of care. Please see http://www.vaccinesafety.edu/package_inserts.htm for more info.

In response to the bill, 21 medical individuals and entities submitted opposing testimony, however only one demonstrated that they actually knew what the VICP was. Please see http://mainevaxchoice.org/2015/05/21/maine-doctors-submit-testimony-showing-that-they-are-not-qualified-to-advise-patients-on-vaccination/ for more info. Some did not reference the program at all, and some confused the VICP, which is meant to care for vaccine injury patients, with the Vaccine Adverse Reporting System (VAERS), which was not referenced in the bill. Please see https://vaers.hhs.gov for more info.

The President of the Maine Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (Maine AAP) could not even correctly name or describe the program, submitting testimony that, “The Federal Vaccine Injury Program provides appropriate venue for reporting and tracking vaccine related side effects.”

The Maine Hospital Association testified on vaccine package inserts that “People don’t receive vaccines like they do other prescriptions… not sure there is a package here.”

The representative of the Maine Medical Association (MMA, the Maine Chapter of the American Medical Association) gave a long speech claiming that physicians are constantly trained in this area, but when asked about VICP rulings replied, “I don’t know. I’ve never been involved in that system.” Please see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYlguoqggSo&feature=youtu.be for more information.

The Maine Coalition for Vaccine Choice sent a long list of questions to the Maine AAP, the MMA and the Maine Immunization Program in response the public hearings to follow up on their statements, including questions on the education of physicians on vaccine injury. Our submissions were acknowledged, but all organizations declined to answer. Please see, http://mainevaxchoice.org/2015/06/04/questions-for-the-maine-chapter-of-the-american-academy-of-pediatrics/http://mainevaxchoice.org/2015/06/04/questions-for-the-maine-medical-association/ and http://mainevaxchoice.org/2015/05/25/questions-for-the-maine-immunization-program for more info.

The great irony in this is that the AMA and the AAP were two of dozens of medical organizations that lobbied for, and submitted friend of the court briefs in support of, the 1986 law removing their liability for vaccine injury, and replacing it with the VICP. Then doctors collectively decided to ignore the VICP. For thirty years. Please see http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/publishing/preview/publiced_preview_briefs_pdfs_09_10_09_152_RespondentAmCuAAPand21PhysandPubHealthOrgs.authcheckdam.pdf for more info.

Mainstream medicine is in a state of willful ignorance over vaccine injury. Their response to the vast vaccine injury problem is denialism; systematized medical negligence of a growing segment of the population; attacking those with injured loved ones as unscientific, dangerous, “vaccine deniers”; and advocating that they be coerced into continuing in the program, at the cost of a child's education (approximately $50,000 per child.)
Why would any sane, conscientious parent, knowing the depths of the corruption in the US National Immunization Program, simply take CDC safety and efficacy claims at face value, and unquestioningly follow the recommended schedule?

There is just no evidence that public health officials, mainstream medical providers or most researchers take vaccine safety seriously.

Finally, the editors of this journal have asked an important question, and I wish to answer it as frankly as I can:

"Is there anything that you think might help to resolve the controversy surrounding vaccinations?"

The controversy surrounding vaccinations will never be resolved until the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act is repealed, and until families 7th amendment rights to have their complaints heard in civil court, under established legal procedure and ruled on by a jury, is restored.

Until there is a way to force public health officials, vaccine industry representatives and medical professionals to testify under oath, and under penalty of perjury, to either defend or retract their fraudulent claims, to pay for the damages done to children (including my child) for their institutionalized abuse and negligence, I will never consent to another member of my family participating in the vaccine program under any circumstances.

October 18, 2016

The CDC Shockingly ASKS Us To Tell Them What Is Wrong With the MMR Vaccine

To say that this has been an active couple of days for information would be quite the understatement.  For years we have been asking the question, "Why is America so OK with the corruption that is destroying our children, and our country?"  Well I get the sense that at long last, they aren't.

Two of the most curious pieces of information that came to our attention yesterday, are the fact that CDC scientists are so sick of the corruption in their own agency that they have formed a group to call for a clean up, and that CDC has called for public comment on the MMR vaccine.  I can't help but think that these two things might be strongly associated.

CDC is corrupt to the bone.  We all know it, and people associated with the agency can sometimes barely contain their contempt for vaccine injury parents who are speaking truth to power.  As demonstrated by #Flipper and his friends on Friday during the protest outside the CDC headquarters in Atlanta.



Well now we know that there is a backlash in play against the CDC's culture of corruption, and while those angry at the bosses for selling out science and sound health policy are not yet ready to put their names on their position for fear of reprisals, they have spoken out.

HuffPo reports that,

"A group calling itself CDC Scientists Preserving Integrity, Diligence and Ethics in Research, or CDC SPIDER, put a list of complaints in writing in a letter to the CDC Chief of Staff and provided a copy of the letter to the public watchdog organization U.S. Right to Know (USRTK). The members of the group have elected to file the complaint anonymously for fear of retribution.

“It appears that our mission is being influenced and shaped by outside parties and rogue interests... and Congressional intent for our agency is being circumvented by some of our leaders. What concerns us most, is that it is becoming the norm and not the rare exception,” the letter states. “These questionable and unethical practices threaten to undermine our credibility and reputation as a trusted leader in public health.”

You can read the full letter here: https://usrtk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/CDC_SPIDER_Letter-1.pdf

On the same day, CDC has announced that they are taking public comment on the MMR vaccine?  Of all things??  Of all times???  They are doing this now??????

https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=CDC-2016-0094

"DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[Docket No. CDC–2016–0094]

Proposed Revised Vaccine Information Materials for MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella and MMRV (Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella) Vaccines
AGENCY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
ACTION: Notice with comment period.


SUMMARY: Under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) (42 U.S.C. 300aa–26), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) develops
vaccine information materials that all health care providers are required to give to patients/parents prior to administration of specific vaccines.  HHS/CDC seeks written comment on the proposed updated vaccine information statements for MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) and MMRV (measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella) vaccines.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before December 19, 2016."

They are fully under assault for their corruption in the Thompson scandal for withholding links between the MMR and autism, while a federal lawsuit is showing that Merck faked their efficacy data on the Mumps component of the vaccine... AND THEY ARE SUDDENLY ASKING FOR PUBLIC COMMENT?  WHAT!!??

"Dear Vaccine Injury and Anti-Corruption Community,

We are going to go ahead and roll over and show you our soft, vulnerable underbelly on an official platform.  Fire at will.

Sincerely, The CDC"

Why in the world would CDC give us an official open door to do this?  Might it be that the rank and file are sick of the corruption too, and are leaving the the latch open for the barbarians to storm the gate?

Why set us up to spike the ball?

Why invite us into the walled city?

Why give me so many opportunities to come up with metaphors for inviting their own doom?

The hopeful mom in me wants to believe it is because the people inside have decided that enough is enough, and they want a graceful way to start the process of restoring reliability and credibility to the agency, and soundness to their policy.

The Warrior Mom in me says, "STORM THE GATES!!!!!  I WANT EVERY DAMN FAMILY WITH ANY DAMN MMR INJURY STORY TO UNLOAD ON THESE PEOPLE!  I WANT THIS TO BE THE BIGGEST TRUTH OUTING ON THIS VACCINE EVER!  IF YOU DON'T TELL THEM EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO TELL THEM ABOUT THIS VACCINE AND WHAT IT HAS DONE TO YOUR CHILD AND YOUR FAMILY, THEN I DON'T EVER WANT TO HEAR THE WORD VACCINE COME OUT OF YOUR MOUTH AGAIN!!"


(Metaphorically.)



January 28, 2016

Things are Different Now. It is Time to Act Differently Now.

Today the Virginia bill to remove vaccine exemptions was dead on arrival, and withdrawn by the sponsor.

Yesterday I wrote that this year was not like last year, that we are the powerful force now, and that was proved to us in one 8 minute hearing in the VA legislature.

It is time to realize that WE are the powerful force now, not THEM. On Tuesday, Ben Swann made the Thompson documents public and gave adetailed explanation of what they meant. FROM THAT MOMENT ON THIS BECAME OUR GAME. We have intercepted the ball, and it is time to move from defense to offense, but I don't think we have realized that.  Realize it.

Tim Keller is one of my favorite pastors. He is that rare bird that is a conservative preacher that actually understands the plight of the oppressed. He has a sermon where he explores why, more than a generation after all laws oppressing blacks in the US were repealed, that they still suffer and struggle. One of his points is on the phenomenon that some older black Americans still seem to defer to their white counterparts, even while holding deep resentment toward them.

He describes a man, living under Jim Crow his whole life, calling every white man he meets on the street, "Sir." But when he suddenly acquires all the legal rights of those to whom he has had to defer, and whom may have owned his ancestors, he is still, in his heart, the man who calls them, "Sir." He has been lied to from birth that he is less than, and unlearning that lie, even when one wants to, is a difficult task.

How hard it is to become healed and free when one can't cast off the lie of the oppressor that was used to keep a group oppressed.

The elephant who had his ankled chained to a staked in the ground when he was a 200 lb baby, will still believe that same small ankle chain and stake in the ground can prevent him from walking away when he is a full grown 6,000 lb elephant.

This is where we are today. We have been the powerless for so long that we are at risk of not realizing that we are the powerful now.

It is time for us to cast off the lie that we have no power. Because we are the ones who have the power now.

That Virginia bill sponsor pulled the bill because she could not win. And at this point, THIS WILL BE THE NORM. California SB 277 will not stand. It cannot survive the truth we now have, because THEY have been so foolish as to give us a way to get back into a court room.

2016 is the year of GO!

We don't need to spend time complaining on facebook about our legislators, or Autism Speaks, or the AAP or the AMA or the CDC or Pharma... it is time to brush aside those like the trolls, the media, and the Autism Speaks of the world who have tried to get in between us and those who are corrupt and harming our children, and to straight at those who are the true evil doers here.

So don't waste time being afraid of your pediatrician (quit them), your family or in laws (if they start to harass you just turn on the Ben Swann piece and tell them to sit down and listen), or your school administrators (sue them), or health departments (sue them too) or other moms who are being nasty (tell them to their face that they have been lied to and you are available any time to help them understand the corruption issue and recommend some good books so they can make informed vaccine decisions), or legislators (we can now LOVE fighting these bills because we have so much powerful truth to tell!)

Ours is no longer a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

So look down at your leg and realize you are not wearing a chain binding you from moving, you are wearing an anklet that is merely a symbol of their failing ATTEMPT to chain you down. You are now mature and powerful. You are now a 6,000 lb elephant.

But a caution to be as wise as that elephant, too.

We must be sober, serious and respectable. We must be above reproach. We must be unassailable in our claims. We must treat one another with all due respect and we must be respectful of the uncorrupted officials whom we will be coming before. They have been blinded, and it is time for them to see the light.
Proverbs 24: 17-18Do not rejoice when your enemy falls,And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles;Or the Lord will see it and be displeased,And turn His anger away from him.

I will repeat again what I have been saying for a month now, I believe that this is a spiritual problem, a problem of the heart, and that the blindness of the majority in our country to this evil now requires a spiritual solution. If it were merely a matter of truth and reason, this would have been properly addressed in 1999 when it came to light.

It has been kept in place and been doing untold damage to our population internationally, because of darkness and lies, and the thing that will change it, that is changing it, is God opening eyes and humbling hearts to face this difficult truth.

It was Thompson's grief and conviction over his wrong doing that finally opened up the truth through official channels. I believe it will continue to be humility, love and fearlessness that will allow the dominoes to continue to fall, and lead to truth, healing and reform.

So if you are a believer, and even if you are not, but are open, to sit down and seek God on this issue, and for yourself.

I will leave you with my reading for myself for today. This is strong and wise instruction for me, a vaccine injury mother who was introduced to the world by Dan Olmsted on UPI in 2005 as "One Angry Mom."  I hope you will all consider reading it carefully and taking it to heart as we move forward in this new paradigm. (emphasis mine)

Ephesians 4New American Standard Bible 

Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.

But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore it says,

When He ascended on high,
He led captive a host of captives,
And He gave gifts to men.”


(Now this expression, “He ascended,” what does it mean except that He also had descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is Himself also He who ascended far above all the heavens, so that He might fill all things.) And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.

So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart; and they, having become callous, have given themselves over to sensuality for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness. But you did not learn Christ in this way, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.

Therefore, laying aside falsehood, speak truth each one of you with his neighbor, for we are members of one another. Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not give the devil an opportunity. He who steals must steal no longer; but rather he must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share with one who has need. Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear. Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.

December 1, 2015

Online Harassment: Ryan Searfoss Wants Me To Kill Myself. Perhaps You Too.

I have not done a ton of writing about the individual bullying that goes on to families like ours.  But this one deserves a spotlight.  Ryan Searfoss is writing to mothers like me to tell them to kill themselves.  Because we know that sending messages like these are potentially very harmful, can lead to the end of a life, and are completely out of the bounds of acceptable behavior in society.

This holds for every human in this debate.  While certainly disability parents should never be treated this way, not even the most corrupt public official should be either.

And whomever this Ryan Serfoss guy is, and I don't have a clue, I hope those who know him, and whatever community he belogs to, will tell him to cut it out.

Update:

Since posting this I have found four more women who have similar messages from him, all sent over the span of a year and a half.  This is a habitual offender apparently.  Will post their screen shots if they give me permission.

Update 3/7/16

Mr. Searfoss apparently has become aware of this post, and sent me the following today:




UPDATE:

He is still at it.  This week from Yolanda Gilbert Gracia: