November 7, 2005

Kelly from Walking With Alec


Burr's bill would make vaccines risky

In response to
"Burr steps into the spotlight" (Oct. 22):

Every parent should be concerned by Sen. Richard Burr's fast-tracked drug development bill.

If the vaccine industry is accountable to absolutely no one, how can we ensure that
profit won't stand in the way of safety?

We cannot allow the pharmaceutical industry's fear tactics to steal a basic right of our children: the right to go to court after being harmed.

Burr's bill is a slap in the face to families who believe their autistic children were damaged by thimerosal in vaccines.

The threat to children from vaccines produced without accountability far exceeds the threat from bioterrorism. If our government won't protect them, who will?

Kelly and Matt Langston

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