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Anti-vaxxers collect petition signatures for statewide ballot initiative | KGET 17

SACRAMENTO (KGET) – Opponents of California’s new vaccine laws are set to start collecting signatures for a statewide ballot initiative.  The group wants voters to decide whether a law Governor Gav… Source: Anti-vaxxers collect petition signatures for statewide ballot initiative | KGET 17

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White anti-vaxxers declare themselves to be the new ‘civil rights movement’ – Raw Story

It was a scene meant to be reminiscent of the Civil Rights era: chants of “No segregation, no discrimination,” T-shirts emblazoned with the moniker “Freedom Keepers,” the sounds of “We Shall Overcome” emanating from the California state Capitol in Sacramento — except the protest was led by mostly white people from affluent backgrounds who think vaccines […]

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Anti-Vaccine Activist Shoves Sen. Richard Pan | FOX40

SACRAMENTO — Sitting state Sen. Richard Pan was violently shoved on his way to a meeting and the whole ordeal was streamed live on Facebook by the man behind it.“The physical violence that was certainly shocking to me and certainly to Senator Pan as well,” said Assemblyman Ash Kalra, D-San Jose. Source: Anti-Vaccine Activist Shoves […]

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RFK Jr’s anti-vax activism hits lowest spot ever — with Scientology and the Nation of Islam | The Underground Bunker | Circa June 2015

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. insists that he’s “pro-vaccine,” but his actions and writings say otherwise. However, even we didn’t think the once respected public figure would sink this low — peddling his anti-vaccine message at a Scientology facility Thursday night in order to alarm the black community of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Times reported recently how Kennedy […]

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California Vaccine Bill Opposed By Jessica Biel & Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Passes

The California Assembly has passed the vaccine bill opposed by activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and actor Jessica Biel with a vote of 9-2. Source: California Vaccine Bill Opposed By Jessica Biel & Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Passes

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Vaccine Drama On Display In California’s Capitol | Kaiser Health News

Hundreds of protesters descended on the state Capitol on Thursday, warning against government tyranny and corporate greed. Their target: not taxes, not high-tech surveillance, but a bill that would… Source: Vaccine Drama On Display In California’s Capitol | Kaiser Health News

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Google Alert – autism | Circa April 14, 2015

autismDaily update ⋅ April 14, 2015 NEWS USA TODAYGestational diabetes increases autism riskUSA TODAYChildren are slightly more likely to develop autism if their mothers were diagnosed with diabetes early in pregnancy, a new study shows. Women …Diabetes During Pregnancy Could Be Linked to Autism, Study Finds – TIMEGestational diabetes in pregnancy may raise child’s risk of autism – CBS NewsMid-pregnancy maternal diabetes tied to child’s autism risk – ReutersFull CoverageFlag as irrelevant […]