These parasites regularly take the stand in Vaccine Court in hopes of preventing sick autistic children from receiving financial compensation for their injuries. When I worked on forensic child abuse cases we had a word for these psychologists and doctors who were paid to testify against children. I’ll leave that to your imagination.
It is a free country and these doctors are not breaking the law by making a few bucks on the backs of kids. However, I think their “work” as anti- child professional testifiers has been insufficiently discussed and deserves a good public airing, don’t you?
Dr. Catherine Lord appears in vaccine court with great regularity. Like Fombonne, Lord appears to relish the opportunity, as a psychologist, to diagnose children she has never met and draw (erroneous and unqualified) conclusions about the cause, onset and severity of their medical disorders. Remind me the next time my son’s GI disease worsens and he loses language to make an appointment with a good child psychologist. Dr. Bennet Leventhal not only professionally testifies against children but also is a paid speaker on the pharmaceutical speaking circuit. Leventhal’s org also accepts huge amounts of money from vaccine makers.
No one is forced to testify against children in vaccine court. Most doctors and researchers with even the most rudimentary of scruples will refuse such an invitation. But not Dr. Eric Fombonne! He probably leases out a condo near the courthouse as a business tax write off. It is a wonder he has time for anything else!
Isn’t it interesting that after all these years of testifying against disabled children, that the tables have turned and Fombonne is now a defendant, charged with serious academic misconduct by his employer, McGill University. Fombonne is under investigation for:
1) unlawful access to confidential medical record and blood samples of children in his 2006 “Pediatrics” article
2) Fombonne accessed these records without the parental consent of the 220 parents of his research participants
3) Fombonne is charged with violating Articles 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24 of the Quebec Civil Code
4) He is also charged with violating McGill Ethical Guidelines involving research on human subjects.
I have no information about whether or not McGill has yet to acquit Fombonne or find him guilty of these crimes, only that many angry Canadian parents are awaiting a decision. Let’s hope justice is served. If Fombonne is found guilty his research projects will be frozen and he will likely be fired.
Isn’t it interesting that one of the loudest voices decrying the “unethical” behavior of Dr. Andrew Wakefield was Fombonne’s? The British medical authorities could not find one, not one, parent who expressed anything except gratitude to Dr. Wakefield for helping their child. Meanwhile, I can barely keep up with all the news and e-mails from all the incensed Canadian parents who feel that Fombonne has used their children’s disease for his own purposes of deceit and manipulation.
Isn’t sunlight the best disinfectant? Let’s get this all out in the open! If you are a parent of one of the children in Fombonne’s studies how do you feel about all this?
KAtie Wright is a Contributing Editor for Age of Autism