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Government Again Concedes Vaccines Cause Autism

Vaccine silouuette Mysterious Vaccine Court created in 1986 by Congress and the pharmaceutical industry rules in favor of Bailey Banks against HHS.

Los Angeles - February 23, 2009 - Generation Rescue, Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey’s Los Angeles-based non-profit autism organization, today announced that the United States Government has once again conceded that vaccines cause autism.  The announcement comes on the heels of the recently discovered court case of Bailey Banks vs. HHS, reported on the Huffington Post.  The ruling states, “The Court found that Bailey would not have suffered this delay but for the administration of the MMR vaccine…a proximate sequence of cause and effect leading inexorably from vaccination to PDD [Autism].”

In a curious and hypocritical method of operation, the mysterious Vaccine Court not only protects vaccine makers from liability but created a policy that has tripled the number of vaccines given to U.S. children – all after being made aware of the fact that these vaccines do, in fact, cause autism and repeatedly ruling in favor of families with children hurt by their vaccines.

“It was heartbreaking to hear about Bailey’s story, but through this ruling we are gaining the proof we need to open the eyes of the world to the fact that vaccines do, in fact, cause autism,” said Jenny McCarthy, Hollywood actress, autism activist, best-selling author and Generation Rescue board member.  “Bailey Banks’ regression into autism after vaccination is the same story I went through with my own son and the same story I have heard from thousands of mothers and fathers around the country.  Our hope is that this ruling will influence decision and policy-makers to help the hundreds of thousands of children and families affected by this terrible condition.”

Banks vs. HHS is the second known case where the Vaccine Court could not deny the overwhelming evidence showing vaccines caused a child's autism.  The first was the case of Hannah Poling in March of 2008, where the Government conceded her case and awarded her family compensation.

Jim Carrey, Hollywood legend and Generation Rescue board member, reacted to the news, “It seems the U.S. government is sending mixed messages by telling the world that vaccines don't cause autism, while, at the same time, they are quietly managing a ‘separate vaccine court’ that is ruling in favor of affected families and finding that vaccines, in fact, were the cause.  For most of the autism community the question is no longer whether vaccines caused of their child’s autism.  The question is why is their government is only promoting the rulings that are in favor of the vaccine companies.”

Why is a secret court, which no one knows about or understands, quietly paying these families for vaccine injuries and autism?  Deirdre Imus, Generation Rescue board member and founder of the Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology says, “Over the past 20 years, the vaccine court has dispensed close to $2 billion in compensation to families whose children were injured or killed by a vaccine.  I am not against vaccines and my own child has been vaccinated.  But, I share the growing concerns of many parents questioning the number of vaccines given to children today, some of the toxic ingredients in vaccines, and whether we know enough about the combination risks associated with the multiple vaccines given to children during critical developmental windows.”

To help spread the word of the Banks ruling, Generation Rescue also bought a full-page ad that will run in the USA Today on 02/25/2009, which has a daily circulation of 2,272,815.

Generation Rescue seeks to answer these questions and many more on a daily basis as they fight for the truth and to recover children with autism around the world.  To learn more please visit, write to

About Generation Rescue

Generation Rescue is an international movement of scientists, physicians and parent-volunteers researching the causes and treatments for autism and helping thousands of children begin biomedical treatment.


A big boo boo

Hey GR

It was not a CONCESSION
It was a RULING

The title of your press release is wrong. It is an IMPORTANT distinction.


I know Peter has been removed, but I would like to hear his opinion on what an encepalopathy is and what it can cause.

I can answer him here, and I think it is important to state this distinction.

An encepalopathy is a degeneration of brain function, caused by any of various acquired disorders, including metabolic disease, organ failure, inflammation, and chronic infection.

Some get better, others don't. What's important about this is that the vaccines caused brain damage in this child. Autism,'s brain damage. They can do their little word games to make it something else, but it still ends up being brain damage.


Here are the diagnosis' my son carries:

Nuerologist - Encelopathy
Speech Therapist - speech delay
OT - coordination disorder and sensory integration disorder.
Developmental Optomotrist - strabismus
Immunologist -acquired immune deficiency
genetist - genetically perfect
developmental ped - PDD - NOS
Public school - autism
pediatrician - developmental delay
Physical therapist - hypotonia

Every diagnosis is caused by brain damage. Vaccines cause brain damage which is being labeled as autism to hide the damage.

Call it what you will, vaccines are dangerous

From peter syms

"Examination the actual ruling document reveals that his condition is not classified as autism."

Whatever the condition is "officially" classified as, the fact of the matter is that the MMR vaccine has destroyed a life and the taxpayers are bailing it out. You are bailing it out. All of us are bailing it out. For every one child the court rules in favor of, there are 10,000 others who have no voice. Fairly soon, this deluge of injured kids will be hitting everyone's pocketbook.

Instead of pointing fingers at the parents and calling us crazy, you need to realize that by continually shouting out about this, we are doing all of you a favor by telling you (for several years now) that there is something very very wrong with the vaccine program. And unless there is a groundswell of public opinion at the grassroots level about this, and unless this is stopped today, this out of control freight train of disaster will have very unfortunate consequences.

And mind you, recovery from vaccine damage comes at a very high price. Assuming there is a recovery. Mostly, the damage is so severe and so long lasting that it just about wipes out families mentally, emotionally and financially. We have just in the last couple of years spent close to $55,000 to treat my son with minor changes to show for it. Believe me, this is very very frightening.

Managing Editor

Terri, well done. Peter has left the building. I've personally escorted him out. He's going on about "how can we condemn the Cedillo ruling but praise this one?" And claiming te Banks boy does not have autism - that's the point of the piece. He won perhaps because they used any term OTHER than "autism." Is that the kiss of death? The word "autism?" How many of our kids have a PDD-NOS diagnosis? Mine sure do. But guess what - they are treated for autism in school, in state programs, medically and surely DENIED medical coverage because of autism.

I'm sure the NY Times will jump on this story as quickly as they used Cedillo, Hazlehurst et all to "Close the Door on the controversy", right???

I have no patience for the Peters today. None.

Terri Lewis


It is autism in fact, and should be classified as such.

The rest of your comments are unintelligible.

This child was hurt by the MMR. Why would you want to quibble as to the name of the condition, anyway?

This information is important, as it brings to light a commonplace risk from vaccination.

peter syms

Non-autistic developmental delay; Acute
Disseminated Encephalomyelitis; Expert
Credibility; Evidentiary Reliability;
Scientific Validity; Burden of Proof;
Causation in Fact; Proximate Causation

Examination the actual ruling document reveals that his condition is not classified as autism.

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