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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”

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NOTE: Congratulations and thank you to Ginger Taylor for her tireless work!


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 narratives is a letter from Health Choice Executive Leadership Team member, Ginger Taylor.  Her letter is reprinted here 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

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

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.

Read the rest on the Health Choice web site.


Jeannette Bishop



I was 50/50 on vaccinations. But like everything in life I like to do research. And wow from being for some vaccinations both my wife and I decided NO on majority if not all. People just follow blindy what the DR told them with out any research. And im glad I found this on my feed. Great and sad story.


Way to go, Ginger. Very well expressed.

Michael S.

A new article posted on Green Med Info site that is of major interest:

"The Vaccine Did It: Mutated MMR Mumps Virus in the Brain of a Child Caused His Death, British Researchers Confirm"


Jenny Allan

Very powerful narrative by Ginger Taylor, and well done Johns Hopkins for publishing this and other vaccine stories. I hope other respected Universities worldwide will now be brave enough to defy corporate and establishment vested interests, by publishing more evidence based truthful accounts like Ginger's.

Carolyn Coglin

Wow. Ginger this is amazing. Everyone print this out and post it in the patient Restroom at the pediatrician office

Denise Anderstrom Douglass

Thank you, Ginger Taylor. This is really good.

Ann Millan

Glad to see you have this. My story ended up on the web only...and the last one. I'm anxious to get my magazine and see the whole article. Still figuring out how to post on FaceBook.

Sharon DeNunzio

So excited to see that Johns Hopkins University Press chose to publish this in full!
This is another step forward.

Bob Moffit

Agree wholeheartedly .. "Congratulations and thank you to Ginger Taylor for her tireless work!"

The response of Ginger's State Medical Board .. to her justified complaint against the pediatrician who deliberately ignored her multiple requests to evaluate her son's condition .. provides clear and convincing evidence that our vaccine injured children will NEVER receive the attention, protection and justice THEY DESERVE:

"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."

The obvious "problem" the State Medical Board had .. was exactly the same "problem" the US Supreme Court had .. which required them to clearly .. unequivocally proclaim .. "vaccines are in-avoidably unsafe".

Ergo .. if vaccines are well recognized as "un-avoidably unsafe" .. pediatricians therefore have "no obligation to investigate suspected vaccine injuries".

If the pediatricians who administered the vaccines to perfectly healthy children have "no obligation to investigate suspected vaccine injuries" .. who does?

How do these people sleep at night?

Mark Wax

The NVICP is a sham. The USCFC is a "kangaroo" Court. Our son's experience is not unlike the Taylor family. Our son is now 24 and totally and permanently disabled. He is adjudicated as mentally incompetent. I continue to try to have legislation introduced in Congress to revise NVICP. Interested parties can see how our first litigation brought a firestorm of activity. But, in the end, we like all others were railroaded. Our government should be ashamed.
Wax v. Aventis
Wax v. H.H.S.

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