Three separate judges ruled today that vaccines containing mercury don’t lead to autism in children, with one saying that “normal fish-eating diet by pregnant mothers” presents more risk than the shots. The rulings are part of a series of nine test cases brought by 5,000 families seeking to tap a federal vaccine-injury fund; they also lost the first three rulings, issued last year, the New York Times reports.
Though another judge said parents of children with autism “relied upon practitioners and researchers who peddled hope, not opinions grounded in science and medicine,” an anti-vaccine advocate contends that the scales of justice weigh against her side: “Government attorneys defend a government program using government-funded science before government judges. Where’s the justice in that?”
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