3 More Judges See No Link Between Autism and Vaccines

Tuna sandwich more dangerous, says one
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 12, 2010 7:51 PM CST

(Newser) – 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.

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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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