Illinois Vaccine Awareness Coalition (IVAC)
P.O Box 946, Oak Park, IL 60303
22 April 2014 President Barack Obama
c/c The White House
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Washington, D.C. 20500
Dear President Obama:
For Illinois parents, will you elaborate on answers to six questions posed to you in 2005 by Advocates for Children’s Health Affected by Mercury Poisoning (A-CHAMP)?
Did you accomplish your goals as stated in your answers? What more will you do in the last years of your presidency for children with autism?
For our children’s sake,
Barbara A. Mullarkey, president
encl: A-CHAMP 2004 six questions
Senator Barack Obama, Democratic presidential candidate, answers questions (2006) re autism from Advocates for Children’s Health Affected by Mercury Poisoning (A—CHAMP).
Do you believe there is an autism epidemic in the United States?
“Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is the fastest growing developmental disorder in the United States and perhaps the world. One in 150 children is diagnosed with ASD. These numbers can not be explained solely by increased awareness or changes to the diagnostic criteria. There are many Americans with special needs. They will have a partner in the federal government under my administration.”
Do you believe that the Combating Autism Act (2006) provides enough money to find the cause, or causes, of autism and effective treatments?
“…As president, I will go beyond the Combating Autism Act to develop a comprehensive policy that invests $1 billion annually by the end of my first term in office to address ASD
on all fronts…”
Do you think vaccines should be investigated as a possible cause of autism?
“…An Obama administration will go where the science and facts lead us, whether it is about climate change or heavy metals in our environment.”
What will you do to protect Americans, especially young children and pregnant women, from exposure to mercury through vaccines?
“I support the removal of thimerosal from all vaccines and work to ensure that Americans have access to vaccines that are mercury free.”
Would you support a large-scale federal study of the differences in health outcomes between vaccinated and unvaccinated groups?
Experience has taught that effective medical research must be ‘Large—scale’ and well—funded. I believe Americans should know, must know the health effects that (are) caused by the ’presence, of mercury in vaccines. I will also support an examination of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, a program designed to compensate those injured by vaccinations.”
Are you satisfied that the federal vaccine approval process is free of conflicts of interests, transparent and rigorous?
As President, I will conduct a thorough examination of all federal programs to ensure that they are effective and operating in the best interests of the American people. And I will ensure that sound and unbiased science, not ideology, guides decisions made in my administration.”
For a complete report: www.AgeOfAutism.com/2008/03/obama—and—clint.htm
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