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Meryl Dorey condones child abuse
September 13, 2013
In November 2011 a naturopath posted this message to the
Australian Vaccination Network's Facebook page:
A friend of mine was so outraged by this clear case of child
abuse that he contacted the child protection authorities in the
state where the naturopath plied her trade. Unfortunately, he fell
into a buck-passing bureaucratic maze. You can see the story
here. To nobody's surprise, Meryl Dorey of the AVN rushed to
the support of the abuser, as I reported the following month in
It is being reproduced here as part eight of a series about lies
told by the Australian
Vaccination Network running each day until September 18, the
date set down for the District Court to hear Meryl Dorey's appeal
against the dismissal of her frivolous and vexatious
application for an Apprehended Violence Order
That child abuse thing
[Link to original article]
in January I mentioned a case of child abuse, where a naturopath
boasted about exposing her child to chicken pox. Here is how the
story was reported in the local paper, the
This did not please the anti-vaccinators, and here is what Meryl
Dorey erstwhile (and perhaps still current) president of the
Australian Vaccination Network had to say in a letter to the
I love the
"Anti-vaxers reply on chickenpox". At least
the paper is under no illusion about Ms Dorey's position.
just give that letter the yellow marker treatment, shall we. My
comments are in italics:
Stop the Australian Vaccination Network
(AVN) reported a WA mother to Child Protection Services (CPS)
for doing what our mothers and grandmothers
did - exposing her child to a benign
disease of childhood so they would get natural immunity -
a benefit vaccines cannot provide.
- The report was made by Ken McLeod, not SAVN.
- My mother and grandmothers were never stupid enough to
expose us to disease.
- The "benign" disease kills children every day. I'm sure
the families of the 100 people who died each year in the US
prior to a vaccine becoming available thought that "benign" was
a good description.
- Vaccines can certainly provide immunity, even if it's
But the response of CPS and the government is the real concern.
Instead of laughing it off the government
used this poor woman's situation to try to once again attack the AVN,
a public health safety watchdog that
has provided medically sourced information
to Australian parents for more than 18 years.
- The government did in fact "laugh it off" - they did
nothing about this quite clear case of child abuse.
- Any relationship between the AVN and public health is
negative - they want children to be sick.
- The "information" is sourced from medical specialists
like the disgraced Andrew Wakefield, total loon Harold Buttram,
the Geiers, who have been declared persona non grata as expert
witnesses (and who give castration chemicals to children), and
other people who have either forgotten their medical training or
who paid someone else to sit the exams for them.
It is because of the AVN that
families can still access all government payments and send their
children to school, pre-school and child-care centres whether they
are vaccinated or not.
- No, it wasn't "because of the AVN.
- And isn't the rest of it a disgrace? People can claim
benefits to which they are not entitled and send their
pox-ridden spawn to schools and kindergartens to infect other
people's kids. This is not something I would be proud of, but as
you can see there is no yellow - this vileness is the truth.
According to the
National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System, since the
vaccine was introduced in Australia, the
rates of chicken pox have been steadily increasing.
- First, The vaccine was introduced in 2003 and chicken
pox has only been reportable since 2006. Here are the results:
- Notice the huge increase, mostly due to doctors now
being familiar with what the disease looks like. I had chicken
pox as an adult and it was the first adult case my doctor had
ever knowingly seen. Also note the steady increase between 2008
- It would be expected that a newly-introduced
surveillance system would show an increase in reported cases
over time as doctors became familiar with what the disease
looked like. By the way, there was one case in 2003 and 5 in
1997 (the two years prior to 2006 with reported cases), but to
include those in the graph would cause my old stats teacher to
come to my house with a machete.
If child protection can be called in
because this mother tried to protect her
child through natural immunity, what is next?
- Child protection wasn't "called in". A clear case of
child abuse was reported to CPS, they flick-passed it to Health
who then washed their hands of it. And as for "what is next?"
Perhaps parents "protecting" their children from sexually
transmitted diseases by exposing them to adults with syphilis,
gonorrhea and chlamydia. Then see what CPS does, and it won't be
"Oh, that's OK". And the mother didn't try to "protect her child
through natural immunity", she placed the child in a health (and
possibly life) threatening position. I suppose if I pointed out
again that the mother is a naturopath and therefore devoid of
any medical knowledge I would be accused of ad hominem, but
facts are facts.