In an above post, someone is talking about how saving "thousands" of lives is insignificant. Yet, in your post, you state that Dr. Torch documented TWELVE cases of SIDS as being vaccinated related. TWELVE!?!? How many thousands of children die each year from SIDS, yet he was only able to link TWELVE cases together? To me, that seems like an insignificant number to base a life changing decision. It could be coincidence that these children had their vaccinations and passed away from SIDS.
Here's another scenario. I'm assuming your daughter has not been vaccinated. Let's say 30 years from now, give or take, she's pregnant...and she gets chickenpox. She's never had chickenpox, never been vaccinated. She passes this along to her baby, in utero. Are you aware of the risks of chickenpox in a newborn?
With one simple shot, her baby (your grandchild) could avoid all of the above and be born perfectly healthy.
As for the cp vax, I assume you are aware that this isn't a lifetime immunity that you get from the vax? Neither is Rubella for that matter. I was one of the "lucky" ones in that my immunity was still good for rubella when I was pregnant - I know many, many women that wasn't true for who had to be re-immunized with the hope that it might take. Vax's wear off and there's no way of knowing, even if my DD was completely current on all her vax's, that she would still be protected when she's old enough to have a child. The odds of her still having immunity if she gets it naturally however are much greater. Really, there's no way to even know if giving it to her now will have any effect in 20 yrs, so I can't see that as a good reason to give it to her.
As for why we don't vax, the reason is twofold. First of all, much as it may be unpleasant, I believe that in order to have a healthy immune system you have to be exposed to diseases. In my book that means that you just might have to go through getting sick or watch your kids go through it. Sucks? Yep. But it's the way we were created to deal with illnesses. I had cp and I believe measles as a kid. DH had mumps. Barely a blip on the radar other than I was pissed I ended up missing the class field trip. The second reason is that while most people assume non-vaxxer's are afraid of autism, etc., there are other real reactions that people don't consider. My DD is probably permenantly damaged because of them. Within 2 hrs of having them around 18 months (I believe it was the Hib and Prevnar, can't swear to it without looking them up), her fever shot up to over 104. NO ONE on either side of the family gets fevers like that - ever. We all run less than 98.6 resting. She had been ill before and never had had a temp like that. She went into a seizure. We were told this was a "common" reaction in some children to vaccines, not a big deal. Yeah, it's such a "not big deal" that almost 3 yrs later she still spikes an insanely high fever with every.single.illness, still has seizures when ill (that we were told she'd grow out of by age 4 - no sign of slowing down) and within 45 days had developed allergies so severe that without medication for them she is effectively deaf. The kicker? No one would consider reporting it as it was such a common reaction. The kick in the teeth? Being told at the follow up visit "We need to go ahead and schedule her next set of immunizations". Yeah, no thanks.