This, too, is from 2008 (it's quoted in the AoA post in the other thread).
"Well, what constitutes “genuine medical reason?” And which vaccines are we talking about? All of them? For all time? Not all vaccines are equal. And if you leave it to the medical establishment and Big Nanny public school officials to determine the definition of “genuine medical reason,” then any parent who questions any vaccine administration at any time in a child’s life will be deemed a “bad” parent and “bad” citizen." (bolding mine)
Apparently, she's seen some of the same kind of doctors that many of us have seen (sadly), starting with the hospital staff for her newborn:
"When we told the hospital staff that we simply wanted more time to think about giving the Hep B shot to our son – doesn’t “informed consent” mean we should be truly informed? – we were badgered aggressively."
Her pediatrician sounds absolutely terrible--just like the ones many of us have experienced:
"Our doctor, however, pooh-poohed our inquiries about potential side effects. He seemed to have no idea what those risks were and no interest in finding out. He was also incredibly condescending: “95 percent of what you read on the Internet” is unreliable, he sermonized, as if we were too dumb to separate scientific fact from fraud."
It sounds like she was more confident in the results of her own research than many of us were in the beginning:
"I reiterated my refusal of Hep B, accepted DTaP and HiB, and asked to put off polio and Prevnar. In response, I received a threat: Get all the vaccines or get out of our practice.
“Informed consent”? Ha. This was uninformed coercion.
We’re leaving for another practice, a little bitter but wiser. The strong-arm tactics of the medical establishment mustn’t intimidate parents from challenging the universal vaccine orthodoxy. When it comes to protecting our children’s health, skepticism is the best medicine."
I had no idea that she had had that perspective. Does she still have it? Has she written about vaccines since then? It sounds like she avoided the risk of the kinds of health and developmental problems some of us experienced due to vaccines. Did she join us in being concerned about the risks--and then, having avoided them, then distance herself from other parents with the same concerns?