Australian Vaccination-Skeptics Network compare vaccines to rape

By | April 23, 2015

The Australian Vaccination-Skeptics Network posted an image to their Facebook group which compared vaccinations to rape. The image is pretty much offensive to everyone, which shows a man holding his hand over a terrified woman’s mouth, reading: “FORCED PENETRATION. Really – no big deal, if it’s just a vaccination needle, and he’s a doctor. Do you really need control over your own choices?”

The controversial group promotes the widely discredited theory that vaccines cause autism. However another large-scale study confirms that vaccines don’t cause autism.

Offensive ad by Australian Vaccination-Skeptics Network

Offensive ad by Australian Vaccination-Skeptics Network

Even supporters of the Australian Vaccination-Skeptics Network have expressed disgust, describing it as “totally out of line”.

The previous founder of the Australian Vaccination-Skeptics Network, Meryl Dorey has posted a half-hearted apology? for the post that has offended everyone, even their anti-vaccination followers.

Wow! Why does everything happen while I am asleep? I am currently overseas in a different time zone so I missed all of the back and forth over this issue, but I must reiterate what another moderator has said. This page is completely independent of the AVN and is owned by someone who is not part of our organisation though he is a fan of our group and of informed choice. I agree that the image was very much in-your-face and should not have been posted here, but I am also (once again) floored that this has become a media issue whilst the children who are killed and permanently injured and their families that are often destroyed remain in the shadows as far as the press is concerned.

Let’s get back to the issue at hand and agree that the important thing to do is to focus on the immorality of forced vaccination. And please stop arguing that taking entitlements away from people is not the same as forcing them to vaccinate. If your income was removed, you would feel a bit forced too when it came to paying your rent, putting food on the table and clothing yourself and your children. How we can fight to protect our rights and the rights of our children is why we are here so let’s stay on that subject and support each other please.

Meryl Dorey

The group had to change its name in 2014 because people were under the impression that it was an unbiased source of information on vaccines. It definitely isn’t.