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Petitioning Executive Producer, The View Bill Geddie and 1 other
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Executive Producer, The View
Bill Geddie
Talent Producer, The View
Donald Berman

Just Say No to adding Jenny McCarthy to The View

12,302
Supporters

Jenny McCarthy has long been the celebrity spokeswoman for the long-debunked and dangerous theory that vaccines cause autism.

Because Jenny McCarthy constitutes a danger to public health and promotes long-disproven ideas, we urge ABC and the producers at The View to consider a different candidate. Giving Jenny McCarthy a regular, large platform is irresponsible, but turning her away would demonstrate that ABC is a science-savvy company that cares about the health and well-being of our communities and our children.


Letter to
Executive Producer, The View Bill Geddie
Talent Producer, The View Donald Berman
Jenny McCarthy has long been the celebrity spokeswoman for the long-debunked and dangerous theory that vaccines cause autism.

Among her statements:
“If you ask 99.9 percent of parents who have children with autism if we'd rather have the measles versus autism, we'd sign up for the measles.” She fails to mention, of course, that children die from measles, but they do not die from autism. Also, since the MMR vaccine has been exonerated as a cause of autism, parents simply do not need to choose. All children, autistic or not, deserve protection against this dangerous and potentially deadly disease. We object not only to her endangering the lives of children but also to her promoting a fear of autism. Jenny McCarthy has actively promoted chelation therapy as a “cure” for autism (a neurological difference with no cure). Chelation therapy is ineffective in treating autism, expensive, and dangerous, having killed children with autism. [http://www.autismsciencefoundation.org/what-is-autism/autism-diagnosis/beware-non-evidence-based-treatments]

Because Jenny McCarthy constitutes a danger to public health and promotes long-disproven ideas, we urge ABC and the producers at The View to consider a different candidate to replace Joy Behar. Giving Jenny McCarthy a regular, large platform is irresponsible, but turning her away would demonstrate that ABC is a science-savvy company that cares about the health and well-being of our communities and our children.