This week, the medical journal Lancet fully retracted the 1998 study linking the MMR vaccine to autism, citing "incorrect" elements of research. Now, the anti-vaccine movement's most famous poster parents, Jenny
McCarthy and Jim Carrey, are calling the retraction an act
"The Lancet's retraction gets us no closer to understanding this complex issue," says McCarthy. "The U.S. vaccine schedule has grown from 10 vaccines given to our children in the 1980s to 36 today, perfectly matching the dramatic rise in autism. The work of Dr. Wakefield and his colleagues deserves to be shared with the world to further, rather than censor, scientific progress."
Jenny's book "Louder Than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism" chronicles her life with autistic son Evan. She says her son was completely healthy until he received his childhood vaccines.