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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Antivax Activists Throws Liquid on CA Senators

In The Politics of Autism, I analyze the discredited notion that vaccines cause autism. This bogus idea can hurt people by allowing disease to spread.  Unfortunately, Republican legislators in some states are opposed to vaccine mandates.

Hannah Wiley at the Sacramento Bee:
An anti-vaccine activist who traveled to the Capitol to protest on the final day of the legislative year threw a menstrual cup at state senators on Friday afternoon, prompting a quick recess and an immediate evacuation of the chambers.
The protesters were watching from the upstairs balcony in the Senate at about 5:15 p.m., when a woman hurled what the California Highway Patrol called “a feminine hygiene device containing what appeared to be blood” at several lawmakers. “That’s for the dead babies,” she yelled.
Rebecca Dalelio, 43, was charged with felony vandalism, misdemeanor battery, and multiple other misdemeanor counts related to disrupting official state business. Her bail is set at $10,000, according to Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department records.