Monday November 30, 2020

Trolls target campaigner after speech to MEPs on vaccines

Fiona Pettit O’Leary, founder of Autistic Rights Together, has campaigned against anti-vaccine conspiracy theories and dangerous therapies

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

2nd July, 2017
Fiona Pettit O’Leary, founder of Autistic Rights Together, Pic: YouTube

An Irish autism campaigner who recently addressed the EU on the dangers of anti-vaccine campaigners and alternative medicine has been a target of online abuse since she spoke to MEPs.

Fiona Pettit O’Leary, founder of Autistic Rights Together, travelled to Europe last month to warn politicians that a growing industry of ‘miracle cures’ was endangering people. She was part of a delegation organised by the British-based body Sense About Science which addressed the European parliament...

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