Last updated on: 2/3/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

World Chiropractic Alliance Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should Any Vaccines Be Required for Children?"
Reasoning:

“Medical and scientific research, as well as overwhelming clinical reports, have clearly demonstrated the potential for risk posed by many commonly administered vaccines. These same reports have indicated that the effectiveness of many of these vaccines has not been adequately proven. Based on such evidence, doctors of chiropractic have been joined by progressive medical doctors and public health administrators in questioning public policy regarding mandatory vaccines…

It is the position of The World Chiropractic Alliance that… No person should be forced by government regulation or societal pressure to receive any medication or treatment, including vaccines, against his or her will. This includes mandated vaccines as a requirement for public school admission or for employment eligibility.”

“Vaccinations and Freedom of Choice in Health Care,” worldchiropracticalliance.org (accessed Jan. 28, 2010)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The World Chiropractic Alliance was founded in 1989 as a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and strengthening chiropractic around the world.

Serving as a ‘watchdog’ and advocacy organization, we place our emphasis on education and political action. With members throughout the United States and in numerous foreign countries, the WCA is constantly being alerted to situations and events which might affect the practice of chiropractic.

Unencumbered by a bloated bureaucracy, we’re able to take swift and decisive action when threats to subluxation-based chiropractors are detected, whether they come from forces outside of the profession, or within our own ranks.

We’re the only major chiropractic organization which passionately defends the rights of subluxation-based doctors and will stand up against those who would corrupt chiropractic by denying its philosophical and vitalistic foundations.

Since its inception, the WCA has played an important role in the global chiropractic community. In 1998, it was granted status as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information.”

“About the WCA,” worldchiropracticalliance.org (accessed Feb. 3, 2010)

Mission:

“We promote chiropractic as a drug-free, subluxation-based health care approach providing lifetime, family wellness care. It should be available to all people, from infancy to old age, regardless of the presence or absence of symptoms. We work constantly and vigorously to ensure that chiropractic does not deteriorate into a medical therapy or incorporate drugs, surgery or other medical techniques…

We are dedicated to freedom of choice in health care and are committed to fighting any effort to mandate medical treatment for the public…

We are against insurance companies’ use of unfair IMEs to arbitrarily review and reduce chiropractic claims.”

“About the WCA,” worldchiropracticalliance.org (accessed Feb. 3, 2010)

Other:
Non-profit membership organization
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should Any Vaccines Be Required for Children?