During the final week of last month, pandemonium became of a story that got circulated online, which stated that the U.S. government targeted black women specifically with a vaccine that causes birth defects.
The sensationalized article originated from an obscure “news blog” and was published on October 26, 2016. Many other small and large online news sources ran this story as well, which raised questions about the Epidural, an anesthetic/vaccine administered by doctors to induce labor. A portion of the original story reads as follows:
An government anesthesiologist came out and said during the years of 2010-2014, the federal government knowingly injected mothers with a vaccine mixed in an anesthetic shot known as an Epidural. What was that vaccine? Well according to Henry Rothschild, (no relation to the Rothschild family allegedly) the vaccine is known as Terminar.
Terminar which is Spanish for terminate, according to Mr. Rothschild Terminar was design to break down African American/Black women ovaries exposing them to different germs and multiple diseases which will likely produce a child with serious birth defects and serious illnesses. (Fammtv.com)
The government hasn’t confirmed or denied “knowingly” targeting black women in a campaign to cause birth defects among their children. However, it is worth noting that the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) has not released any material revealing statistics about Epidural use in America from 2010-14.
Also, in a CDC report released in 2011, it was revealed that in 27 U.S. states during the year 2008, 62 percent of black women used the Epidural during their childbirth procedures.
Arturo Garcia, a contributor to website called Snopes.com published an article recently, which tried to refute the whole story about a government conspiracy to thwart the health of black women and their children. A portion of the literary debunking mission reads as follows:
A 2014 study by the American Public Health Association (APHA), tracking 13.5 million live births in the U.S. between 1999 and 2007, undermines Fammtv’s allegations: the APHA study showed “much higher ocurrences” of more birth defects among American Indian/Alaska Native children (and not African-Americans) compared to white children. The existence of a drug “breaking down Black womens’ ovaries” would presumably have led to a greater incidence of birth defects being reported in African-American communities. (Snopes.com)
Though Garcia’s article references the 2014 APHA study, it doesn’t disprove that the government targeted black women with the controversial Epidural shot. Also, the CDC still hasn’t published anything about overall Epidural used among women, which reveals how much the procedure was used from 2010-14.