Soleil Moon — who played the precocious Punky Brewster on the ’80s sitcom of the same name — has addressed the issue of child vaccinations with an informative letter from a pediatrician friend. The post was created amidst the firestorm that errupted after actress Amanda Peet gave an interview with Cookie magazine and called parents who do not vaccinate their children “parasites”.
Peet has since apologized for the comment — but even before her remarks, the issue was getting more spotlight time thanks to a rally lead by Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey down in D.C. called Green Our Vaccines.
But back to Soleil. Last October, she opened up an eco-friendly baby store called The Little Seed in Los Angeles. At the time, she said “it was very difficult for her to find one place that carried non-toxic and organic items for babies, so she wanted to create a place of her own.” Now, she’s also created a blog where she’s addressing green parenting and talking about all the stresses and joys of having two kids of her own.
Regarding the issue of child vaccinations, the little seed team wrote, “We know that this is a sensitive issue for families. Whether you cheered for Amanda Peet’s controversial article in Cookie Magazine or read it and strongly disagreed, we want you to feel safe expressing any and all thoughts on this issue. After all, our goal at THE LITTLE SEED is to create a safe haven not only for parents and children, but to create a community for thoughts and ideas as well.”
Please click here to read the letter presented on her site and join in the great discussion that has followed. Whatever side of the issue you’re on, it’s worth reading up on what others in the medical profession have to say. Keep up the great work Soleil!