Jenny McCarthy is hitting back at critics in a new column, saying she is not anti-vaccine and those implying as much as misrepresenting her stance.
In Saturday's Chicago Sun-Times, McCarthy wrote of the "gray area" that is the vaccine issue and sought to clarify what she believes and does not.
"I am not 'anti-vaccine,'" she says right at the onset, noting that "this is not a change in my stance nor is it a new position that I have recently adopted."
"For years, I have repeatedly stated that I am, in fact, “pro-vaccine” and for years," McCarthy adds, yet "I have been wrongly branded as 'anti-vaccine.'"
Why? Because "my beautiful son, Evan, inspired this mother to question the 'one size fits all' philosophy of the recommended vaccine schedule."
Her quest, she says, was inspired by a "desire for knowledge that could lead to options and alternate schedules, but never to eliminate the vaccines."