Texas District Attorney: Vaccines 'Do Cause Autism' (Video)

Bexar County, Texas, District Attorney Nico LaHood appears in the controversial film "Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe" in which he and his wife, Davida, recall their children's alleged injuries caused by vaccines (video below).

In a short clip of the film released on the YouTube channel VAXXED TV on Aug. 30, Nico states: "I’m Nico LaHood. I’m the criminal district attorney in San Antonio, Texas. I’m here to tell you vaccines can and do cause autism."

Nico is joined by Davida, and describes his job as a prosecutor:

Our oath as prosecutors is to seek justice, And so what I do is I follow evidence. I’m an empirical data guy. If you show me evidence, without any, give me objective evidence, I’m going to do what's right with that information because I gotta present it to a jury and persuade them to go my way because I believe that I’m doing what’s right.

Nico and Davida recalled how they had their baby, Maya, vaccinated in a hospital, and how the infant experienced severe skin rashes about three months later.

The couple insisted they had not been warned about any of the potential side effects of vaccinations, despite those types of warnings being a common practice throughout the U.S. because of possible allergic reactions.

The couple then talked about their other baby, Michael, whom they said started experiencing tics and spasms after being vaccinated at about 18 months old.

They said their son also avoided eye contact and stopped responding to his name. The couple recalled that he was babbling and had a lack of motor skills.

Nico and Davida then talked about some of their friends, using first names only, who work in the medical field and refused to vaccinate their children because of the alleged dangers.

Nico quoted the Bible against deception, and added that "our own damn government" has pushed the vaccination deception.

Nico also said there were no people his or his wife's age with autism, which is not true. He also cited the increase in autism diagnoses, which is true and often happens as science better identifies health conditions of all types.

Nico also mentioned a 2014 claim that a CDC researcher, William Thompson, was supposedly hiding information about autism, which was debunked by Snopes.com in 2015.

Nico cited all of this as "strong circumstantial evidence," but did not present any actual scientific studies that confirm that vaccines cause autism.

The Centers For Disease Control notes on its website: "There is no link between vaccines and autism," and, "Vaccine ingredients do not cause autism."

Sources: VAXXED TV via YouTubeSnopes.com, Centers For Disease Control / Photo credit: VAXXED TV via YouTube

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