Anti-vaccination campaigner Sherri Tenpenny, due to present seminars in Australia later this week, has had another Melbourne venue cancel her presentation after widespread community backlash.
Melbourne’s Bay View Eden hotel called off Dr Tenpenny’s seminar after a group of doctors threatened to cancel their workshop at the venue if the anti-vaxer was allowed to present there too.
Mamamia previously reported:
Pressure is mounting against a planned speaking tour by American anti-vaccination campaigner Sherri Tenpenny, with at least one venue now cancelling a seminar.
Dr Tenpenny, an osteopath who believes vaccines cause autism, asthma, ADHD and auto-immune disorders, is planning a series of lectures against vaccination in March aimed at parents of babies.
But she has been criticised by the Stop The Australian Anti-Vaccination Network for “endangering people’s health” and “targeting vulnerable parents”.
Kareela Golf Club in Sydney has cancelled a seminar, while a group of doctors cancelled their own workshop at a Melbourne venue, angry the place had also booked Dr Tenpenny next month.
An organiser of the tour, Stephanie Messenger, said those opposing the series of talks were trying to hide things from the public.
“They say they want parents to make an informed choice, but you can’t do that if you don’t have all the information. So they are trying to suppress the information,” she said.
A pro-vaccination group has asked Immigration Minister Peter Dutton to deny the anti-vaccination campaigner a visa to speak in Australia.