The Autism Science Foundation (ASF) has a strong pro-vaccine agenda. On their website, they list 27 studies they claim prove vaccines and autism are not related. When you read all 27 studies you find they actually only "study" one vaccine (MMR) and one vaccine ingredient (thimerosal). There are 38 ingredients and 11 other vaccines they should have studied also. It's even more disturbing when reading the studies to see they are clearly biased. For example, a premier study (Verstraeten) touted by pro-vaccine supporters and published in Pediatrics in 2000, is seriously flawed.
The vaccine industry is built on the reputation of the polio vaccine. Images from the 1940s and 1950s of children in iron lungs or relying on crutches to move around are depicted anytime a question about vaccine efficacy is raised. However, a study of the disease reveals a far less frightening story for most patients than what the scare tactics and fear mongering engendered and employed by the pharmaceutical industry lead us to believe.