About The Center for Personal Rights

We are a non-partisan, diverse group of concerned individuals and organizations dedicated to the preservation and defense of our personal rights.

We focus on individual vaccination choice, parental consent to vaccination for children, and freedom to make healthcare decisions for ourselves and our families.

Established civil rights organizations have not adequately addressed these critical issues in an era of ever increasing vaccination mandates and frequently-declared public health emergencies.  While we recognize many other personal rights issues, including reproductive rights and marriage rights, we do not take positions on them at this time.  There are many established civil rights organizations addressing these questions across wide spectrums of opinion. 

We seek to promote individual and parental autonomy for vaccination and healthcare decisions and thus to fill a void that we see in existing civil rights advocacy.

Louise Kuo Habakus, MA is a board-certified health practitioner specializing in homotoxicology and integrative nutrition.  A former senior corporate executive for Putnam Investments and The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Louise received dual degrees from Stanford University.  From mainstream corporate America to mainstream parenthood, Louise's world changed when her children showed damage from vaccines.  Louise confronted orthodoxy, found answers, and recovered her children. Louise lectures widely on the subjects of wellness, prevention and vaccination choices.  She has organized and participated in numerous rallies, roundtables, hearings and related events in support of vaccination choice and personal rights, and has been interviewed in national and local media, including Fox & Friends, ABC World News, and the New York Times.  Louise is the founder of Life Health Choices, an organization devoted to informed choice advocacy.

Mary Holland, JD is director of the Graduate Legal Skills Program at New York University School of Law. Educated at Harvard and Columbia Universities, Mary Holland has worked in international public and private law. Prior to joining NYU, Mary worked for six years at major U.S. law firms, with three years based in Moscow, Russia. She also worked at a major U.S. human rights advocacy organization, Human Rights First (then Lawyers Committee for Human Rights), as director of its European Program.  After graduating law school, she clerked for a federal district court judge. She has taught international law courses at Columbia Law School and has served as a consultant to the Aspen Institute Justice and Society Program. Additionally, Mary researches and writes on legal issues related to autism and vaccines.

Robert J. Krakow, JD is an attorney in private practice in New York. He started his legal career with the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG), a consumer advocacy organization. In the 1980’s Bob was a prosecutor with the New York County District Attorney’s office, serving as Bureau Chief of the special narcotics prosecution division. He founded his law firm in 1989, focusing on the trial of civil and criminal cases, specializing in the representation of persons injured by exposure to environmental toxins and vaccines, as well as providing legal services to individuals with disabilities. Bob serves on the Petitioners’ Steering Committee in the vaccine court’s Omnibus Autism Proceeding. He is the Board Chair of Lifespire, Inc. (formerly ACRMD, Association for Children with Retarded Mental Development), a fifty-five year-old New York and New Jersey not-for-profit organization that provides residential, day habilitation, occupational, educational and medical programs and supports for more than 5,000 developmentally disabled adults and children. Bob has served as a Board Member of SafeMinds, and founding Board Member of National Autism Association and Autism United, three organizations which work to promote the interests of children with neurodevelopmental disorders, especially in the area of scientific research. Bob also co-founded and led A-CHAMP, now also known as the Autism Action Network, a national political action organization that advocates for children with neurodevelopmental disorders.

Mia Nitchun, MA was educated at Columbia University and has spent almost two decades working for human rights and civil liberties organizations including Human Rights Watch, the Open Society Institute, and the ACLU.  Her introduction to the controversy surrounding childhood vaccines came with the birth of her son several years ago.  She has observed first hand, how the rigid schedule of vaccine mandates prevents parents from making informed decisions about vaccination that take into account the unique genetic background and health vulnerabilities of each child.  She believes that informed consent should apply to all medical interventions, including vaccination, as a fundamental human right.

Ginger Taylor, MS is a conservative christian new media writer, speaker, activist.  She blogs on the politics of autism, health, vaccination, informed consent and both corporate and government corruption at Adventures In Autism, and on corruption in the Christian faith at Daily Discernment.  She is a former Marriage and Family Therapist, specializing in adolescent and family therapy, and holds a Masters degree in Clinical Counseling from Johns Hopkins University.  Ginger served last year on the steering committee of the first Maine CDC Autism Conference to educate medical professionals on the current state of research and treatment of autism, she is the founder of Greater Brunswick Special Families, a support organization for families supporting loved ones with developmental disabilities in Mid-Coast Maine and she is the CEO of LA Web Design.

 

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