Jenny McCarthy removed from breast cancer fundraiser.

Remember that breast cancer fundraiser that had invited Jenny McCarthy, a prominent anti-vax advocate, to headline their event?  Yeah, when it was brought to the attention of those planning the event, they did exactly what people promoting science should do with the people undermining science: they gave her the boot.

The misinformation spread by McCarthy creates corpses, corpses that those building new medical technologies are trying to avoid.  These two goals cannot be reconciled, which is why a fundraiser to develop cures lending even remote support to McCarthy is like Jenny Craig sending people coupons to McDonalds.

Props to the Bust a Move fundraiser.

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When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.