Blogging Mom Subpoenaed

This is a frightening case. Blogger subpoenaed to produce EVERYTHING SHE HAS EVER DONE in this lawsuit.

From Best of the Web:

Kathleen Seidel is a New Hampshire mother of two. She runs a blog,, about autism–a topic of special interest to her as one of her children had an “autistic spectrum diagnosis.” There is a theory that thimerosal, a preservative formerly used in vaccines, causes autism. Seidel has written skeptically of that theory, and of the trial lawyers who have sought to cash in on it.

Take a look at her post Subpoenaed.

She seems to be handling it very well – but talk about a chilling effect.



5 Responses to Blogging Mom Subpoenaed

  1. Thanks, my fellow human voice.

  2. tomob says:

    I really can’t believe this happened – but it looks like you have wide and deep support. Keep us posted.


  3. Liz Ditz says:

    Thanks for commenting on this.

    I am one of the 100+ bloggers mentioned in item 5 of the subpoena.

    I am keeping a running list of responses to the Seidel subpoena at I Speak of Dreams. I’ve added your blog.

  4. Thiz 'n' Dat says:

    It’s good to see another participant in the “I am Kathleen” campaign!

    Read more about this case — and follow a link to stories about other bloggers under attack, and ideas for how we call can help — at:

    (This also has a link back to Liz Ditz’s list.)

  5. tomob says:

    Post Script? Kathleen won!

    Court Rules for Blogging Mom

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