Perhaps the most dangerous belief Arvada State Sen. Laura Woods promotes is the long-debunked notion that vaccines cause autism.

It has inspired her to repeatedly support bills making it easier to opt out of vaccination requirements, despite the fact that Colorado already has the most lax vaccination standards in the United States. Unsurprisingly, Colorado also has the lowest levels of kindergarten vaccinations in the nation. Click on the Swamp creature icon below for a thorough debunking of the claims in the article that Woods, who faces Democrat Laura Zenzinger in November, shared on her Facebook page.

If Laura Woods were some kook on an internet forum spreading falsehoods and promoting ignorance that would be one thing, but Laura Woods is a sitting State legislator and her views have real-world consequences that literally put our elderly, infant, and immune deficient citizens at risk of contracting deadly diseases.