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October 31, 2005

Culture of Life Supports Killing 3,700 Women Every Year

I posted on this before, but now that the Washington Post is writing about it, I figure I oughta re-iterate how cruel, mean and evil the wingnuts are.

10,000 American women get cervical cancer every year, and of those, 3,700 die every year. Now there is a vaccine that may be available within the next few years that protects against common strains of the human papilloma virus. HPV is the most prevalent cause of cervical cancer. Women die from this. And if they don't die, they can be forced to get hysterectomies and all kinds of mean nasty ugly things, not the mention the emotional turmoil the whole thing causes.

So, if we can prevent all this needless suffering, don't ya think we ought to?

However, the wingnuts think that if the HPV vaccine is mandatory for all pre-pubescent girls, it will promote promiscuous sexual activity. There is however, no evidence of this. But that doesn't stop them.

I'm guessing that most young girls that go get their shots don't really know what they are getting. The parent's might, but does the girl really ask what shots they are and what they are for, and then ponder who much fun it will be to have un-protected sex with HPV-infected boys? Somehow I doubt it. Especially if she's nine or ten years old.

Alan M. Kaye, executive director of the National Cervical Cancer
Coalition, likened the vaccine to wearing a seat belt.

"Just because you wear a seat belt doesn't mean you're seeking out an
accident," Kaye said.

I don't see how any parent who loves his or her daughter and wants them to live a happy, healthy life can possible oppose vaccinating her against this disease.


  • At October 31, 2005, Blogger sideshow bob said…

    But Culture of Life sounds so much better than Woman-hatin' Club!

  • At October 31, 2005, Anonymous ellen said…

    Cookie, they should mandate (hee hee, I said mandate) the vaccine for all kids, boys and girls. Where are the girls getting it? The repugs?

  • At October 31, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Didn't they say the same thing about condoms and birth control pills when they were discussing making them more available for kids? If the kids are going to have sex....they're going to do it (unless it is my daughter....then she will be lynched!)...mandate the shots!!! is interesting that most insurance companies will still not cover birth control pills, but most WILL cover Viagra!!!

  • At November 15, 2005, Blogger cookie christine said…

    you're speaking to the choir, Wendy... errr, Anonymous, i mean. But the question remains, do they sell viagra for chess pieces.


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