Pharma Wins Over Religious Groups
A government advisory committee has recommended that all 11- and 12-year-old girls get a new vaccine to prevent the sexually transmitted virus that leads to most cases of cervical cancer. The vaccine can be given to girls as young as 9.
Many religious groups, including the influential Family Research Council, have opposed this vaccine, since they believe it will lead to more sex.
After all, if the girls have sex and later get cancer, perhaps fewer girls will have sex.
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