Friday, June 30, 2006

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.

Read the full story here.


Anonymous said...

To some extend, I could see where the religious groups are coming from (note, I do not, in any way, agree with them, but I do see their logic behind it, regardless how twisted this logic is...)

It's the same way they're against free condoms... it'll lead to more sex!

I guess we'll see vegetarian groups pushing for banning researches on Mad-Cow... since it'll promote eating meat...

Anonymous said...

I guess the HPV vaccine will lead to more sex the same way that virginity pledges will lead to less sex.

Anonymous said...

We really do need a new congress. I can't emphasize enough we must vote out all incumbents.

As well maybe some day we can get federally financed campaigns and get rid of the Sword of Damocles of "We'll give the money in the next campaign to your opponent unless you vote the way we want".

Anyone not believing that is exactly what is happening has their head buried deep in the sand.

Very deep.