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3.23.2006

Thanks Bush!



The Bush Administration, its allies on Capitol Hill, and the religious base of the Republican Party are opposed to mandatory HPV vaccinations. They prefer to rely on education programs that promote abstinence from sexual activity, and see the HPV vaccine as a threat to that policy. For years, conservatives have regarded the human papilloma virus as a kind of index of promiscuity. Many abstinence supporters argue that eliminating the threat of infection would only encourage teenagers to have sex. "I personally object to vaccinating children when they don't need vaccinations, particularly against a disease that is one hundred per cent preventable with proper sexual behavior,"

Conservatives like to complain that liberals blame Bush for everything, Well now it sounds like Bush is giving the USA genital warts. Quite literally. You're either with the warts or you are lending comfort to our enemies! This should be an IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE!

3 Comments:

At 4:40 PM, Blogger oded said...

What is wrong with this country?

 
At 4:44 PM, Blogger Miguel said...

Also insane & from the article: political appointees with reservations about administering an HIV vaccine.

Religious conservatives are unapologetic; not only do they believe that mass use of an HPV vaccine or the availability of emergency contraception will encourage adolescents to engage in unacceptable sexual behavior; some have even stated that they would feel similarly about an H.I.V. vaccine, if one became available. "We would have to look at that closely," Reginald Finger, an evangelical Christian and a former medical adviser to the conservative political organization Focus on the Family, said. "With any vaccine for H.I.V., disinhibition"--a medical term for the absence of fear--"would certainly be a factor, and it is something we will have to pay attention to with a great deal of care." Finger sits on the Centers for Disease Control's Immunization Committee, which makes those recommendations.

 
At 9:19 PM, Blogger joŇ°ko said...

Ew.

 

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