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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Apparently the Religious Right Likes Sexually Transmitted Disease.

From comes this story.

Synopsis: Religious right groups want to block Merk from getting approval on a vaccine that is "100 percent efficacy in preventing the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus, which causes 70 percent of cervical cancer cases".

Why? Because "Gardasil has also shown 100 percent efficacy in preventing the sexually-transmitted viruses that cause 90 percent of vaginal and vulvar lesions in young women, including genital warts...".

And that is a problem because? "Girls as young as 11 could be approved to use the vaccine. But the idea of children that young being inoculated against a sexually transmitted disease is upsetting to many parents and parental groups."

Aren't the kids of religious fanatics supposed to be abstaining from sex anyway?

1 comment:

Erica said...

For sex, the penalty is DEATH.

Have a nice funeral.