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rainbow4321 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 05:16 PM
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TX fundies: HPV vaccination contradicts laws teaching abstinence
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/texassouthwest/stories/012106dntswgardasil.8ef9e3.html


A mandatory vaccine against a cancer-causing sexually transmitted disease is proving to be a tougher sell in statehouses around the country.

Supporters of a mandate say states have a rare opportunity to fight a cancer that kills 3,700 American women every year. But opponents say states and parents should be trying to prevent premarital sex, not pushing a vaccine on the assumption that it's already happening.

"It's almost contradictory," said Kelly Shackelford, president of the conservative Texas-based Free Market Foundation. "We have laws on teaching abstinence on one side, then on the other say we don't really believe that's going to happen."

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Even a virgin risks contracting the cancer-causing virus from her husband on her wedding night if he didn't abstain from premarital sex, said Susan Crosby, president of Women in Government, a Washington-based bipartisan group of state lawmakers that advocates mandatory HPV vaccinations. And giving a child the vaccine isn't giving her permission to have sex before marriage, Crosby said. "People have a tetanus shot but we don't tell our kids to go out and jump up and down on rusty nails," she said.



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JohnLocke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 05:18 PM
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1.  "People have a tetanus shot but we don't tell our kids to jump up and down on rusty nails."
Great line. :)
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David Dunham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 05:18 PM
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2. These fundies should be called out as hypocritical jerks and evildoers.
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Alexander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 05:18 PM
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3. These nutcases would be against a cure for cancer if it suited them.
After all, only Godless heathens get cancer.

:sarcasm:
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WindRavenX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 05:22 PM
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4. these assholes should not be allowed to have access to medicine
I swear to god, these people are sick--moralizing something that could save THOUSANDS of lives a year, possibly more in developing countries where cervical cancer is particularly dangerous.

Sick fucks.
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China_cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 06:20 PM
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5. Hey, it's only women dying.
So who gives a shit. Better they should die than have sex and possibly even enjoy it.

:sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm:
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