Social Conservatives against vaccine for cervical cancer
This is unbelievable! A new vaccine was developed against cervical cancer appears to be almost 100% effictive. It also protects against a sexually transmitted virus, so social conservatives are trying to prevent teenage girls from getting the vaccine because "immunizing teen-agers could encourage sexual activity." The argument is that if teens feel safer after being vaccinated, it "may lead to more sexual behavior because they feel safe."
What we have here is a an actual cure for cancer, which should be given to as many people as possible, but is being hampered by conservatives trying to control our behavior.
Alan Kaye, executive director of the National Cervical Cancer Coalition, makes a good point: "Just because you wear a seat belt doesn't mean you're seeking out an accident."
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