Texas Governor Rick Perry, a consternative Republicant, has signed an order requiring school age girls in his state to receive vaccinations against a virus that can cause cervical cancer. The move is controversial because, although some see it as a common sense health measure, others see it as the government interfering with their families’ right to self-determination.
Parents who might not give the slightest protest to their children receiving measles shots for school have found reason to object to Gardasil, the vaccine developed to prevent HPV infection (the pesky virus that causes 70% of cervical cancers). HPV is sexually transmitted, you see.
What need would their kids have for such a vaccine, when they will most certainly abstain from intercourse until they marry someone who’s done the same?
More importantly, where is the deterrent against illicit sexual behavior? If we give girls something to prevent an STD, what’s to keep them from doing the Big Nasty? Isn’t this vaccine just encouraging them to go wild?
This new law boggles the mind.
I’ve felt for a long time, considering how some people welcome STDs (in other people) as sex deterrents or as “punishments from God for bad behavior,” that if a vaccine for a devastating disease like AIDS were ever developed, they’d do everything in their power to stop it from being implemented.
As with the HPV vaccine, they’d almost certainly object to their own children being vaccinated. Moreover, they’d be wringing their hands and gnashing their teeth at the thought of all those homosexuals and fornicators out there being free to pursue their perversions without consequences. To come without fear of comeuppance – what kind of world would that be?! Call your state representative and put a stop to this vile substance!
People who wish to prevent the healing of sick people in order to further their own beliefs are perhaps the sickest people of all.