Thursday, June 29, 2006

More From The "You Deserve Cancer" Files

Reading just the first graf of this article on a government advisory panel's decision to recommend vaccinating girls as young as 9 against HPV makes me want to run my head against the wall in frustration:

Taking up a potentially explosive issue among religious conservatives, an influential government advisory panel Thursday recommended that 11- and 12-year-old girls be routinely vaccinated against the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer.
Dear religious conservatives: Jesus doesn't want your daughter to get cancer. That's why he made doctors and scientists (and, by the way, the Catholic version of the Bible even says God made doctors, you might want to listen to them). How anyone, parent or not, could hesitate for so much as a second over whether to vaccinate their child against a potential cancer will forever be beyond my comprehension.

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