Vexen Crabtree (vexen) wrote,
Vexen Crabtree
vexen

"The Food and Drug Administration advisory panel approved a vaccine for the human papilloma virus (HPV) last week. The vaccine appears to be 100 percent effective at protecting against the most prevalent viruses that cause cervical cancer. While public health professionals view the vaccine as miraculous, many conservative organizations oppose it on the grounds that it might encourage promiscuity among adolescent girls. Now that the FDA has approved the vaccine, conservatives are already working feverishly to limit or even prevent its use." [Alternet: Why the Religious Right Fights Cancer Prevention]

I suppose it's similar to the Catholic Churches insane and ludicrous campaigns against Condoms in Africa... I personally do not get what can make people behave in such an irresponsible, anti-human, ludicrously nonsensical way. Oh yeah, religion. Brings out the best in us!

I think Europe is caught between rising American fundamentalism, and Middle-Eastern fundamentalism! Life just seems so much more sensible here, than elsewhere!
Tags: fundamentalism, public health, religion, usa, usa religion
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