"We're all for preventing cancer, but…."

From Catherine Root:

“Giving the HPV vaccine to young women could be potentially harmful, because they may see it as a license to engage in premarital sex,” said Bridget Maher, a policy analyst at the Family Research Council. Some even oppose the vaccine for young people who are already having sex. “Would this vaccine not enable or encourage them to continue to be sexually active?” asked Scott Phelps of the Abstinence and Marriage Education Partnership. “We’re all for preventing cancer,” he said, mploying a phrase sane people seldom follow with the word but, “but is this really the way to do it?”

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0 thoughts on “"We're all for preventing cancer, but…."”

  1. So the Family Research Council sees getting AIDS as a legitimate way to cut down on teens having sex? What the hell family are they researching, Vlad the Impaler’s?

    If only someone would give me some heroin, I could get hooked. Never mind that I have no intention of ever using the stuff, even if I had it…

    I’m feeling down today. If only someone would give me some rat poison…

  2. It’s like something out of Burroughs. Eros as a ‘virus’ reproducing killer cells. Sex is cancer. People, if we follow this line of “reasoning” must then be cancer cells. Billions of them, teeming, congregating in cities that pock the earth like tumors. I think it’s possible that in many ways, or certain ways, post-Reagan America is sicker than Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Thanatos uber alles. Even sex and life are comparable to diseases. Scary stuff.

    ase

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