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Monday, September 19, 2005

More Pseudo-Moralist Bioterrorism 

A number of new vaccines for STI's are in the pipeline, but, like youth, they my be wasted on the young: most will be optimally effective only in kids as young as 11.

They may also not make it to market in the US, due to political interference. The idiot brigade opposing these vaccines is not the one I'’d expect: it'’s the 'moral conservatives,'” who believe that protecting their kids from debilitating and often lethal diseases will encourage them to have more sex, and thus isn't worthwhile.

I cannot even begin to find words to express how angry this makes me. People who are so caught up in their own self-righteousness that they would put their own children at risk. Granted that they have already demonstrated this in their relentless push for abstinence-only '‘sex ed,'’ but still; this is even more direct. If you get cervical cancer, you will probably die. Gonorrhea and Chlamydia, while curable, are nasty and can be debilitating and disfiguring. If you are willing to refuse to vaccinate your kid for any reason, you should not have kids, but especially for shots like this. 'Culture of life'’ my ass.

Upside: people with STI's that their parents could have prevented them getting will (I hope and pray) be less likely to adopt said parents' psychotic viewpoints.

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