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Family Research Council Prefers Cancer

Preventing cancer may encourage promiscuity? That's what the Family Research Council believes:

Pharmaceutical giants Merck and GlaxoSmithKline are gearing up for a bruising showdown with America's religious right after the US medicines regulator approved a new blockbuster cervical cancer vaccine last week.

Conservative groups, including the influential Family Research Council (FRC), have voiced concerns that immunising young girls against the virus that most regularly causes cervical cancer, Human Papilloma- virus, may lead to sexual promiscuity. "We would oppose any measures to legally require vaccination or to coerce parents into authorising it," wrote the FRC in a recent letter to the US government. "Our primary concern is with the message that would be delivered to nine- to 12-year-olds with the administration of the vaccines. Care must be taken not to communicate that such an intervention makes all sex 'safe'."
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They oppose abortion, but after that it is the wrath of Godís mighty and spiteful hand one should fear.

posted at 22:46:25 on 06/10/06 by clearpolitics - Category: Science - [Permalink]

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