Monday, May 21, 2007

Sex, Cancer, and Control

I heard on the radio this morning that here in my home state of Georgia that bill SB 155 that would require all girls to receive an HPV vaccine before entering the sixth grade will not be placed on the calendar for a full Senate debate this session. In essence it is declared DEAD and will not go through or really even discussed anymore.

There was some heavy debate about making the vacine manditory which I myself might have issues with but the bill allows parents or guardians with religious objections to opt their child out of the vaccine -- as is required to be exempt from other immunizations. The measure also allows an exemption for parents or guardians who cannot afford the vaccination. Which in an unusual display of care for the poor over $4 million dollars was requested and approved to help pay for poorer families to receive the vaccine if they so choose.

So why you might ask is the bill dead? Religious groups outright rejected the vaccine because they believed it might promote promiscuity. (Stop for a second and reread that last sentence.)

HPV or the Human papilloma viruses is a extremely common sexually transmitted disease. Most cases have little to no symptoms so most people infected never realize it. luckily most cases clear up on their own but the ones that do not lead to and cause about 70% of cervical cancer cases.

Each year about 15,000 women in the United States learn that they have cervical cancer; an estimated 4,100 women will die of the disease this year. Worldwide, about 500,000 new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed each year, resulting in 250,000 deaths. The disease is the second or third most common cancer among women (cervical cancer and colorectal cancer are virtually tied for second place after breast cancer).

The CDC's Advisory Committe on Immunization Practices voted unanimously to recommend that girls ages 11 and 12 receive the vaccine. The vaccine in clinical trials have been shown to be 100% effective in preventing infection.

Now once again this vaccine would be offered to even the poor and needy and if applied across the board would save 175,000 peoples lives and about 350,000 cases of cancer a year. But it will not because religious groups are opposed because they are worried more people might have sex. They would rather their daughters die from a horrible form of cancer than sleep around. That has to be the most narrow minded view I can possibly think of.

Worse than narrow mindedness is I cannot believe that anyone could actually believe that and instead are using it as a thin cover for their real agenda, Control.

Religious groups have always used sex and the rejection of sex as a form of control over the masses:

1. You may not have sex with anyone unless we first validate it with our ritual.
2. After this ritual you may not have sex with anyone else.
3. After this ritual you may not have thoughts about having sex with anyone else.
4. The sexual act with the validated partner must conform to the rules and restrictions we have outlined concerning birth control, position, frequency, and what is considered normal or abnormal in it's forms of expression.
5. We will only validate sex between people of the opposite sex, no exceptions.

The sexual act being central to producing children as well as the drive to have sex being hardwired into the species the control and regulation of it pervades all levels of society and consciousness. In the 1960's when easy and effective birth control was first available on a mass scale combined with the near control of most forms of sexually transmitted diseases you could almost hear the proverbial grinding of teeth of religious groups who were almost stripped of their lever of control. Contrasted with the sickening glee they expressed when HIV and AIDS appeared in the 1980's. They could not help themselves as they pointed their fingers and praised God for sending a scourge to punish the homosexuals and the promiscuous.

Praise God for the heathen scientists for discovering that a virtually ignored STD causes cancer. We must use it to add one more layer of shame, guilt, and fear upon our children. To create a vaccine to stop this is the work of the devil for we would rather our mothers, sisters, and daughters die and the very womb of life rot and fester before we see it used for pleasure and reproduction outside of our control.
Amen.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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