The only government-approved vaccine for HPV is Merck’s Gardasil. Balfour received a $500 campaign contribution from the Delaware-based pharmaceutical company in September, according to campaign disclosure reports.
I’m sure when you start digging you’ll find that it’s more than that.
But, frankly, this idiocy is not helpful:
Carolyn Garcia of the Georgia chapter of Americans United for Life said the bill might encourage promiscuity.
“It comes from behavior,” Garcia said of the virus. “It’s a moral issue.”
We should also then ban short skirts and lollipops because they probably have a greater chance of encouraging promiscuity than an HPV shot.
No, the real reasons to oppose the shots are that the drug is controlled by a monopoly vendor, which has been lobbying for the drug via campaign donations and this mandate flies in the face of years of national protocols on required immunizations. Likewise, there are questions still over the long term benefits of the drug, the testing protocols employed to test the drug, etc.
Can’t the right to lifers, of which I consider myself part of the group, come up with better talking points for their self-designated leaders?