Skip to comments.The HPV Vaccine: Government Mandates and Parental Rights
Posted on 11/01/2007 11:02:48 AM PDT by vadum
Parents believe they have the right to decide what medical treatments are best for their children. But state lawmakers think otherwise because of a disease that has become both a feminist and a public health cause celebre. Across America lawmakers want to compel young girls to be inoculated against human papillomavirus (HPV) years before most become sexually active because there is a chance it can cause cervical cancer. Is replacing parental judgment with mandates by lawmakers and courts good for society?......
Legislators in at least 41 states and the District of Columbia have introduced legislation to require, fund or educate the public about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. At least 17 states have enacted various HPV measures. The D.C. city council approved an HPV vaccine mandate in April, but council members who took office after the bill was approved are trying to repeal it......
Some conservatives and parents rights groups say requiring the vaccine will encourage premarital sex. Moira Gaul of the Family Research Council said her group opposes HPV mandates because parents have an inherent right to be the primary educator and decision maker regarding their childrens health, we would oppose any measures to legally require vaccination or to coerce parents into authorizing it. Because the cancer causing strains of HPV are not transmitted through casual contact, there is no justification for any vaccination mandate as a condition of public school attendance.......
State legislatures continue to consider mandatory HPV vaccination bills that intrude on parental rights. Mercks lobbying efforts are a big part of that campaign. But last February after news reports that Merck was funneling money to an organization called Women in Government (WIG) to serve as the principal advocate for the legislation, the company publicly announced that it would no longer advocate for the mandate......
(Excerpt) Read more at capitalresearch.org ...
Will the politicians admit they are in this for the stock they have bought
before forcing it on children without informed consent?
"Among the other donors to WIG are the Annie E. Casey Foundation ($319,001 from 2002 to 2005), the Joyce Foundation ($18,000 in 2005), and the Open Society Institute ($22,809 in 2005), which was created by liberal philanthropist George Soros."
"Judicial Watch said it obtained documents from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration under the Freedom of Information Act detailing the new 1,824 cases.
Those cases include as many as eight deaths related to the vaccine, on top of the three deaths reported earlier among 1,637 earlier reports of adverse effects."It is hard for me to understand, but they are giving this junk to PREGNANT women:
...The flood of adverse reactions during 2007 reported to the FDA through the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, included 347 serious reactions.
"Of the 77 women who received the vaccine while pregnant, 33 experienced side effects ranging from spontaneous abortion to fetal abnormities. Other serious side effects continue to be reported including, paralysis, Bells Palsy, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, and seizures," Judicial Watch said.
And these numbers may not even include all the cases, Judicial Watch said. It filed a lawsuit this week against the FDA for failing to fully respond to its requests for information involving the vaccine.
Specifically Judicial Watch wanted access to correspondence between Merck and the FDA regarding the vaccine, communications between the FDA and GlaxoSmithKline, which is working on a similar vaccine, called Cervarix, and reports by consumers, health professionals and others regarding problems with the HPV vaccine.
When the organization's investigation into the HPV vaccine issue arose, and the first reports starting coming in, Fitton described it as "a catalog of horrors."
One earlier report, No. 275438-1, describes the reaction as coronary artery thrombosis, sudden cardiac death. "Given Gardasil vaccine dose #1 3/12/07. Collapsed and died on 3/26/07 Echocardiogram revealed very enlarged right ventricle, small left ventricle as well as large blood clots within both the right atrium & right ventricle."
Another report noted that the woman was vaccinated and "died of a blood clot 8 hours after getting the Gardasil vaccine."
Officials with the Abstinence Clearinghouse noted in a position paper that groups including the Texas Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, and the American Academy of Environmental Medicine have come out publicly against mandatory vaccination.
"The reasoning of these medical associations is clear. They are not opposed to medical progress, and certainly support all efforts to combat life-threatening diseases. The problem, as these organizations see it, lies in the fact that the drug only went through three and a half years of testing, leaving the medical community somewhat in the dark as to what serious adverse effects might result in the long term," the group said.
"Along with the potential of serious adverse effects is the question of efficacy. There is evidence that after approximately four years, the vaccine's potency significantly declines. The long-term value of the vaccine has yet to be determined; if it wears off within six years, will girls and women need to repeat the battery of injections they originally received?" the organization wondered.
Michigan was the first state to introduce a plan to require the vaccine to be given to young girls, but the proposal failed. Ohio also considered a failed plan in 2006.
Then in 2007, after Merck's aggressive lobbying campaign and contributions to Women in Government, lawmakers in at least 39 states and the District of Columbia worked on sponsoring such plans."Oh, the wheels of government just roll with the grease from Big Pharma!!! How many young innocent girls will get squashed as that freight train rolls along??? We are at eight....and counting..... Go Merck GO!!! With one of the biggest, most expensive, rollouts in history....this guardasil could easily be called GIRLSweKILL. Hey Politicians....does anybody give a rodents behind that innocent young women are being murdered by yet another bogus pharmaceutical product that they moved heaven and earth to FORCE us parents to give to our children??? The FREE market means that consumers are FREE to purchase those products and services they believe will help and heal children, not kill or permanently maim them with government nannies waiting in the wings to bully them into it. Hey Merck, take you dope and shove it where the sun don't shine. Jenny Hatch
“Because the cancer causing strains of HPV are not transmitted through casual contact, there is no justification for any vaccination mandate as a condition of public school attendance.”
Check out this story:
That’s called bribery. It is a serious felony, but the DOJ refuses to prosecute.
You do the Natural Family blog? I’ve seen it recommended on several other sites I visit - La Leche, The Babywearer, and MDC.
Very cool. Sorry to read you won’t be doing it anymore. But I’ve it bookmarked now and can at least go back and read some archived stuff.
According to the Gardasil package insert, vaccination is expressly contraindicated during pregnancy. The manufactur has said all along not to vaccinate pregnant women.
There have been multiple clinical studies of Gardasil published in the peer-reviewed medical literature. They involve many thousands of women. None of them have shown any significant negative side effects. All these stories about deaths, etc. have been anectodal reports in the MSM. None, to my knowledge, have been confirmed.
VAERS reports related to Gardasil:
“Since the licensure of Gardasil, more than 7 million doses of vaccine have been distributed. As of June 30, 2007, VAERS had received a total of 2531 reports. Nearly 95% of the reports received to date have been classified as non-serious. The number of serious adverse events reported is less then 6% of the total number of reports received. In comparison, the overall average in VAERS for any serious adverse event ranges from 10% - 15%; thus, the percentage of serious reports for Gardasil are less than half of the overall average.”
There have been some adverse reactions, but far fewer than reported for other vaccines. I don’t support manditory vaccination, and obviously this isn’t a good idea for pregnant women. I do think it is safe for the rest of the population. All vaccines and medications have risks, and as cold-hearted as it sounds, there is a level of risk that is considered acceptable. Gardisil is much lower than that level according to the CDC.
That should have it’s own thread.
I’m glad I’m not the only one on these Gardasil threads that cites clinical data, not just MSM scare stories and questionable websites.
George Soros? That is all you need to know!
And if a booster is required for these 11-15 year olds in 5 years, they will be 16-21. Much more likely to be of accidental childbearing age.
Given the fetal abnormalities, how long will it be before someone brings forth a Gardasil baby?
And the vaccine only protects against the 70% of viruses that cause cervical cancer. If you get cervical cancer after the vaccine, how do you prove its from the 30% they don’t cover or from viral infection before the vaccine (which it doesn’t protect against)?
The vaccine is so limited in scope and duration alone, I wouldn’t give it to my children. The fact that it now kills is a clincher.
That’s exactly what I thought. That scum bag has his filthy hands into everything.
It is being pushed on young women in my state.
Virologists first began the study of cervical cancer (CC) in the early 1900’s when an Italian doctor conducted a survey and discovered that CC was more often found among married women than among nuns.
Eager to make a scientific connection between the results of the survey and the disease they quickly postulated that sexual activity was the primary risk factor. Although many sexually transmitted bacteria and protozoans were proposed as causative factors in the disease, it wasn’t until 1966, when virologists, following the isolation of the Epstein-Barr virus
(a strain of the ubiquitous herpes virus), suggested, based on a laboratory study, that a higher percentage of CC patients had previously been infected by the herpes virus than had women without the tumor.
This revelation was quickly followed by the elucidation of both the herpes simplex type 1 virus which causes sores around the mouth; and type 2 which causes sores in the genital area - including the cervix. Virologists quickly proposed that type 2 was the cause of CC,... a supposition that was eventually proven wrong.
Yet this conjecture led to the concept of a “latent” virus which eventually became the key support for the theory that HPV caused CC.
In order to explain how a cervical tumor would appear years after exposure to the herpes simplex type 2 virus, scientists constructed a “new” hypothesis: that is to say that during the primary infection when millions of cells were killed an occasional virus would mistakenly mix with a cell’s DNA (thereby becoming
impotent in the process) mutating the genetic code of a few surviving cells which would eventually grow into a tumor years later.
Unfortunately, for the proponents of this theory, further research demonstrated that approximately 85 % of all American adults have been infected by the herpes virus, many without any outward symptoms,
including millions of women without any hint of CC. Additionally, many women with CC were found to mhave never been infected by the herpes virus.
Even in those women with CC and a history of herpes, the viral fragments left over in the tumor cells were different and inactive indicating that NO particular part of the herpes virus was or could be responsible.
Virologists, however, never allowed these facts to discourage them. In 1983 they proposed a NEW hypothesis; that is to say that the herpes virus was a “hit-and-run” virus which briefly infected the cervix, then mysteriously
vanished never to be seen again. The hypothesis, although ridiculous, actually lasted into the early 1990’s when they quietly retreated from the herpes virus hypothesis altogether.
In 1977, a German herpes virologist, Harald zur Hausen, proposed another virus as the causative factor in the development of CC, the human papilloma virus. He based this on the observation that cervical warts
could occasionally turn into full-fledged cancers.
Utilizing new laboratory techniques in the early 1980’s
zur Hausen was able to isolate small broken left-over pieces of the papilloma virus in the tumor cells of some patients.
However, zur Hausen and his virology colleagues soon discovered that more than one-half of the American adult population (therefore, half of the adult women) had been infected by the virus, but only a very few ever
developed CC. zur Hausen’s theory appeared to violate Koch’s first postulate (Koch’s Laws of Infectious Disease) since at least one-third of all
women with cervical cancer never developed CC. The remaining two-thirds are infected with over a dozen different strains of HPV.
The human papilloma virus tends to infect younger, more sexually active women with an average age of approximately 20 years. CC on the other hand is a disease afflicting older women usually detected between
the ages of 40-70 years. Based on these observations zur Hausen calculated a highly improbable “latency” period of between 20 to 50 years. Additionally, the HPV virus does not reactivate when a tumor appears.
zur Hausen postulated that HPV caused a genetic mutation which eventually produced the tumor. But each leftover piece of the virus caused different irrelevant mutations. In addition, cervical cancer grows from one
single cell which begs the question of why millions of other infected cervical cells never develop into tumors.
HPV causes papillomas (genital warts) on young, sexually active adults. The warts are not malignant and may appear or disappear almost overnight. They typically disappear spontaneously as a result of antiviral immunity.
But cancers, especially solid tumors, usually develop more slowly over time. CC begins as a benign hyperplasia. Most hyperplasias regress and disappear, but occasionally one may develop into a dysplasia, or a larger growth of
abnormal cells. In certain instances a dysplasia may develop into a neoplasia, or cancer. A small percentage of these neoplasias will become malignant and develop into cervical cancer.
It has been proposed that dysplasias may actually encourage the growth of HPV. It is interesting to note that equal numbers of men and women have genital warts, yet penile cancer in men is exceedingly rare.
A cancer virus that infects both men and women equally should produce equal numbers of tumors.
It is thought that the rampant use of oral hormonal contraceptives by females, as well as the documented increase in female smokers, may be factors influencing the development of CC. Oral contraceptives contain
powerful sex steroids that have direct effects upon the function of cervical cells, and may explain the superficial “correlation between CC and the number of sexual contacts a woman has had. Since men do NOT use oral contraceptives it may explain the rarity of penile cancer. Finally, CC is
The study by Merck & Co., Inc., evaluated women between the ages of 9-26 years. Although it is not unheard of that a young woman is diagnosed with CC, it is rare. One would not expect to find women in this age
population developing CC. I am not aware of any valid study which proves conclusively that HPV causes CC.
So, as a parent, if you are worried about your daughter developing genital warts, by all means get the shots. I would not, however, make the assumption at this time that the vaccine will prevent her from eventually developing CC.
Perhaps waiting for further scientific data on efficacy and safety would be prudent. It is, however, the responsibility of each parent to understand and evaluate the risks and rewards with the vaccine.
Why look at actual data.
It is clear that George Soros supports this vaccine, to encourage young women to have promiscuous sex. You see, he donated to a foundation, which in turn supports a lobbying group. And, that group has been hired by Merck to solicit congressional support for requiring school age girls to be vaccinated. And, even in the one state that has actually required the vaccination, parents are entitled to opt out of the vaccine. Clearly, George Soros is forcing girls who would otherwise remain virgins to become sexually active or even worse he is killing them./s
Data isn’t nearly this much fun. And, for the record, I don’t support requiring this vaccination for all girls. I did get the vaccination for my daughters though.