Skip to comments.Girl Rejects Gardasil, Loses Path to Citizenship
Posted on 09/14/2009 8:38:06 AM PDT by nickcarraway
Teen Asks Why She Should Take Vaccine If She is Not Having Sex, Worries About Dangers Born in Britain in 1992, Simone Davis got off to a rough start in life. Her biological mother abandoned her as a baby, and her father couldn't care for her.
At 3, Simone was adopted by her paternal grandmother, Jean Davis, who married an American in 2000 and moved them to Port St. Joe, Fla.
But because the adoption was not recognized in the United States, Davis embarked on a near-decade quest to get Simone U.S. citizenship.
Now 17 and an aspiring elementary school teacher and devout Christian, Simone has only one thing standing in the way of her goal -- the controversial vaccine Gardasil.
Immigration law mandates that Simone get the vaccine to protect against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus, which has been linked to cervical cancer.
But Simone, who has taken a virginity pledge and is not sexually active, doesn't see why she should have to take the vaccine, especially since it's been under fire recently regarding its safety .
And none of her American classmates is mandated by law to be vaccinated.
"I am only 17 years old and planning to go to college and not have sex anytime soon," said Simone. "There is no chance of getting cervical cancer, so there's no point in getting the shot."
Since 2008, the government has required that female immigrants between the ages of 11 through 26 applying for permanent resident or refugee status receive Gardasil, which was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2006.
Simone and her adoptive mother she still calls "Nanny" sought a waiver for moral and religious reasons and were recently rejected by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
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Yes, but your post said it was for “every foreign-born woman”, which it isn’t. Anyway, right in the article, it says “Since 2008, the government has required that female immigrants between the ages of 11 through 26 applying for permanent resident or refugee status receive Gardasil, which was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2006.” Therefore, it’s not even just citizenship, but covers permanent residency too.
And preventing people from Cervical Cancer is somehow harmful? What 'good' does Cancer serve?
Would you be opposed to a mouthwash that prevents tooth decay as well? I don't feel that having my teeth rot out is in anyway contributing to the 'human good'. This is simply a byproduct of living in a country with the great capabilities of growth in medical science. BTW, the mouthwash is now available in England - and if there is a country on the face of the planet that needs this, it's England. But, next time I'm in London, I'm gonna get a shot of this.
Will this become mandated by law? No, because rottent teeth are typically not life threatening. However, Cervical Cancer is very much a life threatening illness. If we can prevent it, don't we have a duty to do so?
“Immigration law mandates that Simone get the vaccine to protect against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus, which has been linked to cervical cancer.”
But millions of illegal alien border jumping squaters can crawl over the southern border with every manner of disease and never be questioned, only offered Amnesty!????
What a load of crappola.
“I am for enforcing the law, too. this is BAD LAW. I wonder if any other countries force their immigrants to have this unproven vaccine.”
WHERE is the law that says a young female immigrant is required to have this drug????
So, we are either a country of laws, or we are not. Wanna be a citizen? Follow the law, if you don't want the shot, please pack your bags and don't let the door hit you on the way out.
I would venture to say that the sentence in the article is incorrect. I doubt that any legislation has been passed that mandated the vaccine, but rather unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats at the CDC have imposed a regulation that the unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats at the INS are enforcing. Find a statute passed by congress that mandates Gardasil, and I will reluctantly agree with your point and at the same time argue that the law should be challenged under Roe v Wade. Otherwise, I would argue that the unelected bureaucrats are grossly exceeding their authority in this case.
When Obama is eventually impeached for fraud/sedition or what have you, it might be prudent for the taxpayers to buy him a tiny little island off the coast of Indonesia.............
“But millions of illegal alien border jumping squaters can crawl over the southern border with every manner of disease and never be questioned, only offered Amnesty!????”
Illegals are bringing back diseases we got rid of 50 years ago.
Maybe she's REALLY ugly.
First off this is a vaccine, not a drug.
From the article "Immigration law mandates that Simone get the vaccine to protect against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus, which has been linked to cervical cancer. "
HPV isn't exactly a plague wreaking havoc on us. There are other ways of avoiding HPV that have fewer side effects, and also do not expose you to risks of the other viruses and diseases that you become exposed to by engaging in the risk behaviors that exposed you to HPV in the first place.
But people who have swallowed the "one less" campaign, and think that taking Gardasil gives them a license to have promiscuous sex without consequences can then contract one of the forms of HPV that Gardasil does not prevent (or one of many other STDs that Gardasil does not prevent)
Yes, call Glenn Beck.
I am sure he can fix it.
I’m in the industry and would NEVER go for my kid getting this vaccine NOR the swine flu shot. Some healthy, young women are reporting heart related issues after taking it and as far as the H1N1 shot, were looking at neurological symptoms such as with the Gulf War Syndrome that the govt. still claims doesn’t exist. Nope, nuh-uh...
Why should she have to take a vaccine to be a citizen, for a disease that, even if she gets it, she can’t spread except by voluntary participation of others?
And why should she lose a chance at citizenship when Andrew Sullivan was caught smoking pot and had his case dropped so he wouldn’t lose his chance at citizenship?
Keep going and you just might do what many others have tried and failed to do lately; pull me straight up out of my mood funk.
I’m trying to figure out when the congress voted to add the HPV vaccination to the requirements for citizenship. Wouldn’t we have noticed an immigration law being passed?
Or is this just a directive from the Obama administration? Or the Bush administration before him?
Im trying to figure out when the congress voted to add the HPV vaccination to the requirements for citizenship. Wouldnt we have noticed an immigration law being passed?
Or is this just a directive from the Obama administration? Or the Bush administration before him?”
Thank you Charles...THAT is my question. I want to see the statute.
We give vaccines to people to protect them.
But we REQUIRE vaccines, NOT to protect the person we force to take the vaccine, but in order to protect the rest of us from an epidemic.
So, since having widespread outbreaks of smallpox would be dangerous for everybody, we require everybody do get vaccinated.
But HPV will never be an epidemic, because it is not spread by casual contact. Anybody who wants to protect themselves can do so by not having sex, or by having their sex partner get tested before having sex.
And if you pick up the disease, you can’t spread it to another person unless THAT person chooses to have sex with you.
Even HIV, for which we allow people with the disease to freely roam our public schools (unlike smallpox, malaria, or TB — for which we always send the infected home), can be spread through several other methods of contact that are more casual than sex.
There is NO public policy reason to require the vaccination. Requiring the vaccine simply because people aren’t smart enough to take it voluntarily is wrong.
Another thing....AIDS patients have managed to get restrictions against them on immigration lifted!
But this girl has to have a guardisil shot????
“AIDS Action Council commends Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on todays publication in the Federal Register of a proposed rule to remove HIV infection as grounds for denying entry to the United States by visitors and immigrants. The draft rule also removes HIV testing from the scope of any required medical examinations for visa applicants and immigrants.”
Based on the ability of reporters to get their facts straight and even understand the definition of law, I'd bet that the sentence from the article is incorrect. Bureacratic regulations are not law - even though the uninformed tend to simply accept them as such. If congress did in fact statutorily add this requirement to immigration law, it is almost certainly unconstitutional.
Not from HPV unless you are conducting orgies in that classroom.
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