There are times when I want to be ecumenical and look for some sliver of good and honor from the conservative Christianity in this country. Then, I remember that they want my daughter, and 5,000 other people a year, to die of cervical cancer.
Well, at any rate, they want the same thing. They want to block a 100% effective vaccine against the main cause of cervical cancer, HPV, because they think it will discourage their abstinence only campaign. HPV, which causes most cervical cancer, is one of the only sexually transmitted infectious agents not stopped by condoms. Thus, the HPV threat has been the rallying cry of abstinence only advocates for years. A vaccine eliminates that boogeyman. And, they think that having an argument to prevent girls from having sex is more important the stopping them from dying. If conservative Christians are right that there is a God, and that there is a Hell, they deserve to spend eternity in that Hell for the evil they do.