By Henry Makow Ph.D.
The Harper government has allocated $300 million to vaccinate thousands of girls as young as age nine against a sexually transmitted disease, human papillomavirus (HPV), which occasionally causes cervical cancer.
The vaccine (Gardasil) only works on girls with no sexual experience. So instead of teaching these children that it is degrading and dangerous to be promiscuous, the government is inoculating them as though they were going to become prostitutes.
And instead of selling these girls, the politicians are taking their cut up front, from big pharma, all in the name of protecting "public health."
This is the shape of socialism today: enriching corporations by drugging the population.
In an interview with CBC-TV, a representative of Merck-Frosst, the maker of the vaccine, admitted that lobbying is how pharma business is done in Canada, where medicine is socialized.
The 15 minute TV-Report, which can be viewed here, says that this is the only case of government-mandated mass vaccination in the world. The last time the Canadian government took such drastic action was during a polio outbreak in the 1950's.
But there is no epidemic of cervical cancer now. In fact, it doesn’t even rank in the top 10 cancers affecting Canadian women. Whereas 400 women die of cervical cancer each year, over 5000 die of breast cancer.
At the same time, society is giving children the message that being "sexually active" is part of "becoming a woman." In the TV Report, a mother just laughs when her 13-year-old daughter announces her attention to become "sexually active" at age 16.
At best, this vaccination campaign is a boondoggle for Merck. At worst it could have many negative side effects.
A report for the Women's Health Network by a McGill University epidemiologist calls the program "premature and could possibly have unintended negative consequences for individuals and for society as a whole."
While as many as 50% of women get some form of HPV over their lifetime, the report says most of these do not result in cervical cancer and can be cured. "Most HPV infections are cleared spontaneously. Recent research using available molecular detection technologies suggests that clearance occurs within one year for about 70 per cent of those infected, and within two years for 90 per cent. Thus, HPV infection and cervical cancer must not be conflated: most women who are infected with even a 'high-risk' strain of HPV will not develop cervical cancer."
The report also states that clinical trials were insufficient to test the efficacy of the vaccine since the subjects were too young to be exposed to HPV.
During the last six months of 2006, the (US) National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) got 385 reports of adverse reactions to Gardasil.
"There are twice as many children collapsing and four times as many children experiencing tingling, numbness and loss of sensation after getting a GARDASIL vaccination compared to those getting a Tdap (tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis) vaccination.
There have been reports of facial paralysis and Guillain-Barre Syndrome. And doctors who give GARDASIL in combination with other vaccines are basically conducting an experiment on their young patients because Merck has not published any safety data for simultaneous vaccination with any vaccine except hepatitis B vaccine."
Next week in Toronto alone 40,000 young girls and their parents will be pressured to allow an inoculation for a sexually transmitted disease. The reason for the pressure is that three injections are required over a six months period i.e. the school year.
"My 12 year old daughter is facing this decision -- her Dr. has suggested we vaccinate her right away." A mother posted on the CBC-TV web site. "I am NOT a sceptical person by any means but something about this whole campaign makes me very nervous. "
The unstated, and outrageous assumption behind this vaccination campaign is that promiscuity is the norm. Human papilloma virus will not be transferred if people are selective and monogamous. These girls have never had sex. Many will not have sex for years. Most will not be promiscuous and will not need this vaccine.
The other assumption is that sex is a necessary form of recreation, release and status divorced from courtship, love, marriage and procreation. On the contrary, a girl's healthy psychological development is based on making sex the essential part of her natural life cycle which will see her become a wife and mother.
The current Canadian government pretends to be socially conservative and espouse "family values."
Surely it would be less hypocritical to teach these girls that promiscuity doesn’t make them a woman. On the contrary, it ruins their chances of fulfillment by undermining their ability to bond permanently with a future husband.
Contrary to feminist ideology, women are fulfilled as wives and mothers. Thus they should consecrate themselves sexually for future husband or potential mates.
A young woman shouldn’t need more than a couple of long term relationships before she finds the right one. She doesn’t need to protect herself like a prostitute would. On the other hand, the politicians could use a good dose of Gardasil.
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