Planned Parenthood is circulating another commentary that is apparently appealing to many newspaper editors, including Palm Springs’ own Desert Sun. Entitled “Parents and teens should learn about HPV,” the message is both old news and—at the same time—viral in its own right. By viral, I mean an attitudinal infection that spreads throughout the culture, tainting anyone who bows to its tempting siren call of setting aside common sense in favor of sexual pleasure. You’ll see what I mean shortly.
Human papillomavirus is a viral infection. HealthCentral.com's health encyclopedia defines it as follows: "A virus that is the cause of common warts of the hands and feet, as well as of lesions of the mucous membranes of the oral, anal and genital cavities. HPV genital infection is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases."
How does one contract a sexually transmitted disease? STDs are transmitted through sexual contact.
Now that we are all on the same page, let’s see what Planned Parenthood says: “If you could give your teenage daughter a vaccination that would prevent her from contracting a sexually transmitted disease that could lead to cancer, would you do it?”
The opening salvo automatically assumes two things about the parent or teen that picks up the paper and reads this article. One, the parent really doesn’t have a concern about whether or not his daughter is sexually active, as long as he can assure her safety by getting her vaccinated. Two, the parent is worried that his sexually active daughter could wind up with cancer, which would be tragic, and so it is but another reason to run right down to the clinic with his daughter and get this shot.
But if you are a parent who doesn’t want to think about this, Planned Parenthood is here to assure you that, even though you don’t want to believe that your daughter would ever engage in sexual activity, “most will eventually.” Not only that, but Planned Parenthood wants you to know that since their first assumption about your little girl is correct, you should understand that “the odds are good [she] will contract human papillomavirus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 80 percent of women will contract HPV by age 50.”
Now they’ve got you on the edge of your seat, and you are really worried. What to do?
Well, don’t worry, because this vaccine is going to take care of everything. As a matter of fact, Planned Parenthood explains that the vaccine, Gardasil, is effective against the strains of HPV that most often lead to cancer. And all you have to pay for this insurance policy on your sexually promiscuous daughter is $165 per vaccination. And yes, that’s times three because your daughter will need three shots.
Planned Parenthood also wants you to know that the vaccine has come under attack by—you guessed it—those damnable “conservatives who contend it encourages promiscuity.”
But your friends at Planned Parenthood want to assure you of one thing: “Obviously, we’re not giving the shot to a 16-year-old and telling them to go out and have sex. It’s not even about becoming sexually active now. You are really vaccinating them against their future.”
Isn’t that special? No, not really. We’ve got news for you, Mr. or Mrs. Parent, so listen up.
Let’s start with the story of Simone Davis, a 17-year-old girl whose paternal grandmother, Jean Davis, fought to get parental rights so that she could raise her granddaughter in a loving home environment. Simone had gotten off to a pretty rough start in her life, and her grandmother reached out to do what she could, even choosing to become Simone’s guardian.
Simone was born in England, and now that she is considering going to college, her grandmother is working to help her get American citizenship, which might sound like a very simple activity. Not so, if Simone does not receive the Gardasil vaccine!
As ABC News reports,
The 1996 Immigration and Naturalization Act requires girls and women within a specified age group to receive the vaccination against certain specified diseases "and any other vaccinations recommended by the CDC's Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices. [sic]
Gardasil was added to the list of vaccines in 2008.
Thank God, Simone’s grandmother is not taking this lying down, nor is she buying the Planned Parenthood viral venom.
"My choice to make an informed decision for the health of my child has been taken away," she told ABCNews.com. "I have been like a crazy woman, I have been so upset about this. I am really in a panic."
"How can they call this America, the land of the free?" she asked. "Where are my parental rights?"
If you want to hear more from this feisty grandma, you can listen to an interview with Jean Davis on Catholic Radio International.
But that’s just the beginning of the Gardasil horror stories. WebMD reported in April of this year,
Girls and women who receive the Gardasil vaccine to prevent cervical cancer may be at increased risk of a rare but serious disorder of the nervous system in the first few weeks after getting their shots, researchers report.
Overall, the vaccine does not raise the odds of developing Guillain-Barre syndrome, a disorder of the peripheral nervous system, says Nizar Souayah, MD, of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark.
“But there is clear evidence from our database of an increased incidence of Guillain-Barre syndrome in the first six weeks, especially the first two weeks, after vaccination,” he tells WebMD.
Cynthia Janak, a business owner, researcher, journalist and concerned American, took a very close look at Gardasil. She examined several clinical studies prior to writing “The Pandemic of Harm.” While we do not have the space to quote her findings at length, I would tell anyone with sincere concerns for their children or grandchildren to read every word of this woman’s exhaustive examination of the facts that have been published in prestigious scientific and medical journals. Janak has done her homework.
Her article presents the precise findings of several studies as well as the links to each study and the charts published in the scientific and medical journals she cites.
One of the most significant comments Janak makes is this comparison between the reaction to the H1N1 virus and the adverse effects of HPV vaccines:
Another thing I am going to bring to your attention is that with the Gardasil vaccine we have over 15,000 adverse events reported to VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) with over 47 deaths and this does not even cause the FDA or the CDC to raise an eyebrow and suspend this vaccine. But let a child in Texas die and two children in California get sick from the flu in April and now you have a pandemic and a national emergency and everyone will need to be vaccinated in the fall.
You have, as of July, 9,967 confirmed cases in Europe and 4 deaths and everyone is frantic about the [H1N1] pandemic, but what about the pandemic of harm the HPV vaccines are causing? You have the HPV vaccines causing harm to young women around the world and that is okay. No one is going to do anything.
This is indeed a central concern of mine as well. On one level, we have the health questions that nobody is answering. There’s too much money at stake and too many political types pressuring for more of the same from the likes of Planned Parenthood and their allies.
On another level, we find a total abrogation of responsibility by the very people who should be living, breathing virtuous examples for young people.
I have to ask, how many teenagers have died from chastity? How many have been institutionalized for drug abuse because they saved themselves until marriage? How many have had to go into therapy because their self-esteem was high and their desire for promiscuous activity low?
Planned Parenthood is not only barking up the wrong tree, it and its fellow sex advocates are destroying souls, debilitating perfectly healthy young people, killing preborn babies and making a literal killing. Take a look at their profit margin sometime!
The ideology of death is viral. We must strive to correct this course by infusing the antidote of moral principle into the public discourse at every opportunity.
P.S. Look for a complete, in-depth report on the Gardasil vaccine and its harmful side effects, with even more information from Cynthia Janak, in the next issue of Celebrate Life magazine.