Bishop Bans HPV Vaccine in Catholic School, Because Cancer Prevention Turns Girls into Sluts
One would think that out of all the things in this great spinning, swirling, Shake Weighting world of ours, cancer prevention would be the one cause that everyone — no matter what funny hat they think God told them to wear — could get behind. But one dogged Canadian Bishop has bravely gone against the grain, fighting cervical cancer prevention for women by banning HPV vaccines for female students at Calgary Catholic schools on the grounds that protecting girls against cervical cancer will lead to promiscuity.
A little background: Some Canadian provinces provide grants to schools so that girls enrolled can receive the Gardasil vaccine for free on school grounds. But religious schools have been resistant to include girls enrolled there in the program, especially in Alberta. When the program was announced in 2008, school officials in Calgary sent information on the vaccine home to parents along with a strongly worded letter from brave pro-cancer Bishop Frederick Henry and five of his non-cervix possessing cronies, who warned parents that immunizing girls from the virus that leads to cervical cancer would expose their children to “counterproductive influences and potential abuse.”