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Study Debunks Religious-Right Claim That HPV Vaccine Will Lead to Teen Promiscuity

Ever since drug-makers announced the availability of a vaccine against the sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical and other forms of cancer, religious-righters have shrieked that the shot will turn girls practically into harlots. In 2007, for example, Texas Eagle Forum President Cathie Adams sharply criticized Gov. Rick Perry for issuing an executive order […]

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South Carolina Governor Vetoes HPV Vaccine Bill

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has vetoed a bill that would have provided the HPV vaccine free to the state’s seventh-graders after opponents said the measure would sexualize girls at a young age. South Carolina lawmakers had passed the bill by large bipartisan majorities in the state House and Senate. Moreover, Haley had co-sponsored a […]

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