Vaccinating All Teenage Girls In America
- By Sam George
- Published 04/12/2007
Sam George is the Executive Director of PARIVAR International - a non-profit initiative to address the needs of youth and families of Asian Indian origin in North America and to the Asian Indian community worldwide. Parivar means family in many Indian languages. Sam George also serves as one of the founding directors of Urban India Ministries
www.UrbanIndia.org Sam George and his wife, Mary have spoken at premarital and family events in many countries. They are parents of two boys and make their home in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Sam is the author of the book “Understanding the Coconut Generation: Ministry to the Americanized Asian Indians." Check out this website www.CoconutGeneration.com Coconut (brown on the outside, white on the inside) is a metaphor for the Americanized Asian Indians. Sam George can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Some say this vaccination could save our teens from getting cervical cancer, so why not just everyone take the shots. Nobody is talking about how transmission happens and how this could provide license for young people to indulge in pre-marital sexual activities.
If you dig deeper, one can learn that this vaccination against human pappilloma virus (HPV) can prevent cervical cancer in only 70% of cases. This does not guarantee against other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or even deadly HIV/AIDS. But what this campaign is creating a perception among young people is that they are now protected against all diseases from sexual contact. One less reason to remain sexually pure.
The pharma lobby groups, lawmakers and elected official are once again encroaching into how children need to be raised. They overriding parental authority - much like what abortion without parental notification and birth control pills have done, increasing promiscuity. How can they make such things mandatory for all without consulting what parents think about such things?
Some popular argument stemming from secular worldview is that, kids anyway are going to engage in sex. So how can we keep them from contracting deadly diseases or getting pregnant?
Even if this vaccination eradicates cervical cancer in America, who can save this nation from emotional trauma and lifelong regrets associated with promiscous behaviors. There is no vaccinations against them. Sexual abstinence before marriage and marital faithfulness within marriage are more sure ways to avoid all STDs and building strong marriages.