by Lee Newcom
I am the father of two girls in their early teens. They will be required, under bills being pushed by Rep. Naomi Jakobsson (D-Champaign) and Senator Debbie Halvorson (D-Crete) and Senate President Emil Jones (D-Chicago), to get the new HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) vaccine. This new intrusion into our family is being pushed by the profit motive of a large drug company with the willing complicity of politicians committed to the radical new world of boundary free sexual activity for children.
For those of you who have not kept up with this, this bill will mandate all 9-11 year old girls get a very expensive vaccine (about $500 for the series), purported to protect against about 70% of the stains of the sexually transmitted HPV virus. The vaccine is supposed to last about 5 years, meaning they are contemplating most Illinois girls will be sexually active by 14 or 15 years old.
There is dubious scientific evidence of how this will protect them, most cervical cancer deaths are in older women and therefore it will take 20-30 years to see how it works (oh but it wears off in 5 years, so, um, well let's see, I just don't get the math here). There is no attempt to tell girls that HPV is preventable by abstaining from sexual activity until marriage. But hey, who cares about Illinois girls anyway, right. There is money to be made!
Why is this being pushed? It seems my daughters are to be medically experimented on for two important public policy reasons: 1) to help a drug company recoup it's astronomical development costs for this vaccine (reportedly in the billions), and 2) once a drug becomes mandated by the state the drug company can no longer be sued for the damage it may cause. So officials of the Illinois government need to mandate this for the benefit of a drug company!
So Senator Jones I have a question for you: Are you willing to take my kids away and put them into foster homes and put me in jail because I believe what you are doing is wrong and we should not easily sell our children out to this fascist agenda? Oh my goodness, I used the word "fascist." Do you know what fascism is? It is the combining of the state with business interests. This is truly that. A large drug company using the state to mandate purchase of it's very expensive product just to protect itself financially and to hell with my family and my daughters. I am not real interested in sounding conciliatory about that!
Now lets see, Senator Jones, Senator Halvorson and Rep. Jakobsson are Democrats, and they are supposed to be the ones to protect the little people from the big evil drug and oil companies right? It will be very interesting to track the campaign donations on this one. (Opps, they already have and the drug company gives big!) And the Republicans, are they screaming to high heaven to let the people know about this? Of course not. That might require them to actually be an opposition political party and WE KNOW the Illinois Republicans are NOT an opposition political party. Besides, they need the money too. Ah politics is great when you have a willing complicit press when the agenda fits the brave new world of sex.
What window do I go to to find politicians who really care about protecting my family, instead of their campaign accounts?