Yesterday, the State Journal-Register's editorial board chimed in their support for the HPV vaccine and blasted HPV vaccine opponents as using "puritanical politics."
I suppose that's supposed to be an insult. . .
The opponents demanding Halvorson’s sexual history want to paint her as responsible for contracting a virus that is spread through sexual contact. They want to make the case that this vaccine is not needed if we all just “behave” and stay “pure.” Such an implication is disgusting and dangerous.
It went on . . .
An effective vaccine for a virus most of us will contract is now available. Would we be arguing against this vaccine if the disease were polio or whooping cough? Women should not die, or suffer other maladies, due to puritanical politics.
Forgive me if this is confusing, but it is. Who could ever take seriously an editorial board that mocks high ethical standards? This editorial must be a spoof. There's simply no other explanation.