By Camille Giglio
Sunday, July 10, 2011. Did your newspaper carry a full page ad for Gardasil today? Mine did and I’m so annoyed. (Contra Costa Times, member, Bay Area News Group) Please send me back an email and tell me if you saw an ad, any size ad, in your paper promoting Gardasil for boys and girls- firstname.lastname@example.org.
California bill, AB 499 , Minors: Medical Care; Consent, was well on its way to the Governor’s desk, it had one more senate floor vote to go when it suddenly got sent back to the Senate Appropriations Committee ostensibly because it was too expensive.
Some legislators, we thought, finally woke up to the realization that these shots, administered to minors 9 years to age 18 without parental consent or knowledge, administered in a series of three shots over 6 months time, costing upwards of a total of$500.00 were too expensive.
We also thought maybe the legislators wised-up to the fact that since the bill forbade parental involvement the departments of education and health care could get sued by parents whose daughters and sons were injured by these chemical injections.
Today, when I opened my newspaper, there, on the page next to the editorials was a full page ad written in glowing terms and paid for by the Merck Pharmaceutical company that manufactures this so-called protection from HPV.
Now, we know the reason they pulled back the bill.
It was going to die on the floor of the senate. Placing Ads in newspapers selling the public on the beneficial effects of injecting your children with their experimental drugs is their way of lobbying you to demand support of passage of this bill and any others like it now in the state legislature.