[SaneVax: Governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, is still facing criticism for exercising her power of veto last week on a proposed HPV vaccine bill. Considering all of the controversy surrounding the safety, affordability, need and efficacy of HPV vaccines, one has to wonder why all government officials are not taking the same stance. Why are more government officials not getting scientifically proven answers to the outstanding questions prior to instituting taxpayer funded vaccination programs.]
Gary Null & Nancy Ashley – GOV. NIKKI HALEY REJECTS GARDASIL: A MOMENT OF SANITY IN A SEA OF CORPORATE-SPONSORED CONFUSION
Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina, made headlines on Tuesday by vetoing a bill initiated by the Democrats which would provide sixth graders with government-sponsored information encouraging parents to get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for their children as well as one free HPV vaccine for seventh graders. Haley has received a barrage of criticism for her actions, and charges of hypocrisy for having previously sponsored a bill in 2007 that would have mandated the HPV vaccine in South Carolina, even though she ultimately withdrew her backing because the bill did not contain an opt-out provision. While the current bill had broad bipartisan support, Governor Haley rejected it as unnecessary and because it would be a precursor to a vaccine mandate entirely dependent on government funding. More importantly, however, Haley was quoted as saying her previous support of a human papillomavirus vaccine mandate was a mistake: now that she has a 14 year-old daughter she feels differently about “what I am going to do as a parent and what I want for my child.”1
Instead of relying on her own common sense and intuition as a parent to reject Gardasil, all Governor Haley had to do was look at real science, including the results of a study published on June 21, 2012, in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. This study reviewed the claims made by the Programme for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH) – a charity supported by Bill Gates – aggressively advocating the introduction of a government-funded program for HPV vaccine in India, a country which it asserts “has the largest burden of cancer of the cervix of any country worldwide.”2 The Indian government had suspended research on the feasibility and safety of the HPV vaccine in April 2010, after the death of four girls in the two Indian states where HPV research was being carried out. The evidence presented in the Royal Society study refutes the claim that India has a large burden of cervical cancer, and rejects the arguments favoring a government-sponsored HPV vaccination program. Professor Allyson Pollock, one of the study authors, concluded that “HPV vaccine, which is among the most expensive vaccines on the market, is not justified as a health care priority for India.”3
While we support Governor Haley’s courage in standing up for a parent’s right to determine the health care given to their children, which is laudable, we would offer Governor Haley, along with every governor in America, every state and federal legislator, and every pediatrician, pharmacist, and nurse, a reality check. Mandating, or even encouraging or supporting, the human papillomavirus vaccine is tantamount to promoting a public health fraud, and intentionally and with malice aforethought, placing millions of young girls’ and boys’ lives at risk for debilitating injury, including death.
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