Volume > Issue > Note List > 'Just Say No'

‘Just Say No’

You not doubt heard that the Food and Drug Administration has approved a new vaccine for cervical cancer, a sexually transmitted disease, for girls and women. Girls are to be given the shot at around age 11.

Mary DeTurris Poust, who writes regularly for the modcon Our Sunday Visitor (OSV), has a column in OSV (July 30) that approved of the shot. She says, “More than 9,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer this year, and 3,700 in the United States will die from it. As the mother of two daughters, I, for one, want to protect them from becoming one of those unfortunate statistics….”

My, DeTurris Poust is a worrywart. Only 9,000 women and girls get cervical cancer in a year. There are about 150,000,000 women and girls in the U.S.

Enjoyed reading this?

READ MORE! REGISTER TODAY

SUBSCRIBE

You May Also Enjoy

Unilateral Nuclear Disarmament & Being 'Squeezed Out Like a Lemon'

“It is suffering, more than anything else, which clears the way for the grace which…

The Spirit of Humanae Vitae

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae, which, in…

Conveying the Message of Humanae Vitae to the People of Today

Church doctrine regarding contraception is one of the least understood and accepted parts of her conjugal and sexual ethics.