The House voted down 44-51 a bill that would have set a goal to increase HPV vaccination rates among Indiana teenagers.
The opposition seems to be a mix of anti-vaxxer and pro-abstinence sentiment. Research suggests that the vaccine isn’t any more dangerous than vaccines generally and that getting the vaccine doesn’t increase sexual activity.
Why would we want to protect future generations? Wait…what?
The most non-deleterious strains are painful. The others cause, oh… cancer! A ridiculous minority prevents us from even setting a higher bar on our attempt… I agree with jharp. Shameful.