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Bill would require HPV shot for girls

I don't believe that the vaccine should be mandatory, but I would strongly suggest that parents and young adults alike should consider this potenially life saving development. The reason behind my statement:

When I attended graduate school at KU I dated a fabulous young woman who was so full of life it was amazing. She graduated in 2002 and moved to Chicago to begin work and her new life. She passed away in August 2006, 9 days before her 26th birthday from a 9 month battle with CERVICAL CANCER. She is now one of the 3,700 women who die each year from this disease.

So, you can gritch and maon all you want about lawmakers, bills, mandatory-this, and madatory-that, but just remember, when your daughters are just beginning their lives do you really want to see them stricken with this horrible disease, knowing da** good and well you could have prevented it earlier in their lives???? I THINK NOT. Do you want your daughter to be #3,701???? I THINK NOT.

Before you "go-off-the-deep-end" regarding this bill, ask yourself one question......., "Is it worth risking your daughter's life NOT to get the vaccine?" I THINK NOT. I wouldn't risk my daughter's life.

January 26, 2007 at 8:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )