Navigation Links
Virginia Committee Ignores Parental Rights, Health Concerns of HPV Vaccine Mandate
Date:2/22/2008

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Family Research Council (FRC) criticized the Education and Health Committee of the Virginia Senate for taking action yesterday to kill HB188, a bill sponsored by Delegate Bob Marshall (R-District 13). Virginia now has the dubious distinction of being the only state in the Union requiring girls to be vaccinated against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV). Moira Gaul, FRC's Director of Women's and Reproductive Health, released the following statement:

"Last April, Governor Kaine signed legislation requiring all Virginia girls to receive the first in a series of three doses of the vaccine prior to beginning the sixth grade. The law allowed skeptical parents only an onerous 'opt-out' provision. Under its terms a parent could void the requirement only after viewing state mandated materials concerning the virus and vaccine.

"Delegate Marshall's bill simply would have postponed the effective date of the vaccination mandate by three years, allowing for the collection of critical long-term data on the vaccine. The committee's actions ignore the rights of parents and push aside real concerns over the health of young girls in favor of corporate profit."

FRC has welcomed the development of the vaccine, but opposes school mandates. FRC's pamphlet Gardasil: What Every Parent Should Know About the HPV Vaccine, is available at http://www.frc.org/get.cfm?i=BC07E02.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Family Research Council
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Virginia Tech Report Has National Importance
2. Virginia Tech Review Panel Calls For Reform of Mental Health Treatment Law
3. Patient Advocate Foundation Launches Program to Help Uninsured Virginians with Chronic, Debilitating and Life-Threatening Illness Access Quality Healthcare
4. Virginia Techs Raving First Year Results Lead to Additional High-Tech Antimicrobial Defense from SportCoatings(TM)
5. Thomson Healthcare Endorsed as Preferred Vendor of Information Products and Services for Virginia Hospitals
6. Virginia Faith Leaders Call on Senators Webb & Warner to Cosponsor Legislation to Protect Kids from Tobacco
7. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia Introduces New Generation of Consumer Driven Health Products
8. The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust and Flinn Foundation launch
9. Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust and Flinn Foundation launch molecular diagnostics initiative
10. States Largest Medicaid Managed Care Plan Offering Training to Combat West Virginia Obesity Epidemic
11. Virginia Attorney General Addresses Drunk Driving and Underage Drinking in New Radio Campaign
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run brought ... This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed at ... towards children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is all ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the story of ... Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the creation of ... taught all ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at her church, which ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest growing franchisors and operators ... location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway 190, in January of 2018. ... in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows it to serve both Covington ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in southern ... home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to create ... health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight years. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at Children’s National Health System will join ... International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Oct. 12-15. Chaired by Jeffrey Dome, ... at Children’s National, and Stephen P. Hunger, M.D., Chief of the Division of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/25/2017)... 2017   Montrium , an industry leader ... the IQPC Trial Master Files & Inspection Readiness ... EastHORN Clinical Services has selected eTMF Connect ... management. EastHORN, a leading European contract research organization ... transparency to enable greater collaboration with sponsors, improve ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... Sept. 19, 2017 HistoSonics, Inc., a venture-backed medical device company developing a non-invasive, ... tissues, announced three leadership team developments today:   ... ... ... Veteran medical device executive Josh Stopek , PhD, ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... and NEW YORK , Sept. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... ratings for global supply chains, has published the first annual edition of ... performance of more than 20,400 companies evaluated by EcoVadis, based on Scorecard ... and 2016. ... Global CSR Risk & Performance Index ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: