Bush Administration Considers Condom Warning Labels
Finally, an adult authority willing
to be honest with misled youngsters about the real protection condoms offer. As I've stated before, condoms do not protect against all STD's. In particular, condoms do not prevent the transfer of HPV, the virus largely responsible for the high number of cervical cancers each year. According to Dr. Ed Thompson, deputy director for public health services at the Centers for Disease Control, more than 2 million American women are infected with HPV each year, ten thousand women are diagnosed annually with cervical cancer, and 4,000 die as a result.
Yet Democrats don't want people to know the truth about these deadly statistics. Rather, Congressmen such as Henry Waxman, a Democrat from California, want the public to remain in ignorance so that they don't abandon condom use altogether. Waxman is quoted as saying, "Anything that undermines the effectiveness of condoms for these uses will have serious public health consequences. Are condoms perfect? Of course not. But reality requires us not to make a public health strategy against protection, but rather to ask a key question: compared to what?"
Heaven forbid someone decline sex with an infected person! What if these people decide not to have sex afterall? Oh, no! That would mean those wacky conservative Christians might actually have a case against sex outside of marriage.
This, of course, is bad news for leftists whose platform relies almost completely on the premise that mankind should be free to act out animalistic impulses, arguing that sexual promiscuity is an unquestionable, irrevocable right.
I also find it interesting that HPV affects women primarily, with cervical cancer, and HIV is most prominent in gay men, leading to AIDS. The leftists don't want women to know about their possibility of getting cervical cancer, but they want gay men to use condoms so they don't get HIV. Sounds like some prejudice is going on to me.
Not that it matters. There is no safe sex, and leftists are only encouraging a deadly game of russian "STD" roulette when they advocate anything but abstinence for young people.
Rep. Jo Ann Davis, R-Va responds to leftist criticism: "This is not about social ideology, or religious ideology. It's about informing women. ... And truly, the only way to be protected is abstinence. That's not ideology — it's fact."