Leslie Carol Botha: Two years ago, two brothers Ryan and David Richardson stepped up to the plate and offered to do a documentary on Gardasil injuries. Their sister had suffered a reaction to the HPV vaccine which has been touted to prevent cervical cancer. Merck & Co. fast tracked this vaccine through the FDA – even though a 2008 FDA document stated that 73.3% of girls in the clinical trials developed ‘new medical conditions,’ (14 girls died), and in a 2006 VRBPAC document that if a girls was previously exposed to HPV and was vaccinated their risk of getting cervical cancer increased by 44.6%. There is no HPV screening conducted prior to vaccination, and there is no followup protocol in place.
In fact, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has raised the age requirement to get a pap test to age 21. That means that if a girls is vaccinated at age 9 – she will not have a followup on the vaccine and its effectiveness for 12 years! Now we are seeing reports of abnormal pap smears, cervical dysplasia and cervical cancer in a population of girls ( ages 9 to 26) with a historically low incidence of these abnormalities. But how many hundreds of thousands of girls will never know?
Merck then developed an ‘award winning’ marketing campaign called ‘One Less Girl to get Cervical Cancer‘ – that had every adolescent dancing and singing in their living room in unison with the jingle. Their parent’s listened to their doctors; they trusted their government and they trusted the pharmaceutical companies. They played by the rules. And now they are paying the price for a medical experiment gone bad.
Over $42,000 was raised on Kickstarter to fund the filming of interviews with researchers, doctors, parents and injured girls. Ryan and his brothers spent the entire summer on the road traveling across the US – listening to the heartbreaking stories – as well as getting testimony from the medical experts.
One Less Girl has turned into One More Girl We are shouting No More Girls!
Excerpts from the One More Girl movie below: