June 5, 2010
During the 2007-08 Legislative Session, the American Cancer Society testified in favor of and lobbied for Assembly Bill 492/ Senate Bill 252 – http://www.legis.state.wi.us/2007/data/AB492hst.html a bill mandating the promotion of controversial cervical cancer vaccines like Gardasil for 6th-grade girls in Wisconsin’s public, private, and home schools.
Numerous Mothers and Grandmothers and advocates for the Wisconsin Association of Christian Schools and the Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools (all 5 Catholic Dioceses, Missouri Lutheran, Seventh Day Adventists, and Evangelical Lutheran Synods) worked tirelessly for the defeat of this offensive legislation advanced by the well-funded pharmaceutical industry and such financial beneficiaries as Planned Parenthood – the state’s largest abortion promoter, provider, and profiteer.
Based on how hard the Wisconsin Association of Christian Schools, Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent, and various Pro-Family Groups worked to defeat this extreme mandate, it makes NO sense for Christian churches and schools to continue to fund the American Cancer Society’s offensive agenda.
If you are unfamiliar with the widely publicized vaccine Gardasil manufactured by Merck, Judicial Watch’s website offers copies of medical reports detailing deaths, cases of paralysis and other injuries from this vaccine that was fast-tracked through the FDA’s so-called ‘approval process.’ (If you will recall, Merck is the manufacturer of Vioxx the drug involved in national class action lawsuits and the payout of millions in damages.) We must not allow pharmaceutical giants to use innocent 11-year-old girls as cash cows to replenish lost profits from their other failed products. (Also find out more about Merck’s failure to pay billions in back taxes-IRS.)
According to the 2009-2010 lobbying reports posted by the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, the American Cancer Society is listed again as an organization involved in the promotion of this multi-million dollar scheme against the families of this state. http://ethics.state.wi.us/scripts/CurrentSession/BandrLobbied.asp?PrinID=2573&start=A&start2=
Excellent Articles (Numerous articles available from a Google Search):
Merck Payola Pays Off: Texas Governor Orders STD Vaccine for ALL Girls –www.ahrp.org/cms/content/view/455/28/
Mom Says HPV Vaccine Causes Paralysis in 12-Year Old Daughter
Support for HPV Vaccine Gardasil Helps Planned Parenthood Says LDI Presidentwww.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2007/oct/07101807.html