April 16, 2010
Members of TruthAboutGardasil.org and women around the world are disappointed with the panel of investigators selected to examine alleged violations of guidelines for conducting ‘clinical trials’, inadequate research, false advertising, along with various moral and ethical concerns in connection with a recent health ‘demonstration project’ involving HPV vaccines amongst disadvantaged women in India.
In an apparent disregard for the women and organizations that brought these injustices to the attention of the world, the government of India has chosen S. P. Agarwal, former Director-General of Health Services; Sunita Mittal, head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences; and Pharmacologist, Ranjit Roy to serve as the primary investigators. Now the world is wondering if these three men: a retired government official, a practicing physician and a practicing pharmacist are capable – or willing – to impartially review their peers and/or supervisors conduct and the trial reports without bias.
Where is the representation for the families of the four young tribal girls in Khammam district who died following the vaccination? Where is the representation from the 70 public health organizations, networks, medical professionals, human rights groups and women’s organizations who brought the HPV vaccine campaign in India to its knees on April 7, 2010 voicing their intense opposition to the unethical nature of the HPV vaccination ‘projects’ conducted in Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat by PATH International, in collaboration with ICMR and State Governments?
Where are these organizations now? Perhaps they will be allowed to sit in the balcony of their congressional hall just as the women adversely affected by the first birth controls pills in the 1960s had to do as they listened to senate testimony orated by men as they argued the risks and benefits in January of 1971.
The world applauded as India took the lead by holding an investigation into the HPV vaccines that are adversely injuring and/or killing hundreds and possibly thousands of women around the world. Now, India has draped a shroud of silence over the women in that country thereby silencing their opposition, outrage and knowledge of the vaccine’s adverse events.
Which injustice is worse: permitting socially disadvantaged women to be part of a vaccine experiment or silencing the organizations that had the courage to uncover the truth and bring those inequities and human rights violations to light?
HPV vaccines are marketed to girls and women. It is the females of the world who have been maimed and injured, and who have died after receiving the HPV vaccines. Where is their voice? It is not heard in India – nor is it heard in the United States or in any other country where the HPV vaccines are administered.
Let’s cut to the chase and stop being politically correct by referring to these atrocities as “human rights violations” and call it for what it is: global crimes against women.
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