To prohibit Federal funding or other assistance for mandatory human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programs.So the women who would benefit from the vaccine most will not be able to afford it.
HSLDA had this to say about their support of the bill
Those who are most likely to get HPV are those who have sex at an early age, have many sex partners, or have a sex partner who has had many partners.
In other words people HSLDA and the religious right believe deserve to get HPV, the clear message is if you just behave the way we want you to you will not need Gardasil, so why should our tax money be used to provide a vaccine to help those sinners who will not live the way we want them too. If a good Christian woman who waited until marriage to have sex, and has never had sex with anyone other then her husband contacts HPV because her husband had another sexual partner prior to his marriage that's too bad, but it servers her right for marrying a sinner instead of a good Christian man. If a woman believes she is in a monogamous marriage and her husband betrays her and she contracts HPV, then it serves her right for marrying a Godless Sinner. Apparently women are not only suppose to PAY for their own sins but the sins of their spouses too, according to Rep. Gingrey and HSLD. Heaven forbid they should receive a vaccine that could protect them.
However, the only FDA approved HPV vaccine, Gardasil, is not a cure for HPV or cervical cancer. Instead the vaccine seeks to prevent the four specific types of HPV (6, 11, 16, and 18) which are responsible for 70% of cervical cancers and 90% of genital warts. There is currently no cure for these sexually transmitted viruses. Even the FDA and the CDE admit the only “cure”(actually abstinence before marriage and a monogamous relationship during marriage isn't a "cure" anymore then Gardasil is; it's a preventive measure just like Gardasil, and I sincerely doubt the FDA & the CDE called it a "cure") is abstinence before marriage and a monogamous relationship during marriage.
Since there isn't a cure preventing the contraction of HPV ( a non-curable STD) should be of paramount importance to everyone. Instead Rep John Gingrey and HSLDA seem to be intent on women risking their health rather then allowing them to receive a vaccine that can prevent the four specific types of HPV that are responsible for 70% of cervical cancers and 90% of genital warts. This bill has nothing to do with protecting parental rights and everything to do with forcing the religious rights agenda on everyone while victimizing low income women who will be unable to afford the vaccine without federal funding or some sort of assistance with the vaccination program.
All women should be able to decide for themselves if they want to be vaccinated against HPV.