"It’s really cute that the citizens of Wingnuttia, who truly should be given their own homeland somewhere (they can call it the Christian States of America, or whatever, I don’t care), would prefer women to die of cancer if the alternative is maybe, just maybe, increasing the likelihood of them engaging in any sexual activity", says Atrios.
He’s referring to the religious right, who is gearing up to oppose vaccinations for sexually-active women — vaccinations which might give them a chance against the growing problem of cervical cancer (the death rate worldwide is expected to reach 1,000,000 per year by 2050 — four times the death rate now).
Dobson’s Family Research Council is opposed to the vaccine because young women "may see it as a licence to engage in premarital sex".
You have to wonder about these wingnuts — they are soooo concerned about society’s moral purity that women dying is preferable to women not being chaste until marriage. Truly frightening.