AC Medical Issues HPV Vaccine

AC Medical Issues HPV Vaccine - Catholic schools debating...

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Catholic schools debating moral issue of HPV shot   September 19, 2007  MEGAN OGILVIE HEALTH REPORTER Catholic school boards across the province are facing growing complaints that the  HPV vaccination program promotes promiscuity. Last night, the Halton Catholic District School Board narrowly rejected a motion to  ban the program from its schools this year and the Toronto Catholic District School  Board is to vote tonight. The Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board decided unanimously last week to  delay the program in its schools until it receives more information from the Ministry of  Health. The board believes the vaccine will give students a signal of support for premarital  sex and the Ontario Conference of Catholic Bishops notes in a Sept. 13 letter to  parents that sex is "only appropriate within marriage." The vote by the Halton board, after lengthy debate, was four to three in favour of  retaining the vaccine program to protect girls from cervical cancer.  Oakville Trustee Anthony Danko, whose motion had sought to ban the program, had  also asked the board not to offer counselling or advice to students regarding the  vaccine on school property during the 2007-08 school year. Another trustee, Rev. David Wilhelm from Milton, spoke out against Danko's motion,  saying it was too strong and that parents should have the ultimate decision to decide  whether their children would have the vaccine. "We don't have the right to take that away," Wilhelm said.
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2012 for the course COMM 1000345 taught by Professor Mccloud during the Winter '10 term at Mohawk College.

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