A new HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) immunization has been recently developed. It has been proven to be virtually 100% effective, thus greatly reducing the risk of cervical cancer, of which the leading cause is HPV. The recommendation is to make such a vaccine mandatory.
HPV is a sexually transmitted disease, so in the twisted minds of these people that means that inoculating women and girls against it will promote sex.
"I've talked to some who have said, 'This is going to sabotage our abstinence message,' " said Gene Rudd, associate executive director of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations.(via Atrios)
Cervical cancer strikes more than 10,000 U.S. women each year, killing more than 3,700.