ROCKVILLE, Maryland, December 10, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Rather than investigate thousands of complaints of adverse effects including reports of miscarriage in a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, the FDA has chosen to ignore the complaints and continue paving the way to make the drug mandatory in schools throughout the U.S.

Gardasil, a vaccine designed to prevent HPV, was approved by the FDA in June 2006 for girls as young as nine years old. Since that time, more than 3,000 adverse reactions were reported to the FDA, including eleven deaths and twenty-eight. miscarriages. The deaths were caused by blood clotting, one case in a girl who was only twelve years old…

The miscarriages were all caused soon after the administration of Gardasil, in girls and women who were not aware they were pregnant. Although the drug’s packaging states there is no evidence it will cause impaired female fertility or harm the fetus…

Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Virginia have already made the drug mandatory in their schools in an effort to prevent HPV, a sexually transmitted disease and the leading cause of cervical cancer. Thirty-eight states are considering making the Gardasil vaccine mandatory as well.

Judicial Watch, a U.S. government watchdog organization, gathered the information on the drug’s adverse effects and traced its progress through legislation. Judicial Watch also noted large donations to key politicians originating from Merck, Gardasil’s developer.

“Merck lobbied for these mandates,” Said Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton in an interview with Cybercast News Service . “There are moral issues here. But the primary issue is public health and safety. It’s interesting why our government downplays the apparent adverse reactions of Gardasil. Why are drugs with a distinct social agenda getting less scrutiny in the approval process?”…

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