British Immigrant, 17, Denied US Citizenship After Refusing HPV Gardasil Vaccine
Posted Oct 20 2009 10:05pm
Simone Davis, a 17 year old British immigrant, was abandoned by her mother while still a baby and now lives with her paternal grandmother in Port St Joe, Florida. Because Simone has refused to take the controversial HPV vaccine, Gardasil, she has been denied citizenship. HPV vaccine is required of all female immigrants to the United States.
In the article "Despite Debate, Reactions to the HPV Vaccine Rare", published in the August 19, 2009,Glove and Mail, it was revealed that 23 million doses of the HPV vaccine have been administered to young women in the United States, resulting in 32 deaths, 12, 424 adverse reactions, including 772 severe reactions (blood clots, pancreatic failure, motor neuron disease and anaphylaxis).
According to Barbara Loe Fisher of the National Vaccine Infomation Center, "The right to informed consent, to using a pharmaceutical product that carries (a warning of) the right of injury or death is a human right, and this young woman should not be denied the fight to become a US citizen simply because she does not want to be required to take this vaccine asa condition of becoming a US citizen. HPV infections is almost entirely preventable with Pap smear screens, which have been a routine part of health care in the US since the 1960's. It is absolutely unjustified to force women mammograms in this country to use a pharmaceutical product like Gardasil vaccine that carries risks that are not totally known yet."