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Bad analogy. These particular Christian parents want their kids to wait to do something that is good (have sex in marriage).

Well sure, so do all parents - not just Christians. But where is it guaranteed that having sex in marriage is a guarantee of faithfulness?

You see, bdhinton, wishing doesn't make it so. Reality intervenes.

Wait. I've got an idea that might help:

Will all those who never had pre-marital sex and then married a virgin and then *remained married and faithful* to the same person please raise their hands?

Okay, that was a fast head count.

Now for some personal reality:

I had two partners before I was married. (pause for collective gasp)

And, it was the Sixties. (pause for even bigger gasp of disbelief)

My first partner and I were both virgins. (yeah, teenagers still)

My second partner was a long-term relationship. Then I found out he cheated on me. A lot.

Shortly after that breakup, I got a diagnosis of cervical cancer. No doctor could tell me why.... or how.... or what my prognosis was for the future. All they could do was an immediate hysterectomy and hope for the best. I was 25.

Six months later I met my husband. We adopted. I'm still alive. My story has a happy ending. But now we know about HPV, and cervical cancer can be prevented. Hooray for science. Now what's the problem?

Denying the vaccine to teen girls on the grounds of a "wishful morality" is like withholding HIV meds to AIDS patients because "they brought it on themselves".

Where's the morality in that?

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