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People magazine: Don't stop, get a shot

Posted By Jill Stanek On 01/31/2007 @ 1:00 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled

An article in the Feb. 5 issue of People magazine demonstrated the persistence of liberals to march us all down the path of free love to our deaths.

I don’t understand why young people would trust the ideology of those who sought their demise before they were born, but here’s one: 33-year-old abortion survivor (which anyone under the age of 34 is) turned actress turned cervical cancer survivor, Marissa Jaret Winokur.

Winokur is best known for her Tony Award-winning performance as Tracy Turnblad in the Broadway musical “Hairspray.”

According to the People story’s teaser, Winokur “learned the cause of her cervical cancer and now makes sure other women know how to prevent it.”

The sole cause of cervical cancer is human papillomavirus, or HPV, a sexually transmitted disease.

So Winokur contracted cervical cancer due to sexual promiscuity, or to put it as ambiguously as possible, said Winokur, “I learned about a year ago that HPV, a common virus, causes cervical cancer.”

The “prevention,” according to Winokur? No, not a chaste lifestyle. “There’s a vaccine, which can be given to women before they’re sexually active,” she said. “I’ll encourage my friends’ teenage daughters to get vaccinated.”

Aside from the fact Winokur has no business telling other people’s children about “precautions” to avoid pitfalls of promiscuous sex, her advice stinks. Let’s not address the real cause. Let’s try to avoid the ramifications of the cause.

Winokur or People magazine are fueling the exploitation and health demise of women by refusing to acknowledge the only full-proof way to avoid HPV or cervical cancer: abstinence.

There is only one good reason a virtuous young woman should consider getting the HPV vaccination. That is if the man she plans to marry has had sex with other women, meaning he could be infected with HPV or an array of other STDs. I don’t know why a virtuous young woman would want to marry such a man, but there you go.

She should know, however, the vaccine prevents only four of over 100 strains of HPV. And we haven’t even discussed Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, HIV, Syphilis, Trichomoniasis or the other 20-plus STDs with all their strains.

Now Winokur cannot have children because she had to have her uterus removed. Not to worry. She plans to have her eggs harvested from her ovaries and planted in a surrogate.

This sounds like a healthy plan for her beleaguered body – not.

To harvest those eggs Winokur will first be injected with drugs and synthetic hormones (aka steroids) for several weeks to stimulate them to mature.

She can expect her body to be barraged with estrogen, progesterone, leuprolide acetate, follicle stimulating hormone, human menopausal gonadotropins and human chorionic gonadotropin, among others.

Side effects from this process range from hemorrhaging after surgery to ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) due to the megadoses of hormones injected. In that event, the ovaries enlarge and can burst.

Due to the large number of eggs removed, Winokur will likely end up with “leftover” embryos, which I would expect her to donate for scientific experimentation, if she stands true to liberal form.

Speaking of mega-doses of hormones, researchers at the University of Illinois released the results of a study last week that estrogen not only accelerates the growth and spread of breast cancer, it stops immune cells from killing breast cancer cells.

So it is a distinct possibility Winokur can anticipate breast cancer in her future, never mind OHSS and the other long-term consequences of the egg procurement procedure, which are not yet known.

Meanwhile, the FDA made its own announcement last week that the new generation of birth control pills with lower levels of estrogen and progesterone are not as effective in stopping pregnancy as the higher-dosed pills.

Such a quandary this presents for “family planners” pushing lucrative birth control pills around the world under the guise of protecting the health and safety of women.

Should they stick with the lower dose of estrogen and increase the pregnancy rate, or bump up the dose and increase the breast cancer rate?

My guess is they’ll stick with the lower dose since they also sell abortions.

Liberals complain we are only trying to scare women away from engaging in promiscuous sex by providing information about some of its consequences: STDs, infertility, cancer and death.

In other words, the other side would prefer women remain stupid.

I wonder, though, now armed with the truth, whether in her heart of hearts Winokur wishes she could have a do-over.



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