TORONTO, October 22, 2013
As Halton Catholic District School Board prepares to vote on allowing public health the ability to include the HPV vaccine among shots offered on Nov. 5, Dr. Moira McQueen, executive director of the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute, has registered her opposition to schools offering the vaccine. She states that the vaccine isn't justified from a public health perspective on the basis of any epidemic of HPV.
Most importantly, she thinks that parental choice should be informed about the issue. She says public health is treating the situation as "straightforward," but she believes it is morally complicated. Making the shot routinely available won't encourage parents to examine the issue as critically as they should: “I think in these days of informed consent public health authorities should be more aware that parents should be treated like adults who can and should make their own decisions, and not simply be expected to fill in yet another form from a school board or health authority, almost as a matter of routine"
Her full remarks in "Halton Catholic school board will vote on HPV vaccine Nov 5th," LifeSiteNews.com were: