Saturday, February 07, 2004

Nigeria wants proof polio vaccine is safe  

Three predominantly Muslim northern states have suspended door-to-door vaccinations since October, citing fears that the vaccine could cause infertility or AIDS and is part of a plot by the United States and its allies to depopulate Africa and other developing nations.

I strongly support spending money and expending lives, if necessary, to help the troubled people of the world. But I have to admit, sometimes I wonder why we bother. Polio is destroying the lives of of children is sub-Saharan Africa, and Muslim leaders are letting it happen because they think the United States is trying to depopulate them.

It is also ironic, in that the Bush Administration prevents American taxpayer dollars from funding agencies that promote abortion, sex education, or any other method of population control that actually controls population growth.


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