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Irish bishop apologizes for statement opposing use of Gardasil vaccine

October 02, 2017

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CWN Editor's Note: Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan said that he had shown “poor judgment” by suggesting that the use of the Gardasil vaccine could endanger young women by encouraging them to engage in extra-marital sexual activity. “I think this vaccine can greatly contribute to helping the fight against cervical cancer,” he said—although he remarked that “there are still questions” about the safety of the vaccine.

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