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I didn't see <a href="http://www.drlaura.com/blog/" target="_blank">this</a> posted on here yet and I thought I'd point it out. Dr. Laura discusses why she's against the HPV vaccine being manditory for pre-teen girls (although she does voice support for other types of vaccinations). I especially liked the part where she suggested homeschooling if you aren't able to get your child exempted! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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If there is hope for Dr. Laura Schlessinger, PhD, whose Doctoral work is in Physiology, then there is hope for the rest of the over-educated out there regarding all things vaccines.<br><br>
Who signs her checks..."Clear Channel"?<br><br>
If she is looking at the HPV vaccine, she should start looking at other vaxes; she does tend to think outside of the box alittle bit.<br><br>
She does have a 21 year old son in the service...Navy?
 

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Yes, she did.<br><br>
I think for all of the pontificating she does, she does think many things completely through. She is an intelligent person who has made many mistakes in her life.<br><br>
She has written many books.
 

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She also says women should have sex with their husbands WHENEVER they want it... and she is anti-everything. Anti-homosexual, anti-muslim, anti-working moms, anti-divorce. She describes homosexuals as "biological errors." :puke<br><br>
"# Women who engage in sex outside marriage are "presenting themselves virtually as unpaid whores."<br>
# All contraception is unreliable. Therefore, couples should abstain from sex outside of marriage.<br>
# Teenage girls who wear croptops and other revealing outfits are "sluts". (1998)"<br><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Schlessinger" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Schlessinger</a><br><br>
I don't know. Me, personally, I would try to find better allies.
 

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She just has "old-fashioned" morals...depends how "progressive" you are as to whether you will like/agree with her basic principles. I'm pretty "old-fashioned" myself...
 

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I'm glad she included some scientific reasoning on her blog, but my mom actually called me and complained that she heard Dr. Laura's radio bit about the HPV vaccine and on the show, Dr. Laura ONLY talked about non-scientific/non-medical reasons not to vax for HPV. So I'm kind of surprised she even talks about other reasons on her blog.<br><br>
And I really dislike "Dr." Laura too.<br><br>
Julia<br>
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One of the things I like about the vax forum is the diversity of people who post. Politically diverse, geographically diverse, socially diverse. So, there are definitely some people here who like Dr. Laura and some who don't. But we can all get along (well, sort of) as long as we stick to talking about vaccines <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">She just has "old-fashioned" morals...depends how "progressive" you are as to whether you will like/agree with her basic principles. I'm pretty "old-fashioned" myself...</div>
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I think you can be old-fashioned without being hateful.<br><br>
I also think you can be a political conservative without spreading hatred of other groups. Dr. Laura is *hateful*, and spreads hatred, and validates hatred of minority groups. Embracing diversity does not equate tolerating hatred of others.<br><br>
'Course I am pro-vax, so if the anti-vax community wants to adopt Dr. Laura as a poster child... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Yeah...I think I'll pass on affiliating myself with Dr. Laura....lol...<br><br>
BUT...<br><br>
She does advocate mandatory chickenpox, measles, mumps, etc. vaccines.<br><br>
So she's sitting way closer to the provax side than the antivax side in general.<br>
And ya'll can have her. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">It makes sense to me to require school children to have immunization to measles, chicken pox and polio, because these are highly contagious diseases readily spread in a classroom or schoolyard setting.</div>
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See?<br>
Dr. Laura is a provaxer. She's all yours, PP. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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keep in mind she had her son thru IVF (after YEARS of *trying*) and now she denounces IVF and says it is a sin against God etc... well, that's awfully convenient of her to chg her mind on it AFTER she had her baby... I think they call that a hypocrite where I come from!! I am glad she is anti-HPV vax but I am not sure her opinion of it lends credence to the opposition! ya know?<br><br>
the post certainly got my attention since most of MY pts call me "dr Laura" ... believe me the name is the only thing we have in common (well, except being anti HPV vax, evidently.. but for diff reasons!)<br><br>
I actually think she isa nut job but I don't know her personally, so who really knows?<br><br>
the other Dr Laura
 

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She did not have IVF. She had fertility problems, a few miscarriages, but finally success, a son, 21.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i'm guessing merck has yet to write a check to Gym Teacher Laura.</div>
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I am sure if she receives said check and cashes it, she will show herself to be the media whore everyone says she is and will change her mind.<br><br>
Time wounds all heels.
 

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Y'all anti-vaxers can keep her. :puke
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think you can be old-fashioned without being hateful.<br><br>
I also think you can be a political conservative without spreading hatred of other groups. Dr. Laura is *hateful*, and spreads hatred, and validates hatred of minority groups. Embracing diversity does not equate tolerating hatred of others.<br><br>
'Course I am pro-vax, so if the anti-vax community wants to adopt Dr. Laura as a poster child... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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Totally agree with you!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think you can be old-fashioned without being hateful.<br><br>
I also think you can be a political conservative without spreading hatred of other groups. Dr. Laura is *hateful*, and spreads hatred, and validates hatred of minority groups. Embracing diversity does not equate tolerating hatred of others.</div>
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Totally agree with you!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think you can be old-fashioned without being hateful.<br><br>
I also think you can be a political conservative without spreading hatred of other groups. Dr. Laura is *hateful*, and spreads hatred, and validates hatred of minority groups. Embracing diversity does not equate tolerating hatred of others.</div>
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