Human papillomavirus, or HPV, causes most cases of cervical cancer, which kills 4,000 women each year in the U.S. There's new hope, though: We now have a vaccine that can prevent HPV infection. However, right-wing Christian groups are objecting to the idea of widespread HPV vaccination, positing that giving girls the vaccine is tantamount to telling them they're free to fornicate with abandon. (Because isn't fear of cancer the main reason a girl decides not to have sex?)
For blogger Suzinalexa, this is a personal issue. She excerpts Katha Pollitt's Nation article on the topic. Go read it, and do what you can to spread the word about the HPV vaccine and the Religious Wrong's vendetta against it.
(Hat tip to the Unapologetic Atheist for the catchy term, "Religious Wrong.")