Rick Perry: Force 11-year-old Girls to Take Gardasil Vaccine


It’s really sad what passes for a conservative in the United States.  That a man purported to support personal liberty would FORCE children by EXECUTIVE ORDER to take a potentially dangerous vaccine, without their parent’s consent?  It’s sickening.  So much for personal liberty in Texas, where Rick Perry is governor:

Excerpts from RealClearPolitics,

Rick Perry’s Gardasil Problem:

In January 2007, Gardasil was put on the “recommended” immunization schedule issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control. Merck immediately mounted a massive lobbying effort of state legislatures around the country to get Gardasil added to their respective lists of state-mandated vaccines.

But in Texas, Gov. Perry chose to bypass the legislature and on Feb. 2, 2007, he issued an executive order making Texas the first state in the country requiring all sixth-grade girls to receive the three-shot vaccination series (which cost about $120 per…

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