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Parents Need To Retain The Right To Make Decisions Regarding HPV Vaccine For Their Daughters.
Texas Senate Overwhelmingly Opposes HPV Vaccine Mandate
Bill to let parents decide heads to governor; vote is veto-proof.
On Monday, the Texas Senate voted 30-1 to override Gov. Rick Perry’s order that would have required schoolgirls to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection that causes cervical cancer.
The House passed the legislation last month. It now goes to the governor, who can sign it, veto it or let it become law without his signature, which would happen in 10 days. Both houses have enough votes to override his veto.
“I’m hopeful he’ll be respectful of the vote of the people,” said Kelly Shackelford, president of the Free Market Foundation, an organization associated with Focus on the Family. “They don’t want the power of the Legislature usurped in this way.”
In February, Perry outraged the state and nation when he issued an executive order to require the HPV vaccine for all girls entering the sixth grade. — read full article
UPDATED INFORMATION — I just did a post on this for BlogHer, and included many new links and information.
New Vaccine Bill Causes Uproar Amongst Lawmakers.
The Herald Democrat coverage on this issue.
Merck would like our government to require our 11 and 12 year old daughters to be vaccinated against a sexually transmitted disease, the HPV virus. We as parents need to maintain the right to make educated decisions on whether this vaccine is right for our child and when.
Also see my previous post on this issue with many links to important information and additional articles….. WHY YOU SHOULD JUST SAY NO TO THE HPV VACCINE