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Matt Collins
09-22-2011, 08:33 PM
Gardasil Mandate: Rick Perry's Own Words (http://youtu.be/TG13r8GFQC4)

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Rick Perry Cronyism Creates Serious Risks for Texas Girls

In 2007, Perry Issued An Executive Order Mandating That All Sixth-Grade Girls In Texas Receive A Controversial STD Vaccine Called Gardasil.
“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 [Gardasil, produced by Merck] vaccination series … Conservatives slammed Perry for promoting what they saw as an intrusion by the state into private health decisions of parents and their children.” (Tom Bevan, “Rick Perry’s Gardasil Problem (http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2011/06/04/rick_perrys_gardasil_problem_110089.html).” Real Clear Politics. June 14, 2011)

The National Vaccine Information Center And The Journal Of American Medicine Have Raised Questions About The Safety Of Gardasil.
“Two years later the National Vaccine Information Center issued a report raising serious questions over the harmful side effects of the drug. A few months after that, an editorial on Gardasil in the Journal of the American Medical Association declared that ‘serious questions regarding the overall effectiveness of the vaccine needed to be answered and that more long-term studies were called for.” (Tom Bevan, “Rick Perry’s Gardasil Problem (http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2011/06/04/rick_perrys_gardasil_problem_110089.html).” Real Clear Politics. June 14, 2011)

Former Perry Chief of Staff Mike Toomey Was A Lobbyist For Merck When Perry Issued The Order
“Mr. Toomey was a lobbyist for Merck when Mr. Perry issued a 2007 executive order requiring all sixth-grade girls in Texas to be vaccinated against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus, the leading cause of cervical cancer. At the time, the only approved vaccine was Gardasil, made by Merck.” (Ross Ramsey, “Perry’s Legion: The Folks Behind The Man (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/31/us/31ttperryweb.html?pagewanted=all).” Texas Tribune/New York Times, July 31, 2011)

In 2006, Merck Contributed $5,000 To Perry’s Campaign On The Same Day Perry’s Chief of Staff “Met With Key Aides” To Discuss The HPV Vaccine
“Gov. Rick Perry’s chief of staff met with key aides about the human papillomavirus vaccine the same day its manufacturer donated money to his campaign, documents obtained by The Associated Press show. Chief of staff Deirdre Delisi’s calendar shows she met with the governor’s budget director and three members of his office for an ‘HPV Vaccine for Children Briefing’ on Oct. 16. That day, New Jersey-based Merck & Co.’s political action committee donated $5,000 to Perry and $5,000 total to eight state lawmakers.” (Liz Austin Peterson, “Perry Staff Discussed Vaccine On Day Of Merck Donation (http://www.statesman.com/news/content/region/legislature/stories/02/22/22perry.html),” The Associated Press/The Statesman, February 22, 2007)

And after lawmakers voted down his HPV order, Perry held a news conference with cancer victims and tore into legislators, accusing them of sacrificing lives for political reasons:

Austin American Statesman: “Perry Laid Blame For Future Cervical Cancer Deaths At The Feet Of Lawmakers Who Supported The Bill.” “In an emotional speech to reporters Tuesday, during which the governor surrounded himself with women whose lives have been affected by the cancer-causing injection, Perry laid blame for future cervical cancer deaths at the feet of lawmakers who supported the bill. … Perry thanked the minority of legislators who voted against the bill and said, ‘No lost lives will occupy the confines of their conscience, sacrificed on the altar of political expediency.” (Corrie Maclaggan, “Perry lets HPV bill go into law Bill would overturn his mandate (http://www.statesman.com/news/content/region/legislature/stories/05/09/9hpv.html),” Austin American Statesman. May 9, 2007)

Matt Collins
02-03-2015, 08:54 AM