For years, Gov. Rick Perry has taken flak for his 2007 attempt to require girls to be vaccinated against the human papilloma virus, the most commonly sexually transmitted disease, and the principal cause of cervical cancer. At the risk of angering fellow conservatives, Perry has always insisted he did the right thing.
That unapologetic approach changed this weekend.
A few hours after unveiling his campaign for president, Perry began walking back from one of the most controversial decisions of his more-than-10-year reign as Texas governor. Speaking to voters at a backyard party in New Hampshire, Perry said he was ill-informed when he issued his executive order, in February 2007, mandating the HPV vaccine for all girls entering sixth grade, unless their parents completed a conscientious-objection affidavit form. The vaccine, Merck & Co.’s Gardasil, would have protected against the forms of HPV that cause about 70 percent of all cervical cancer, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control.
There are quite a few interesting facts here from Perry's reign as Governor, which is very enlightening and shows us what type of destruction he can cause at the White House level.
America, I hope you can see through Rick Perry. He seems like he would make a dangerous president.
Michelle Bachman later commented on how a mother, after the Tea Party debate, told her that her daughter became mentally retarded after receiving the vaccine. "She told me," Bachmann said, "that her little daughter took that vaccine, that injection, and she suffered from mental retardation thereafter."
Wow! This really caused a controversial blow-up in the main stream news media. It has caused a whole lot of misinformation, with one lie after the other being perpetrated on the American people as usual.
At CityPages, they state:
The woman's story sounds sad, but, as a second-hand tale which has passed through the ears of Bachmann, is utterly unverifiable, medically or actually.
There's actually a good amount of literature out there regarding links between the HPV vaccine and mental retardation. Virtually all of it was written today, and is about Michele Bachmann.
"This," Bachmann went on, "is the very real concern, and people have to draw their own conclusions." No, Michele. Cervical cancer is the very real concern. The only conclusion people need to draw is that you are not a medical expert, or a serious presidential candidate.
Oh really, City Pages?!? Is that a fact? Well, I don't think so! Let's see if I can show you evidence below.
Since Bachman made the comment regarding the women's daughter having brain damage from taking the Gardasil vaccine, every television news program I have turned on, or any on-line news media program I have encountered, all say about the same as CityPages have said in the above-mentioned statement.
I know this is impossible, but it seems like all these news programs got together, conspired as to what to dispute, and had them all say the same thing. This way, with all these different people saying the same thing, it will actually sound believable. Like a true fact.
This is what I have actually witnessed. Seriously. They have all refuted everything Bachman has said. They have even interviewed actual so called 'doctors' (and I use that term loosely) on these news programs to explain to us how safe this vaccine is for our young daughters to take. I have even heard them say that not one person has reported any problems. I heard this said with my own ears on a popular morning television news program that airs throughout the whole country every morning. They actually said not one person has reported any problems. Which is a complete total fabrication. They said that the information came from the CDC itself. But when I went to the CDC website to find out the facts for myself, it didn't say that AT ALL!
Before I get to the actual CDC facts, you may like to hear what a real doctor says about the Gardasil vaccine.