That's no more accurate than saying Perry made Guardasil mandatory. At no time did he do that, although the accusation has been repeated so many times that there are inevitably some people who actually believe it.
I've seen that word mandatory used by both supporters and non-supporters of Rick Perry.
I've always thought mandatory properly defined meant obligatory; compulsory: permitting no option. It seems to me that the word has been misused in it's application to what happened with Guardasil.
Perry's unilateral executive order was boneheaded, although arguably well-intentioned. He probably wishes he'd never heard of Guardasil. At the time, parents had a full 18 months to decide what they wanted to do. The order was issued February 2007, and parents had until September 2008 to either comply or opt out. The option to refuse vaccinations under a state law approved and signed by Perry is a loophole large enough to drive a Mack truck through. Only the most incompetent of parents would have been unable to act in the 18 month time frame, and I would certainly fear for any child stuck in such a home.
"Perry's order directs the Health and Human Services Commission to adopt rules for the requirement, which is effective in September 2008.
Parents would be allowed to opt their daughters out for medical, philosophical, religious or moral reasons, as they can do now for other required vaccines.
A 3-year-old state law broadened parents' ability to refuse vaccinations." Read more: Perry orders cancer vaccine for young girls
patriot08 made a GREAT post, about true patriots like Rush and Palin praising Perry.
we ALL need to agree, that NO candidate will be perfect!
i am VERY concerned about illegal immigration. it’s a BIG issue to me. but, Perry is still a million times better than Romney!
but i am tired of everyone making their favorite, “walk on water”, and REFUSING to admit they are human, and make mistakes.
We NEED to secure the Border. i hope Perry understand this.
and, spending TAX PAYER money, on Gardasil, was WRONG.
i can still vote for Perry, but he and his supporters need to understand this.
(and, the “opt out” was NOT permanent. it had to be notarized and repeated every 2 years. NOT a good faith option, for parents who weren’t worried about their teens being sexually active, which is the ONLY dubious reason for this vaccine, which possibly killed more girls than it “allegedly” saved !)
Gardasil was a huge mistake!!!
to require MULTIPLE injections, at a HUGE HUGE cost.
I studied this issue years ago, look before i ever heard of Perry.
this doctor, was one of the DEVELOPERS of Gardasil:
...Dr.Diane Harper, lead researcher in the development of two human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines and director of the Gynecologic Cancer Prevention Research Group
HERSELF came out against Gardasil.
Even many LIBERALS now admit Gardasil was a very bad idea.
here is just one TINY example (of MANY) from CBS:
At a cost of $360 dollars for the full 3-shot course of vaccine, that comes to about $900,000,000 to prevent one death.
(and side effects killed more girls in USA and Britain, than that!)
Gardasil is intended to protect againist FOUR types of HPV. But there are over 120 different strains of HPV.
Gardrasil offers NO benefit for a girl unless she is sexually active. (and those are minimal.)
It offers very REAL dangers and side-effects, for ALL girls who take it.
i respectfully suggest, that Perry supporters, simply admit this is one flaw on an otherwise fine conservative candidate.