Given Perry’s fondness for FORCED-Gardasil and OPEN-borders
it is no wonder RINO George Will likes him.
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
"Forced Gardasil" isn't true, even if it's in all-caps. There was an opt-out provision for anyone who wanted out.
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