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Minnesota professor offers $1,000 for Bachmann's HPV vaccine victim
StarTribune.com ^ | 9/14/11 | Jeremy Herb

Posted on 09/14/2011 7:37:41 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo

A University of Minnesota bioethicist is offering $1,000 for medical proof that a woman’s daughter suffered mental retardation from the vaccine for human papillomavirus virus, a story that was told by Rep. Michele Bachmann after Monday’s debate.

Bachmann has come under fire from the medical community for suggesting the vaccination for the HPV virus, a sexually transmitted disease that can cause cervical cancer, is linked to mental illness.

Steven Miles, a U of M bioethics professor, said that he’ll give $1,000 if the medical records of the woman from Bachmann’s story are released and can be viewed by a medical professional.

His offer was upped by his former boss from the University of Minnesota, Art Caplan, who is now director of the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics. Caplan said he would match Miles' challenge and offered $10,000 for proof of the HPV vaccine victim.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bachmann; hpv; perry
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The ongoing Bachmann witch-hunt...
1 posted on 09/14/2011 7:37:51 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Witch hunt?
She brought it on herself.


2 posted on 09/14/2011 7:39:32 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Rut roh....


3 posted on 09/14/2011 7:39:38 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Holy Wart Infestation, Batman!


4 posted on 09/14/2011 7:39:50 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Bachmann completely lost it as a viable GOP candidate. I was a supporter of hers before that debacle on Monday night.

She may as well drop out now and go to work for Mitt Romney.

5 posted on 09/14/2011 7:40:55 PM PDT by Carling (DeMint to Obama: I want to read the bill, not listen to talking points off a TelePrompter.)
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To: mylife

agree.


6 posted on 09/14/2011 7:41:34 PM PDT by Perdogg (0bama got 0sama?? Really, was 0sama on the golf course?)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I’m sorry but Bachmann deserves it. She tried a Democratic cheap trick to try to gain points because her campaign is faltering. However, she was doing well into the debate before she started resorting to Dim tricks.


7 posted on 09/14/2011 7:41:39 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
That was a totally STUPID gratuitous unforced error on MB's part. She landed a few good punches and then went hysterical and embarrassing.

I really hated how she did it, because she came off like a trial lawyer chasing a personal injury client. Yuck. Maybe she should stick to asbestos cases...

So, let her produce her plaintiff.

8 posted on 09/14/2011 7:41:42 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Obviously, this so called “perfessor” is making way too much money.


9 posted on 09/14/2011 7:41:50 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Only two things come out of the DemocRAT Party. Fears and Smears.)
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To: Perdogg

It’s a darn shame too.
As an executive you don’t get any mulligans /s


10 posted on 09/14/2011 7:42:51 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

on the other hand, she could be right.

You know people refused the pig flu vaccine because they weren’t sure what the gov’t had put in it........


11 posted on 09/14/2011 7:43:16 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: mylife

That “poor little innocent girl” who got all retarded because of Gardisil...sounded like John Edwards channeling a dead plaintiff.


12 posted on 09/14/2011 7:44:22 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: yldstrk

Now she’s starting to sound like Jenny McCarthy, good ass, nice boobs, total nubjob


13 posted on 09/14/2011 7:44:45 PM PDT by gman992 ("I'm a conservative. I'm just a happy conservative.")
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Additionally, she should rent a competent staff to fact check before she opens her mouth. How many flubs has it been? I used to favor her, but not now as she has caught Democratitis.


14 posted on 09/14/2011 7:44:56 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: yldstrk

Nobody was FORCED to take Gardasil


15 posted on 09/14/2011 7:45:01 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Fair enough. She’ll deliver the data right after we obtain a carcass of one of Al Gore’s polar bears that have drowned trying to reach land.


16 posted on 09/14/2011 7:45:52 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Mamzelle

Big time unforced error with absolutely no chance of getting a “let” from the umpire.


17 posted on 09/14/2011 7:45:57 PM PDT by edpc (Former Normalcy Bias Victim)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I bet she wishes she could put that genie back in the bottle.


18 posted on 09/14/2011 7:46:07 PM PDT by Lando Lincoln (But that's just me.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet
“She tried a Democratic cheap trick to try to gain points because her campaign is faltering. “

Don't think so. Someone came up to her and told her this right before the debate. Her error was not taking time to check it out.
That person (assuming they weren't there to sabotage her); needs to come forth and back up Bachmann.

19 posted on 09/14/2011 7:46:31 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: Mamzelle

Indeed.


20 posted on 09/14/2011 7:46:47 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: mylife

“Nobody was FORCED to take Gardasil”

yer point is?


21 posted on 09/14/2011 7:46:47 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: mylife
I also thought of her as a whiny person before the campaign, but then she started get me somewhat interested in her maybe as a veepee. She was more positive and upbeat instead of a “woe is me” type of person. Then she sort of got wishy-washy over the debt ceiling and Monday night she flushed any sense of credibility down the toilet.
22 posted on 09/14/2011 7:47:36 PM PDT by Perdogg (0bama got 0sama?? Really, was 0sama on the golf course?)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Yeah, it’s not smart for lay people to make dogmatic pronouncements about health policy initiatives. Often, when you read up on the epidemiology and prevalence of certain diseases, you see why the health recommendations may make sense after all. Not saying I agree with the Perry Gardasil deal, but actual serious adverse reactions are probably exceedingly rare.


23 posted on 09/14/2011 7:48:00 PM PDT by mtrott
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Yes, but she screwed herself by doubling down on Perry saying that An executive does not get a mulligan.


24 posted on 09/14/2011 7:49:37 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: yldstrk

The people that I know that get the “FLU” every year, get a “FLU” shot every year. I’ve never had a flu shot.

And I’ve never had a seasonal flu.


25 posted on 09/14/2011 7:50:27 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: Carling

The best thing she can do now is actually drop out as quickly as possible.


26 posted on 09/14/2011 7:51:51 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: yldstrk

My point is all this hand wringing over gardisil is pointless.
Nobody was forced to take the vaccine.


27 posted on 09/14/2011 7:52:14 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: Carling

Bachmann was never a viable candidate.


28 posted on 09/14/2011 7:52:47 PM PDT by Huck (If you are in a union, then bow to your COMMIE masters.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Well if the person who told Bachmann that story is real, there shouldn’t be any problem in finding and interviewing her. After all, according to Bachmann the woman approached her after the debate and told her about the damage the vaccine had caused her daughter. So the woman was evidently ready and willing to tell her story.


29 posted on 09/14/2011 7:52:54 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: mylife

She is a one trick pony.....zerocare is her mantra.


30 posted on 09/14/2011 7:53:14 PM PDT by Hogblog
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To: Perdogg

All I know is her performance on the Gardasil issue made me question her handling the nuclear football.


31 posted on 09/14/2011 7:54:19 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: Perdogg

From what I saw, Bachmann was positioning herself as a VP pick, and she was betting heavily on Mittens.

She really did lose a lot of points with me based on that performance.


32 posted on 09/14/2011 7:54:33 PM PDT by M1911A1
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To: RetiredTexasVet

Right, you are...

I’ve always said that I could make a fortune with simple common sense advising pol’s on what they should and should not say...


33 posted on 09/14/2011 7:54:51 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

This and now Palin and Glenn Rice. What are these women thinking. Its a mans world and with women like this in the fray, they just set back the advances of women 100 years.


34 posted on 09/14/2011 7:55:16 PM PDT by Bruinator (God is Great.... God is Good....Evil is Real.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Yeah, well, I’ll give $1,000 to see Obama’s transcripts.


35 posted on 09/14/2011 7:55:24 PM PDT by andyk (Income != Wealth)
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To: mylife

It’s Elvis’ birthday all over again


36 posted on 09/14/2011 7:55:54 PM PDT by PMAS
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To: mylife

It would be pointless, true if what you said was the point.

The point was, Perry took money from the company that manufactured and sold it, hello.


37 posted on 09/14/2011 8:00:37 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

How unethical for a presumed “Ethicist”.

Obviously, University of Minnesota needs to lose its
license for trying to BROADCAST personal medical records
for a Professor’s personal vendetta.


38 posted on 09/14/2011 8:00:40 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Carling

I think she was working for him and a VP slot at the debate.


39 posted on 09/14/2011 8:00:41 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Picking on Bachmann for exposing Perry’s disgusting use of an executive order and his disgraceful pandering to illegals keeps the heat off Perry.

He is the default faux conservative.

The Tea Party will have to keep an eye on this sucker.

Yes, I know he apologized, but the whole thing has a smell to it. Character counts.


40 posted on 09/14/2011 8:01:03 PM PDT by dforest
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To: mylife
I don't disagree. She pushed things too far and got burned. The juices were flowing and she made a mistake.
41 posted on 09/14/2011 8:03:53 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: mtrott

Texas is deep bible belt territory and I am fine with fundamentalists. I love them, but it is my opinion that many fundamentalist Christians some how feel that giving a vaccine for an STD to their precious chaste daughters some how sullys them.

And that’s fine, but people are so wierded out about this stuff that they would deny a state approved program to vaccinate others?

Frankly I find the entire matter very bizarre.


42 posted on 09/14/2011 8:04:50 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

“Someone came up to her and told her this right before the debate. Her error was not taking time to check it out.
That person (assuming they weren’t there to sabotage her); needs to come forth and back up Bachmann. “

Well then she is guilible and not fit to be president or even VP.


43 posted on 09/14/2011 8:05:25 PM PDT by PMAS
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To: yldstrk

That is hardly basis for the charge of corporate cronyism that Bachmann and now Palin have charged.


44 posted on 09/14/2011 8:06:26 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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45 posted on 09/14/2011 8:07:17 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: andyk

I’ll go 10 Gs for the real birth certificate.


46 posted on 09/14/2011 8:07:56 PM PDT by wrench
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To: wrench

I’d give 22K for Barack Obama’s real B.C. and his college records.


47 posted on 09/14/2011 8:10:06 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum)
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To: indylindy

I’m fearful that Michele will continue to be seen as a flake, that once she is not the R candidate for POTUS...she will not be re-electable for her House seat in a very conservative district in MN...


48 posted on 09/14/2011 8:10:06 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

For the sake of argument, if Bachmann actually produced an instance of the vaccine linked to adverse side effects, would the persons offering money pony up? My guess is no.


49 posted on 09/14/2011 8:10:12 PM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: Carling

I agree, I liked her and thought we could have a good woman run for president. She lost me the night of the debate and cemented it the next day in interviews. I may have to go with Perry despite his warts.


50 posted on 09/14/2011 8:10:38 PM PDT by USAFJeeper (Who Dat Nation - Loving the Manning Face!)
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