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To: Cboldt; All
Well, Perry's EO didn't "include an opt out."

You Lie.

From Perry's own statement on this EO, dated 2/5/07. Your continual lies are discrediting your argument.

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement regarding his HPV vaccine executive order:

“Never before have we had an opportunity to prevent cancer with a simple vaccine. While I understand the concerns expressed by some, I stand firmly on the side of protecting life. The HPV vaccine does not promote sex, it protects women’s health. In the past, young women who have abstained from sex until marriage have contracted HPV from their husbands and faced the difficult task of defeating cervical cancer. This vaccine prevents that from happening.

“Providing the HPV vaccine doesn’t promote sexual promiscuity anymore than providing the Hepatitis B vaccine promotes drug use. If the medical community developed a vaccine for lung cancer, would the same critics oppose it claiming it would encourage smoking?

Finally, parents need to know that they have the final decision about whether or not their daughter is vaccinated. I am a strong believer in protecting parental rights, which is why this executive order allows them to opt out.”

21 posted on 09/19/2011 9:29:03 AM PDT by Carling (Sarah Palin Supported TARP Before She Was Against It)
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To: Carling
-- Your continual lies are discrediting your argument. --

In 2003, the TX legislature passed HB 2292 (HB 2292 - Enrolled Bill Text) which broadened the vaccine opt out justification from "medical or recognized religion" to "medical, religion, or conscientious objection." The legislation says that in order to receive exemption from immunization, the child's parent or guardian must request a child-specific form in writing, sign it and have the signature notarized, and submit the signed form to the school within 90 days of notarization.

In 2004, the state health department promulgated rules along those lines (97.62 Exclusions from Compliance), including that the written request for the child-specific form could be delivered via mail, facsimile, or in person.

The state health department rules have conscientious objection affidavits expire in 2 years even though the legislation does not require expiration.

In February 2007, Governor Perry ordered the state health department to make the request for the child-specific affidavit form available online (RP65 - Text of EO).

Rules. The Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner shall adopt rules that mandate the age appropriate vaccination of all female children for HPV prior to admission to the sixth grade. ...

Parents' Rights. The Department of State Health Services will, in order to protect the right of parents to be the final authority on their children's health care, modify the current process in order to allow parents to submit a request for a conscientious objection affidavit form via the Internet while maintaining privacy safeguards under current law.

The "opt out" that Perry provided was "you can request the form via the internet." That's it.

26 posted on 09/19/2011 9:32:46 AM PDT by Cboldt
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