More On HPV.............
blueoval57 at VERIZON.NET
Sat Feb 3 14:00:29 MST 2007
>To: Friends of RNC/Life
>Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry has bypassed the Legislature and
>issued an Executive Order requiring that all schoolgirls entering the 6th
>grade in September of 2008 be vaccinated with Gardasil, the drug that is
>supposed to prevent some, but not all, strains of the human
>papillomavirus, a sexually-transmitted disease, which causes most cases of
>Gardasil is not a guarantee against infection with HPV.
>Gardasil is new and little is known about the future effect it could have
>on the developing bodies of our young daughters and grand daughters. It
>is our understanding that testing has been limited and has not included
>girls as young as 11 or 12.
>Mr. Perry is the Governor of Texas. He is neither a king nor a dictator,
>although he is acting like one. Governor Perry has trampled on the rights
>of the parents of Texas to make appropriate medical decisions for their
>minor children by requiring this vaccine. It is the parents who have the
>corresponding responsibility to care for their children should the vaccine
>cause them harm. Governor Perry does not have either the right or the
>responsibility in this regard.
>While some parents may wish to have their daughters vaccinated with
>Gardasil, many will not. This is a decision for them to make, not the
>This is an outrage that must be reversed. If Governor Perry wont
>withdraw his Order, the Legislature must act to overturn it.
>While it is true that Texas has an opt-out law allowing parents to refuse
>to have their children vaccinated for religious or philosophical reasons,
>the burden is on the parents to find out how to do so.
>Also, it is unclear whether the opt-out provision is applicable to
>children in private and parochial schools.
>If you live in Texas, please contact the Governors Liaison, Brandon leBlanc
><mailto:Brandon at gov.tx.state.us>Brandon at gov.tx.state.us.
>Contact your State Representative or Senator
>Tell them that, as a parent or grandparent, you demand that the Governor
>and Texas lawmakers
>respect the rights of parents to make medical decisions for their children
>without government interference!
>The Executive Order must be withdrawn by Governor Perry, or overridden by
>the Texas Legislature.
>If you live in a state other than Texas, be vigilant it could happen to you!
>Contact: Colleen Parro rnclife at swbell.net
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