More On HPV.............

John Quayle blueoval57 at VERIZON.NET
Sat Feb 3 14:00:29 MST 2007


><http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2007-02-02-texas_x.htm>http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2007-02-02-texas_x.htm
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>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 
>cervical cancer.
>
>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 
>Governor!
>
>This is an outrage that must be reversed.  If Governor Perry won’t 
>withdraw his Order, the Legislature must act to overturn it.
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>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.
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>Also, it is unclear whether the opt-out provision is applicable to 
>children in private and parochial schools.
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>If you live in Texas, please contact the Governor’s Liaison, Brandon leBlanc
>512/463-3284; e-mail – 
><mailto:Brandon at gov.tx.state.us>Brandon at gov.tx.state.us.
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>Contact your State Representative or Senator
><http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/welcome.php>http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/welcome.php
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>http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/Senate/Members.htm
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>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!
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>The Executive Order must be withdrawn by Governor Perry, or overridden by 
>the Texas Legislature.
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>If you live in a state other than Texas, be vigilant – it could happen to you!
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>Contact:  Colleen Parro – rnclife at swbell.net
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