Texas Cowtows To Merck Pharmaceuticals

February 5, 2007 09:00 AM

You may find it hard to believe that the state of Texas is now mandating the Gardasil human papilloma virus vaccine for school children; but in fact, that is precisely what has happened.

In an outrageous response to the heavily bankrolled campaign Merck has been pursuing in every state, Texas Governor Rick Parry has succumbed to the pressure.

As Debi Vinnedge, director of Children of God for Life said, "It is an outrage that Governor Perry is forcing this vaccine on families."

The latest news on Gardasil (as well as the ethical and medical problems involved) is there for anyone to see. Let's put an end to the high-pressure tactics of Merck and protect our children.

 

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