The Texas legislature sent their governor a "Take that!" message this week when they overruled Gov. Perry's exec order requiring all 11 year old girls to get the HPV vaccine. Links of the governor's staff to the vaccine manufacturer were eyebrow-raising and led to the reprimand . . .
Illinois' HPV vaccine mandate faced similar obstacles and the mandate has slowed to encouraging public education about the issue. But parents should remain on a cautiously-optimistic alert.
AUSTIN, Texas (BP)--The Texas Senate easily passed a bill April 24 reversing Gov. Rick Perry's controversial order requiring young girls to be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, a sexually transmitted disease that can cause cervical cancer.
The Senate passed the bill 30-1, sending it back to the House, which passed a similar version 118-23 in March. Both chambers had veto-proof margins. The bill marks a rare showdown between the Republican-controlled legislature and the Republican governor.