Heartland Institute includes a national update on the dwindling movement to mandate the HPV vaccine in its June edition of Health Care News . . .
When HPV vaccine mandates began to roll through 24 state legislatures early in 2007, pro-family activist groups such as Focus on the Family, Family Research Council, Concerned Women for America, and Eagle Forum alerted parents.
Parents, in turn, expressed outrage to their state lawmakers and wrote letters of opposition to their local newspaper editors. As the public controversy heated up, Dr. Jon Abramson, chairman of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), chafed at the idea of another vaccine mandate, this one for a sexually transmitted virus.
"I told Merck my personal opinion that it shouldn't be mandated," Abramson told The Washington Times in February. "And they heard it from other committee members."
Check out all the stories Illinois Review has featured over the past few months on the topic of the HPV vaccine here.