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Merck-backed Rick Perry tried to mandate HPV vaccines for all young girls in Texas

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer
Tags: Rick Perry, HPV vaccines, health news

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(NaturalNews) Texas Governor Rick Perry can try all he wants to mimic the liberty-oriented language of honest presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, but it will never erase the fact that he signed an executive order in 2007 mandating that all teenage girls in the Lone Star State, starting at age 12, receive the dangerous HPV vaccine.

Worse, lobbyist Mike Toomey -- Merck & Co., the maker of the Gardasil, hired Toomey back in 2005 to promote the vaccine in Texas -- is now running Mr. Perry's presidential candidacy "super pac."

He wants the public to think, of course, that he supports individual liberty and state's rights, but Mr. Perry has repeatedly demonstrated that he actually supports the special interests that back him financially and politically, which in this case continues to include Merck & Co., the main purveyor of the HPV vaccine hoax.

In case you are unaware, the HPV vaccines Gardasil (Merck) and Cervarix (GlaxoSmithKline) are still being marketed as a prevention method for thwarting the onset of cervical cancer in women. But as we have written about on numerous occasions, the vaccine is both ineffective and highly dangerous, having cost untold thousands of young girls their livelihoods and even their lives (http://www.naturalnews.com/HPV.html).

When questioned about the executive order during a recent debate, Mr. Perry tried to sidestep his blatant disregard for the rule of law and parental rights in signing it by claiming that his goal was to "save lives." He did not, of course, admit that Toomey, his current super pac coordinator, was paid as much as $535,000 in lobbying fees by Merck to promote Gardasil between 2005 and 2010.

The Texas state legislature overturned Mr. Perry's egregious executive order not long after its passage, but the simple fact still remains that its passage was a direct result of lobbying efforts put forth by a multinational drug company. It was also a direct slap in the fact to every single Texan, as it bypassed the normal legislative procedure for passing laws, and essentially dictated that Texas parents had no freedom of vaccine choice.

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