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Gov. Perry's Decision Is Acknowledgment that Health and Science Should Not Be Held Hostage to Politics

Put Health and Science ahead of Politics

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 2, 2007

Texas Freedom Network President Kathy Miller responded today to Gov. Rick Perry’s decision that schoolgirls in Texas must be vaccinated against the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer.

“Today’s decision by the governor is not just a positive step forward in efforts to promote women’s health. It is also an important acknowledgment that health and science should not be held hostage to politics and ideology.”

Note that many of the groups that oppose making the HPV vaccine mandatory are the same ones that oppose promising medical research involving embryonic stem cells. And they oppose giving teens medically accurate information about responsible family planning and the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases.

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