February 7, 2007
Gardasil 'Not an Emergency,' Says Texas Senator
The way states are proposing bills on Gardasil right and left, getting every young girl injected with Gardasil appears to be some kind of national emergency that must be implemented right away or the sky will fall (or should we say Merck's shares will fall?)
Thankfully, some people are still calm and rational and not motivated by financial gain.
Several key Republicans urged Gov. Rick Perry on Monday to rescind his executive order making Texas the first state to require girls to be vaccinated against the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer.
Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, chairwoman of the health and human services committee, said it perfectly:
"This is not an emergency," said Nelson, adding that she plans to ask Attorney General Greg Abbott for an opinion on the legality of Perry's order. "It needs to be discussed and debated."