It’s no surprise to me that Michele Bachmann would have strong views on Gov. Rick Perry’s executive order mandating girls in Texas receive the HPV vaccine. It is, after all, something that sounds scary… “What? Inject our young girls with a shot that will inoculate them against an STD? They’re so young! Who would do such a thing?”
It’s the perfect platform for a woman as a presidential candidate to speak out on behalf of women everywhere against policies for women created and administered by….men. However, my fear is that in her zeal to call Perry on the carpet and expose this “violation of a liberty interest” she’s missing the point. (and yes I got the point about Merck giving him campaign donations)
Here’s what I don’t get, why so many women seem to be uneducated about a virus which causes cervical cancer.