Editorial: Bill takes parents out of decision-making role for HPV vaccine

Margaret A. Bengs The Sacramento Bee 9/28/2011

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is being castigated in the presidential primary for his 2007 executive order mandating a vaccine for the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus, or HPV, for girls entering sixth grade, unless their parents opted out, an order overturned by the Texas Legislature.

Now Gov. Jerry Brown […]

Under Scrutiny, Perry Walks Back HPV Decision

Jay Root The Texas Tribune 8/14/2011

Updated Monday, 2 p.m. CST: Perry spoke to Des Moines-based WHO radio and was asked about his HPV executive order: “That particular issue is one that I readily stand up and say I made a mistake on. I listened to the legislature, they said that was not going to […]

‘Rick Perry not a true conservative’

Tom Tancredo Opinion Contributor Politico 8/11/2011

On Saturday Texas Gov. Rick Perry is expected to announce whether or not he will run for president. Many now believe he will.

Perry is eager to separate himself from his predecessor in the Texas governor’s mansion, George W. Bush — who is unpopular with both tea party Republicans […]

Perry, Merck, Gardasil

Texas governor orders STD vaccine for all girls

Decision comes after maker of cervical cancer shot doubled lobbying efforts Associated Press via MSNBC 2/3/2007

Bypassing the Legislature altogether, Republican Gov. Rick Perry issued an order Friday making Texas the first state to require that schoolgirls get vaccinated against the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical […]