Rick Perry Law Led To Rise In Parents Opting Out Of Vaccines

February 5, 2015 3:45 AM

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Rick Perry Law Led To Rise In Parents Opting Out Of Vaccines

WASHINGTON -- Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has stayed relatively quiet during the latest outbreak of potential 2016 presidential contenders stumbling on vaccination policy, even though he has perhaps the most interesting history on the issue.

In 2007, Perry became the first governor in the U.S. to require young women to get vaccinated against a sexually transmitted disease that can lead to cervical cancer. The move ignited a firestorm among some conservatives -- who claimed the vaccine would promote promiscuity -- and Perry eventually ba...

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