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Perry: No Connection Between HPV Vaccine and Mental Retardation
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Edited on Tue Sep-13-11 02:19 PM by brooklynite
Source: National Review

Asked about Michele Bachmanns remarks suggesting a link between the HPV vaccine and mental retardation, Rick Perry indicated he saw no connection.

You heard the same arguments about giving our children protections from some of the childhood diseases, and they were.. autism was part of that. Now weve subsequently found out that was generated and not true, Perry told NBC News.


Perry also said he was taken aback by the few cheers that erupted in the audience at the suggestion that candidates should favor letting uninsured sick people die if they get a serious disease.

Were the party of life, he said. We ought to be coming up with ways to save lives.

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How courageous of Perry to say so.....twelve hours after the Debate, when he could have said something to the millions watching on TV.
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  -Perry: No Connection Between HPV Vaccine and Mental Retardation brooklynite  Sep-13-11 02:18 PM   #0 
  - They are the party of life? News to me! nt  thereismore   Sep-13-11 02:26 PM   #1 
  - They ARE - up to birth, at least.  closeupready   Sep-13-11 03:04 PM   #8 
  - They love the babies... UNTIL they're born!  mac56   Sep-13-11 04:06 PM   #12 
  - Only because they have a never ending need...  Frisbee   Sep-13-11 03:53 PM   #10 
  - And yet half of the country will proudly vote for these morons!  Walk away   Sep-13-11 02:30 PM   #2 
  - actually, be very glad that Perry didn't say something real time about the 'let 'em die' thing, that  stockholmer   Sep-13-11 02:31 PM   #3 
  - I don't know why he was "taken aback"  nolaboy   Sep-13-11 02:36 PM   #4 
  - well, facts hurt religious fundies' feelings, so I think that Perry saying it straight up  alp227   Sep-13-11 02:37 PM   #5 
  - Perry actually quoting something scientific? That vaccinations don't cause autism.  sinkingfeeling   Sep-13-11 02:37 PM   #6 
  - They never had it  R Merm   Sep-13-11 02:38 PM   #7 
  - There is a connection between Merck and Perry's buddies though.  Altoid_Cyclist   Sep-13-11 03:39 PM   #9 
  - So what?  jberryhill   Sep-13-11 04:53 PM   #14 
     - There are genuine arguements that suggest  SnakeEyes   Sep-13-11 05:47 PM   #16 
     - There are arguments all over the map about anything  jberryhill   Sep-13-11 05:49 PM   #17 
     - The issue of interest is relevant  Capitalocracy   Sep-13-11 07:16 PM   #20 
     - Okay, so  jberryhill   Sep-13-11 07:45 PM   #21 
        - No, I'm just saying it still has to be taken into account. nt  Capitalocracy   Sep-13-11 07:59 PM   #23 
           - I agree  jberryhill   Sep-13-11 08:33 PM   #25 
     - Call me cynical, but I have reservations about a person who would  Altoid_Cyclist   Sep-13-11 08:16 PM   #24 
        - The CDC is not running an experiment here  jberryhill   Sep-13-11 08:35 PM   #26 
           - +1  HuckleB   Sep-14-11 12:05 AM   #30 
           - That's fine if you want to trust the FDA and the pharma giants.  Altoid_Cyclist   Sep-14-11 07:15 AM   #31 
              - Concerns have been raised on this vaccine  freshstart   Sep-14-11 07:57 AM   #32 
              - Sharyl Attkisson is a well-know anti-vaccine pusher.  HuckleB   Sep-14-11 04:48 PM   #33 
              - Try science, rather than propaganda.  HuckleB   Sep-14-11 04:49 PM   #34 
  - Related link here.  proverbialwisdom   Sep-13-11 04:03 PM   #11 
  - As if either of them would recognise sound science...  AlbertCat   Sep-13-11 04:42 PM   #13 
  - Rick Perry, the "moderate" wing of the Republican Party.  ProgressoDem   Sep-13-11 05:11 PM   #15 
  - If Dr. Rick Perry ever declares me mentally brain dead, please call for a second opinion. Ok?  lindysalsagal   Sep-13-11 05:59 PM   #18 
  - This might just be a stroke of genius on Bachmann's part.  Capitalocracy   Sep-13-11 07:13 PM   #19 
  - the inanely stupid leading the stupidly insane. sounds right for repukedom.  marasinghe   Sep-13-11 07:53 PM   #22 
  - I am sure that all of you will notice that he never answered the question  left on green only   Sep-13-11 10:24 PM   #27 
  - Rachael Agress with him on MSNBC  obama14   Sep-13-11 11:17 PM   #28 
  - Duh.  HuckleB   Sep-14-11 12:04 AM   #29 

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