Press Release
From the Office of State Senator Kevin Eltife

For Immediate Release
February 5, 2007
Contact: Brittani Pruitt
(512) 463-0101

ELTIFE OPPOSES HPV VACCINE MANDATE

I am adamantly opposed to the Governor's Executive Order mandating the HPV vaccine. I would ask Governor Perry to reconsider his decision.

I am not opposed to the State providing funding for those who want the vaccine, but to mandate the vaccine is government interference at its best.

With the Legislature in session, this is an issue that should be taken up by the Legislature and fully debated with input from the public. The issue in no way warrants an executive order.

There are moral issues involved in the vaccine, and these are issues at the heart and soul of parenting and the right to have discussions with your child should not be taken away by a Governor's Executive Order.

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