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Vaccination: Not as Simple of a Decision as it Seems

Written By: Off the Grid News Service  |  Posted: Monday, December 12th, 2011

            A battle is raging throughout the United States and Great Britain over the widespread use of multiple vaccines in children. Both sides tend to present what they deem a clear-cut case either in support of or opposition to vaccines. Parents of autistic children, in particular, have become increasingly vocal in their opposition to vaccinations, while the medical community at large continues to recommend and defend their use.

            The topic of vaccinations has spilled over into to political arena with new vigor as Governor Rick Perry enters the Republican Presidential race. During a recent debate, Rep. Michele Bachmann questioned the wisdom of Perry's 2007 executive order requiring Texan girls to be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, which causes cervical cancer. Bachmann insinuated that Perry may have had ulterior motives in issuing the mandate because a lobbyist for the vaccine-maker was Perry's former chief of staff.

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