Bachmann Comment Could Harm HPV Vaccine Take-Up

By: Thursday September 15, 2011 8:55 am

I’ve actually been pleased to see the pushback against Michele Bachmann for intimating that the Gardasil vaccine for human papilloma virus causes mental retardation. The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a strong statement condemning Bachmann’s claim as “false.” A professor in Minnesota offered $1,000 for information leading to the whereabouts of the supposed victim of [...]

Bachmann Connects Perry/Merck Ties to “Crony Capitalism”

By: Tuesday September 13, 2011 11:40 am

Following a predictable pattern for this Republican Presidential primary, Rick Perry is taking a lot of heat from his colleagues for having the right policy on Gardasil, the vaccine for the human papilloma virus. Perry mandated the vaccinations for young girls to prevent cervical cancer. Eventually the state legislature overrode him. Social conservatives like Michele [...]