Don't Mess With Texas: Lawmakers Block Mandatory Anti-Cancer Shots

Texas conservatives have won the latest round in the fight over a vaccine that prevents cervical cancer. Yesterday, the Texas legislature gave final passage to a billl that bars the state from ordering the shots until at least 2011.

In early February, when Texas Governor Rick Perry – a Republican who is generally a staunch ally of the Christian right – signed an executive order making Texas the first state to require HPV vaccination (with certain exemptions), women’s groups didn’t exactly back him. Are they regretting that decision?

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Don't Mess With Texas: Lawmakers Block Mandatory Anti-Cancer Shots

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