Bachmann Attacks Perry For Giving Girls Anti-Cancer Vaccine . . . And Retardation

We have been following what Jon Huntsman called the war on science in the GOP. Now Rep. Michele Bachmann has added to the attacks on global warming, evolution, environmental protections, and other scientific work with a claim that the leading anti-cancer vaccine given to little girls causes retardation. Experts responded with alarm that Bachmann’s comments could discourage families from giving children the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

During the last debate with Texas governor Rick Perry, Bachmann lashed him for his 2007 order to vaccinate young girls when “little girls . . . have a potentially dangerous reaction to this drug.” She explained part of her scientific research for this remarkable claim:

I had a mother last night come up to me here in Tampa after the debate. She told me that her little daughter took that vaccine, that injection, and she suffered from mental retardation thereafter. It can have very dangerous side effects.

While more than 35 million doses have been administered without such reports of dangers, Bachmann has triggered a debate over its safety. It could be a very damaging political attack if young girls are made more vulnerable to cancer.

Source: Guardian

112 thoughts on “Bachmann Attacks Perry For Giving Girls Anti-Cancer Vaccine . . . And Retardation”

  1. mespo727272
    1, September 15, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    I’ll support any Tea Party Republican candidate who calls for self-decollation!


    (forgive me for this) … Which head?

  2. Blouise:

    I’ll support any Tea Party Republican candidate who calls for self-decollation!

  3. Elaine,

    I’m a progressive do-it-your-selfer … thus I’m willing to support any candidate who calls for self-circumcision for males.

  4. Robert,

    So…I take it you are for making medical decisions based upon Google searches.

    (National Institute of Health)

    Circumcision is the removal of the foreskin, which is the skin that covers the tip of the penis. In the United States, it is often done before a new baby leaves the hospital. There are medical benefits and risks to circumcision. Possible benefits include a lower risk of urinary tract infections, penile cancer and sexually transmitted diseases. The risks include pain and a low risk of bleeding or infection. These risks are higher for older babies, boys and men.

    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) does not recommend routine circumcision. Parents need to decide what is best for their sons, based on their religious, cultural and personal preferences.

  5. Robt. Paulson:

    I go where I please, and I calls ’em as I sees ’em. But you do have some things wrong. I do not categorize myself by any label and I do consider you a dumbass. Other than that edit, I think you’re about right.

  6. Robert Paulson is not my name but shh I am trying to trick the spam filter
    1, September 15, 2011 at 6:14 pm
    If you google circumcision cervical cancer, there seems to be very good evidence that circumcision dramatically reduces the risk of both AIDS as well as cervical cancer.

    Given this, I take it that we are all for mandating circumcision as a requirement for public school attendance.


    Only if you plan to attend school in Uganda.

    What non-Robert failed to mention but is also in the article he recommends:

    “Circumcision is also not widely practiced in certain countries in Europe, but cervical cancer rates are very low in these countries because screening is common.

    Cervical cancer rates are very high in countries like Mexico and Brazil, where neither circumcision nor screening is widespread.”

  7. “mespo727272
    1, September 15, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Apologies in advance but, query: Will continued public dancing with an obviously gay Porky Pig lead to retardation?”

    Really? You went there?

    I guess it’s okay since you consider yourself liberal and we all know that means you can’t be a dumbass homophobe.

  8. Hey Gene! Kicking back tonight with a little Dewars and, in honor of Tareq Salahi, cranking a little “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)” from Steve Perry and Journey.

  9. Apologies in advance but, query: Will continued public dancing with an obviously gay Porky Pig lead to retardation?

  10. Yes….Anon Nurse….I said it already…great stuff…finally something with substance….Walker..about as shallow as the short end of a Texas river….Other words…all’s you’ll come up with is dirt…Now why the FBI is involved in a State Election issue…is a mystery….

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