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Bachmann opposes ‘PerryCare’ decision to mandate HPV vaccine

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), in a Web video released Friday, bestowed the moniker PerryCare on Texas Gov. Rick Perrys (R) mandate that teenage girls in Texas receive HPV vaccines.

The video signals an effort by Bachmann to take back control of an issue that started out as a major boost to her campaign but quickly unraveled into a liability.

Whether its ObamaCare or PerryCare, I oppose any governor or president who mandates a familys healthcare choices and violates the rights of parents on these issues, Bachmann says in the video. Especially if the decision-making process occurs behind closed doors, bypassing legislative action, and favors campaign contributors over families.

Under Perrys mandate, parents may opt their daughters out of the vaccination program.

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