Perry’s Gardasil ‘Mistake’ Cost Girls their Lives

Reneging on Gardasil mandate in the Lone-Star State is an admission of guilt and should not be forgiven or forgotten.
By: Leslie Carol Botha, Vice President of SaneVax Inc.
Aug. 22, 2011 - PRLog -- According to VAERS analyst and SANE Vax team member Janny Stokvis, Governor Rick Perry should have been aware and taken action on the mounting injuries from Gardasil in Texas before an attempt to mandate the vaccine. VAERS reports one girl died post-Gardasil vaccination, there were 14 life-threatening situations and 31 girls became disabled after Perry’s attempt to issue an executive order. The effort to introduce the drug into Texas schools turned into one of Perry's greatest defeats.  His admission of a ‘mistake’ five years later is reprehensible.

Perry’s order would have become effective in 2008 and girls would be involuntarily immunized unless they ‘opted out’ upon entry to the 6th grade. Texas was the first state to require that schoolgirls get vaccinated against a multi-strain virus to prevent ‘cervical cancer.’ Unfortunately, the National Cancer Institute has not directly linked the virus to cervical cancer.1

Is this poor judgment from a man running for president?

During a 16 month investigation of Gardasil, side effects were documented in a disturbing number of cases to VAERS including 3,589 during a 16 month period.2 Even though thousands of girls reported adverse reactions to the vaccine, Perry found no reason to modify or withdraw his executive order. Those numbers have now risen to over 22,000 and yet, it took political posturing for Perry to admit his ‘mistake.’

In addition the executive order mandated that the Department of State Health Services make the HPV vaccine available through the Texas Vaccines for Children program for eligible young females up to age 18, and the Health and Human Services Commission shall make the vaccine available to Medicaid-eligible young females from age 19 to 21. 3

Medicaid? That means that the private sector that refuses to buy into the HPV vaccine scheme would now pay for Merck’s Gardasil hoax.

Is this a man in bed with Big Pharma?

According to VAERS, Texas has had its fair share of reports of adverse reactions:
As of July 12, 2011 the total number HPV vaccine adverse events reported to VAERS is 22,619 – with an estimated 1 to 10% of the HPV vaccine injured population reporting.4

19,170 reports are from the U.S. – 3,127 of those events are from unknown locations.
914 reports out of the 19,170 reports are from Texas. But considering the fact that 3,127 reports have an unknown location, this number could be higher.5

Gardasil Adverse Events in Texas:

•   One death report of a 26 year old woman who died Nov 20076
•   67 reports are listed as serious7
•   14 reports of Life threatening situations8
•   433 reports of emergency room visits9
•   45 reports of hospitalization10
•   10 reports extended hospital stay11
•   174 reports where the girls did not recover from their injuries12
•   31 reports of girls now disabled13

Is this a man who ignores his constituency in favor of Big Pharma?

Even after the issuance of the executive order, and the challenge by the Texas Legislature, Perry defended his position.  At a press conference, he played a video message from a 31-year old cervical cancer patient hooked to an oxygen tube, who was too sick to testify earlier at the statehouse. Perry declared:

‘I challenge legislators to look these women in the eyes and tell them, `We could have prevented this disease for your daughters and granddaughters, but we just didn’t have the gumption to address all the misguided and misleading political rhetoric…’14

Is this a man who has been corrupted by Big Pharma?

In fact - Rick Perry’s previous Chief of Staff worked as a lobbyist for Merck at the time and Perry and eight other Republican law makers received donations of $6000.00 from Merck lobbyists just a few days before the executive order was issued.

Now that Perry has declared his candidacy for President he told reporters in New Hampshire that he regretted his handling of the vaccine, explaining: “I signed an executive order that allowed for an opt out, but the fact of the matter is that I didn’t do my research well enough to understand that we needed to have a substantial conversation with our citizenry.”  Too little – too late, Governor Perry.

SANE Vax Inc. believes that every governor should be looking at the number of Gardasil adverse reactions in their respective states.  It is time that other politicians admit their ‘mistakes’ to their constituents as well.


1.  National Cancer Institute - Cervical Cancer Prevention, Health Professional Version

2. Judicial Watch

3.  Politics News

4.  MedAlerts[]=HPV&VAX[]=HPV2&VAX[]=HPV4

5. MedAlerts[]=HPV&VAX[]=HPV2&VAX[]=HPV4

6. MedAlerts[]=HPV&VAX[]=HPV2&VAX[]=HPV4&DIED=Yes&STATE[]=TX


8. MedAlerts[]=HPV&VAX[]=HPV2&VAX[]=HPV4&L_THREAT=Yes&STATE[]=TX

9. MedAlerts[]=HPV&VAX[]=HPV2&VAX[]=HPV4&ER_VISIT=Yes&STATE[]=TX


11. MedAlerts[]=HPV&VAX[]=HPV2&VAX[]=HPV4&X_STAY=Yes&STATE[]=TX

12. MedAlerts[]=HPV&VAX[]=HPV2&VAX[]=HPV4&RECOVD=No&STATE[]=TX

13. MedAlerts[]=HPV&VAX[]=HPV2&VAX[]=HPV4&DISABLE=Yes&STATE[]=TX

14.  Malia Litman Blog

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Source:Leslie Carol Botha, Vice President of SaneVax Inc.
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