“HPV vaccine attack could harm 'innocent' girls,” an article by Arthur Caplan, PH.D, talks about the recent GOP presidential candidate’s debate that took place Monday. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann of Minnesota makes a statement against Texas Governor Rick Perry saying, “To have innocent little 12-year-old girls be forced to have a government injection …is just flat out wrong.” The article goes on to talk about Congresswoman Bachmann’s reasoning behind the statement. She claims she talked to a mother, after the debate, whose daughter became retarded after the vaccine. She also thinks Governor Perry wanted these “dangerous” injections so he would profit from the manufacturer.
The article also talks about how research shows that the vaccines have been proven to be safe and effective. This article is interesting because you see the topic of HPV and how politicians use it to attack one another. HPV is an issue that affects the women of every class. In this case I don't think Congresswoman Bachmann was qualified to say that the vaccine was dangerous. I think she made the statement to make Governor Perry look bad but in doing so is spreading rumors rather than facts.