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VIRGINIA: Va. Senate Kills 'Personhood' Bill




 

Washington Times (02.24.12) - Friday, February 24, 2012

Among actions taken in the Senate's Republican-controlled Education and Health Committee on Thursday was sign-off on a measure to repeal the mandate that Virginia school girls receive the vaccine against human papillomavirus, an STD known to cause cervical cancer. The proposed bill would make vaccination an "opt-in" provision. The state mandate currently in force includes a clause that lets parents opt out of vaccinating their child for any reason.



 


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