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4/26/07<br><br><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/26/us/26texas.html?ex=1335240000&en=60e660eb089488f9&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss" target="_blank">http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/26/us...rssnyt&emc=rss</a><br><br><i>In a 135-to-2 vote that appeared veto-proof, the Texas House gave final passage on Wednesday to a Senate bill that bars the state from ordering the shots until at least 2011. Even many supporters of the governor resented Mr. Perry’s proposal as an abuse of executive authority.</i><br><br><i>But Senator Leticia van de Putte, a Democrat from San Antonio who is a pharmacist and was the lone Senate vote for the vaccination program, <b>said that with 400 deaths in Texas from cervical cancer each year, “I’m thinking of the women that will die because we didn’t act.”</b></i><br><br><br>
Please.<br><br>
See my siggy. Instead of lining Merck's greedy pockets, maybe Leticia should make sure the women, particularly minority women, in her state get pap smears.
 

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'nuff said?
 

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Just another Merck puppet.<br><br>
Here's her Garda$il press release from last year: <a href="http://www.vandeputte.senate.state.tx.us/pr06/p071806a.htm" target="_blank">http://www.vandeputte.senate.state.t...6/p071806a.htm</a><br><br>
From an article regarding her sponsorship of the failed bills, including the one she planned for boys:<br><br><i>Farrar and Van de Putte each wrote proposals that would require vaccinations for girls starting in September 2007, a full year earlier than the governor has mandated. Both Farrar and Van de Putte also said they could be in favor of sponsoring similar bills for boys in the next session.<br><br>
"It is my hope that if the cancer vaccine for girls is required, Texans will see the benefit, and legislation to require the cancer vaccine for boys would be received more readily," said Van de Putte, a pharmacist whose two daughters have received the first of three doses of the vaccine.</i>
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">But Senator Leticia van de Putte, a Democrat from San Antonio who is a pharmacist and was the lone Senate vote for the vaccination program, said that with 400 deaths in Texas from cervical cancer each year, “I’m thinking of the women that will die because we didn’t act.”</td>
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I had a chance to give testimony before this senator and found her to be unimpressive. The topic was the forcing of stimulants on children in schools by school officials, and until now I did not realize the senator was a pharmacist. I can now see why she reacted the way she did to certain questions and topics. She is definitely influenced by big pharma.
 

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I would have loved to be in there to say "Wow, for a pharmacist you aren't very informed -- the only women who die from cervical cancer are the ones who NEVER get a pap -- maybe we should invest in EDUCATION and not DRUGS"
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I would have loved to be in there to say "Wow, for a pharmacist you aren't very informed -- the only women who die from cervical cancer are the ones who NEVER get a pap -- maybe we should invest in EDUCATION and not DRUGS"</div>
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And add that of those women who died from cervical cancer...just how many of those would have been 'saved' from death by getting this vaccine? Certainly not ALL...and definitely not even a large percentage...<br><br>
So much easier to give a vaccine and 'pretend' it is saving the world!
 
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