POLITICS
08/15/2011 08:35 am ET Updated Oct 15, 2011

Rick Perry Walks Back HPV Decision

For years, Gov. Rick Perry has taken flak for his 2007 attempt to require girls to be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, the most commonly sexually transmitted disease and the principal cause of cervical cancer. At the risk of angering fellow conservatives, Perry has always insisted he did the right thing.

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