CitizenLink: S.C. House Kills HPV Vaccine Mandate:

4-20-2007

S.C. House Kills HPV Vaccine Mandate

The state House killed legislation Wednesday that would have required seventh-grade girls inSouth Carolina to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection that causes cervical cancer.

Focus on the Family supports widespread availability of the vaccine, but opposes mandatory vaccinations.

As conservative groups campaigned heavily against the bill over the past week, many of the dozens of co-sponsors started removing their names.

Rep. Joan Brady, R-Columbia, made the motion to kill her own bill.

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