I certainly think it’s a good idea for teen girls to get the HPV vaccine, but I don’t understand the logic behind it being mandated. The disease is not airborne or anything communicable like other diseases that kids get immunization for.
The religious right idea that it’s going to make teenagers want to have sex is just ludicrous, and symptomatic of the kind of people who’s never talked to a teenager (or been one). But mandated vaccination, especially with the close connection between Gov. Perry and Merck, just smells.