Sens. John Watkins and Frank Wagner seem to be in a race for the top spot on VV’s RINO Watch List. This time, they sided with the Democrats in killing the repeal of the HPV vaccine requirement.
Supporters of lifting the mandate said parents, not the government, should decide whether girls should be vaccinated. But supporters of the mandate said opponents were just worried that the vaccine encouraged sex among teenagers, because the virus is sexually transmitted.
We’re not talking about something that is an airborne disease or spread through casual contact where a vaccination should be required in order to prevent a public epidemic. Why not leave the option up to the parents then?