Rep. Donna Howard is targeting vulnerable college students with HB 989. During this bill’s hearing, Rep. Howard stated that the bill would require the state to promote increased Gardasil immunization as a means to prevent HPV and cancer on college campuses though this text is not in the bill. If this bill passes, your college students will be inundated with state-funded, predatory marketing campaigns promoting Gardasil, and we have had no reliable assurances that an HPV vaccine mandate will not be considered as part of a statewide strategy to lower HPV rates among young men and women.
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I am writing to you today to ask you to please vote “no” on HB 989 that is up for a vote in the full House Wednesday, May 10.
This bill would use our state resources to market an unproven and unpopular pharmaceutical product to Texas college students.
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