Thursday, February 08, 2007

":Call me a bad libertarian, but public health campaigns like these seem to me to be one of the few cases where government coercion is a slam dunk"

Via Instapundit, a libertarian comes out for mandatory HPV vaccination. Eugene Volokh echoes her comments. Here in Texas, Gov. Rick Perry has already issued an executive order to mandate this vaccination, causing confusion among Democrats and Republicans alike. Writing for the liberal Burnt Orange Report, Todd Hill sounds downright libertarian when he asks, "Are we really that gullible to allow this much government intervention into personal decision making?" But former Democratic candidate for governor Chris Bell issues a statement supporting the decision. Meanwhile, some social conservatives are opposing the executive order.

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