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Michele Bachmann Blasts ‘Perrycare’ in New Video


She likened Rick Perry's HPV mandate to "Obamacare."

Fresh on the heels of the recent Tea Party Republican presidential debate, GOP candidate Michele Bachmann is continuing her scorn of rival Rick Perry's executive order mandating HPV vaccinations for young girls.

In a recently released video, Bachmann labels the Texas governor's executive order "Perrycare," likening it to "Obamacare" or any other "care" that "mandates a family’s healthcare choices and violates the rights of parents on these issues..."

Bachmann states:

“There are many important issues in this presidential campaign – including the role of government, abuse of executive power and crony capitalism,” she says in the web video. “As a mother of three daughters, I believe that parents are the ones who should decide whether or not their young daughters should receive injections for sexually transmitted diseases. These are decisions that are best left to parents, the children and their doctors and should take into consideration the child’s health and the family’s values.”

“Whether it’s Obamacare or Perrycare I oppose any governor or president who mandates a family’s healthcare choices and violates the rights of parents on these issues – especially if the decision-making process occurs behind closed doors, bypassing legislative action, and favors campaign contributors over families. That’s not right. As president, I’ll do what’s right for families.”

Watch for yourself, below:

Editor's note: Blaze blogger Meredith Jessup thinks Bachmann's criticism of Perry's vaccination order won't do much to help her campaign. Click here to find out why.

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