At an Iowa Town Hall Thursday, GOP presidential hopeful and failed California senatorial candidate Carly Fiorina came out against the stateâ€™s mandatory vaccination law.
Fiorina cited the need to protect religious liberty adding, â€œWhen in doubt, itâ€™s always the parentâ€™s choice,â€ according to the Washington Post.
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However, according to the Washington Post she added, â€œWhen you have highly communicable diseases where we have a vaccine thatâ€™s proven, like measles or mumps, then I think a parent can make that choice — but then I think a school district is well within their rights to say: â€˜Iâ€˜m sorry, your child cannot then attend public school.â€™ So a parent has to make that trade-off.â€
Fiorina went on to say school districtsâ€™ should not be able to mandate â€œthese more esoteric immunizations.â€
The presidential candidate told Iowa residents a story about how she resented a school nurse trying to â€œbullyâ€ her daughter into getting the HPV vaccination for her child.
According to Slate.com, Fiorina has been a vocal opponent of Californiaâ€™s vaccination law, which currently faces opposition from signature gatherers seeking a referendum.
â€œCalifornia is wrong on most everything, honestly,â€ Slate quotes Fiorina saying. â€œIâ€™m not at all surprised that they made that mistake as well.â€
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