Oregon GOP Accuses Dems Of Pushing ‘Forced Injections’ Amid Vaccine Debate

on September 21, 2011 in Miami, Florida.
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Oregon’s Republican Party railed against “forced vaccines” from its official Twitter account on Monday evening.

“Oregon Democrats were just joking about ‘my body, my choice’ while rammimg [sic] forced injections down every Oregon parent’s throat,” the account tweeted.

The tweet references HB 3063, an Oregon state House bill that would get rid of non-medical exemptions to vaccinating schoolchildren.

Oddly enough, one of the chief sponsors of the bill, Rep. Cheri Helt, is a Republican.

“This was a priority for me this session,” Helt told the Statesman Journal. “It is to make sure that we’re going to protect our student’s safety.”

Thanks to a growing population of people who refuse to vaccinate themselves or their children, this year saw the worst measles outbreak in 25 years.

The party has not responded to TPM’s requests for comment.

H/t Vice.

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