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Kishore Hari is a science educator with more than a decade's experience producing live science events. He's the director of the Bay Area Science Festival based out of UC-San Francisco.

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This story is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

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Four years ago, Michele Bachmann slammed Rick Perry — then the governor of Texas — for his executive order mandating HPV vaccinations. “I’m a mom of three children,” Bachmann said during a GOP presidential debate. “And to have innocent little 12-year-old girls be forced to have a government injection through an executive order is just flat out wrong.”

Bachmann, who at the time was a Republican congressmember from Minnesota, expanded on her allegations the next day. “I will tell you that I had a mother last night come up to me here in Tampa, Fla., after the debate,” she said on the Today show. “She told me that her little daughter took that vaccine, that injection, and she suffered from mental retardation ther... Read more