Bachmann Won't Apologize for Pushing Baseless HPV Vaccine-"Retardation" Link
1:29 PM, Sep 16, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Following Tuesday's debate, Bachmann said: "There’s a woman who came up crying to me tonight after the debate. She said her daughter was given that vaccine. She told me her daughter suffered mental retardation as a result of that vaccine." There's no scientific evidence that the HPV vaccine can cause "mental retardation."
Bachmann took what was a legitimate issue and probably rendered it impotent by credulously repeating crackpot claim. Two scientists have offered Bachmann $11,000 if she can prove the claim is true.