With regards to HB 143, I am usually in favor of vaccines. However, I cannot find myself in line with the party over this particular bill. There's a reason, too. The company that makes the vaccine is none other than Merck. The same Merck that had to withdraw Vioxx off the market. The same Merck that's facing a few lawsuits over Fosamax, including a case filed in Louisville this past summer.
If it were not Merck that made the vaccine, then I would likely be in favor. However, that is not the case and we're talking about a company that has ruined it's reputation over the past several years.