By way of PZ Myers, we read that the Texas Republican Party Platform contains the following:
All adult citizens should have the legal right to conscientiously choose which vaccines are administered to themselves, or their minor children, without penalty for refusing a vaccine. We oppose any effort by any authority to mandate such vaccines or any medical database that would contain personal records of citizens without their consent.
Once again, it’s worth noting that all available data indicate that anti-vaccinationism has a slight right-wing bias. Unfortunately, until this platform, neither party threw its hat in the ring on this issue.