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IL GOP Lawmaker Spreads Misleading Anti-Vaxxer Propaganda on Facebook

Apr 30, 2019

By Hemant Mehta

Illinois State Rep. Darren Bailey has a long list of horrible legislative accomplishments. He’s opposed a plan to allow the state’s Medicaid program to cover sex reassignment surgeries for transgender citizens. He agreed that if the contributions of LGBTQ people were included in history classes, then we should also teach heterosexual history. And when he sponsored a bill to put “In God We Trust” in every public school, he openly admitted his goal was to push religion in classrooms.

He just outdid himself.

Over the weekend, Bailey promoted anti-vaxxer propaganda to his base.

The image there says nobody has died from measles over a recent decade, but more than 100 have died in the same time span from measles vaccines.

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