I just discovered that the teabagger contingent is protesting health reform by appropriating the old familiar feminist slogan, “Keep your laws off my body.” Except there is a big difference between the spirit of the original meaning and how it applies, or doesn’t, to health reform today:
Unlike the issue of abortion rights – wherein the same noisy faction that opposes healthcare for others also aggressively campaigns to prohibit women from controlling their own bodies, and to force them to undergo pregnancy and childbirth against their will – the proposed plan for universal healthcare access doesn’t impose any unwanted procedure on anyone’s body.
Exactly. Not to mention that the same folks who want to “keep America’s health care laws off their bodies” also oppose abortion funding under any health care plan that is passed, which serves the dual function of opposing reform for the sake of being contrary while also being remarkably hypocritical. Or just remarkably dumb. I can’t tell anymore.
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