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SQUEEKY2's avatar

Why is the vaccine mandate an attack on freedom, while the abortion law in Texas isn't?

Asked by SQUEEKY2 (20603points) 3 weeks ago

Just wondering?

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

Right Winger GOP platform.

TJFKAJ's avatar

Good question

Caravanfan's avatar

It’s not. It’s right wing gaslighting.

TJFKAJ's avatar

Ok
So sorry

SQUEEKY2's avatar

What are you sorry for??^^^

SavoirFaire's avatar

He might think that @Caravanfan was responding to him rather than to the question title.

TJFKAJ's avatar

@SQUEEKY2
Nothing
Its an expression of courtesy. Don’t want to be unnecessarily disagreeable.

Caravanfan's avatar

@TJFKAJ Wasn’t talking to you. I was answering the original question. If I wanted to tag you I would have tagged my response as I did here.

TJFKAJ's avatar

I guess that explains everything

SABOTEUR's avatar

You’re attempting to make sense of nonsense.

It can’t be done.

Nomore_lockout's avatar

Republican double standard, as always. Vaccine mandate is an attack on freedom, attempts at reasonable gun control legislation are an attack on freedom. Threatening a death penalty for women getting or seeking an abortion is no problem. Freedom and rights only apply to conservative Repub men.

JLoon's avatar

Because hack politicians fueling the debate on both issues are sick with hypocrisy megalomania – Symptoms of Fetus Fever.

And it’s incurable.

Caravanfan's avatar

@JLoon Is correct. It works as a wedge issue for both sides.

kritiper's avatar

The mandate deals with you. Abortion deals with the unborn.

mazingerz88's avatar

Because no one should have freedom those who want to kill their own embryos and babies
...is what I assume anti-abortion folks believe.

Forever_Free's avatar

because the political brains in Texas follow the oxyMORON way of thinking with a heavy dose of moron.

Dutchess_III's avatar

But no one should be allowed to kill other people with the virus, @mazingerz88.

Jaxk's avatar

Interesting comparisons. Over 600,000 have died from covid and over 600,000 babies have died from abortions annually. “My body my choice” seems to apply to both vaccines and abortions. Regardless, which side you’re on the issues are comparable.

canidmajor's avatar

@Jaxk The issues are not comparable. If I have an abortion, my pregnant neighbor will not miscarry because of it. Using a slogan that has been exclusively associated with women’s reproductive rights for over 50 years to justify defying public health measures is a particularly pernicious method of gaslighting.

cheebdragon's avatar

@Jaxk Yeah, “my body, my choice” exclusively justifies killing a fetus for personal convenience.~

SQUEEKY2's avatar

@cheebdragon,. In case of rape, incest, or the mother’s health it very much is.

Caravanfan's avatar

@cheebdragon Yeah, forcing women to carry fetuses to term against their will is the American way. Go ‘murica, er, I mean, Gilead! Why not just force them to wear red dresses and white bonnets while you’re at it?

Tropical_Willie's avatar

“Keep them barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen” – - the ‘Murican way.

SavoirFaire's avatar

The thing about anti-vaxxers using “my body, my choice” as a slogan is that it’s completely in bad faith. The fact is, those who are in favor of the vaccine by and large do not support forcing anyone to get it. So there is no inconsistency in the position of those who support both promoting the vaccine and defending abortion rights.

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