Politics make strange bedfellows (letter to the editor)
With its adherence to the anti-science and anti-vaxx posture, the right has embarked on the mission to undermine one of their most cherished and “sacred” tactile stones.
Ignoring the fact that they are turning their backs on their 45-month-long appeals to President 45 for ‘credit’ for Operation Warp Speed which led to the science that created the vaccines they are now terrified of, they adopt the deliciously ironic position of “My body.” My choice.”
If this sounds familiar to you, it should.
Women (and men) in the pro-choice movement have used the phrase for decades to support women’s right to choose in abortion matters.
So now, in a delightful twist of political fate, the anti-science, anti-choice and anti-vaxx mob is embracing the concepts of “choice” and “privacy in medical decision-making.” For those unfamiliar with him, the legal basis for Roe v Wade rested on exactly this idea, that the government has no right to override individuals’ private medical decisions.
Therefore, I say, “Of course you folks. ” Carry on. You are doing the work of decades of pro-choice activists. Doesn’t politics create some really weird bedfellows? Welcome next door.
I look forward to reading your amicus brief to SCOTUS endorsing a woman’s right to choose.
(Dr. F. Michael Westhafer is a resident of New Dorp.)