My Body, My Choice

Although the slogan “My Body, My Choice,” has been used by pro-choice advocates for years, it has come back with a vengeance since the leak of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision that struck down Roe v. Wade when the decision was actually released on June 24.

But do these people really believe their own slogan that they recite ad nauseam?

During the “pandemic,” many Americans from every political persuasion were not allowed to say “My Body, My Choice” when it came to taking the Covid-19 vaccine, wearing a mask, attending a large gathering, attending school, having a wedding or funeral, social distancing, going to church, drinking out of a water fountain, eating at a restaurant, working out at a gym, walking in the park, watching a movie, taking a cruse, listening to a concert, taking one’s children to a playground, hugging, shaking hands, going to an amusement park, temperature checks, visiting the sick in the hospital and the elderly in nursing homes, limiting capacity in one’s business, and keeping one’s “non-essential” business open.

But even now, just as before the “pandemic,” many—if not most—Americans from every political persuasion are forbidden from saying “My Body, My Choice” and doing certain things with or to his body. Some of these prohibitions are nationwide and some depend on which state or county one lives in.

Just consider the following.

What if someone says “My Body, My Choice” and wants to smoke marijuana, snort cocaine, or shoot up heroin, drop acid, eat magic mushrooms, consume crystal meth, or try fentanyl? Forbidden.

What if someone says “My Body, My Choice” and wants to take an experimental drug that is not FDA approved? Forbidden.

What if someone says “My Body, My Choice” and wants to pay a prostitute for sex? Forbidden.

What if someone says “My Body, My Choice” and wants to provide sexual services for money? Forbidden.

What if someone says “My Body, My Choice” and wants to be a nude dancer? Forbidden.

What if someone says “My Body, My Choice” and wants to sell one of his kidneys while he is alive? Forbidden.

What if someone says “My Body, My Choice” and wants to sell all of his organs after his death? Forbidden.

What if someone says “My Body, My Choice” and wants to get his hair cut by an unlicensed barber? Forbidden.

What if someone says “My Body, My Choice” and wants to purchase alcohol early to consume in the morning, late at night, or on a Sunday? Forbidden.

What if someone says “My Body, My Choice” and wants to purchase alcohol to consume in a dry county? Forbidden.

What if someone says “My Body, My Choice” and wants to drink a large sugary soft drink?

What if someone says “My Body, My Choice” and wants to distill his own liquor to drink? Forbidden.

What if someone says “My Body, My Choice” and wants to vape flavored substances? Forbidden.

What is someone wants to get medical treatment from an unlicensed physician? Forbidden.

What if someone says “My Body, My Choice” and wants to enter competitive eating contests? Forbidden.

What if someone says “My Body, My Choice” and wants to smoke menthol cigarettes? Forbidden.

What if someone says “My Body, My Choice” and wants to travel to Cuba? Forbidden.

These prohibitions are found in red and blue states alike all across the “land of the free.” Democrats and Republicans at the national and state levels make these laws and liberals and conservatives support these laws.

But in a free society, as long as people don’t violate the personal or property rights of others, and as long as their actions are peaceful, their associations are voluntary, and their interactions are consensual, it’s up to them what they do with or to their body, not the government.

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