Are We a ‘Pro-Choice’ Country?
The “pro-choice” ideology appears to only apply to one decision-making process: whether a woman wants to keep or abort her baby. The ideology behind ‘pro-choice’ is that a woman has the right to decide what happens to her body. I could be wrong, but I think the pro-choice philosophy should also apply to men. We don’t want there to be unequal rights among the sexes, do we?
Don’t you think pro-choice should cover all aspects of a person being able to control what happens to their body? If so, then do you think it’s wrong for hospitals to fire employees who refused to get the flu-shot vaccine? Or, make those healthcare workers who refuse to get the flu vaccine wear a mask and then tell patients they are wearing the mask because they refuse to get the flu shot? Oh, wait a minute! You’re thinking, “Healthcare workers are putting others at risk!” Perhaps. But isn’t a mother putting the unborn baby’s life at risk when she chooses abortion? I know it’s only a blastocyst. Here’s my problem with the blastocyst argument: Doesn’t a sperm swim to the egg? And, isn’t it a bunch of sperms swimming for all they have, competing to be the one that gets in the egg first? For that sperm to be able to swim, it means it is a living organism. For the sperm to be able to force itself into the egg and the egg and itself to join together means both the sperm and egg are living organisms; therefore, when a woman chooses to rid her body of a blastocyst, she is still killing a living organism whose potential is a baby…a human life.
But, this story isn’t really about abortion; it is about the ‘pro-choice’ argument only being brought up when abortion is the discussion on the table. It is a contradiction of society to say that a woman has the right to do whatever she wants with her body when it comes to pregnancy, but then doesn’t have that same right when it comes to vaccinations. Some of the healthcare workers who have been fired even had medical or religious exemptions regarding vaccinations, but yet it didn’t matter.
The CDC has admitted that the vaccinations have had about a 62% percent success rate this year. Or, another way of looking at it is, the vaccines this year have had a 48% failure rate. Michael Savage shared on his radio show on Monday, January 14, 2013, some of the ingredients, such as formaldehyde and Thimerosal, which are harmful to humans. Yes, there are flu vaccines created without the Thimerosal, but they are few and difficult to obtain. All bulk production of the flu vaccine contains Thimerosal. Savage also shared how the CDC has to guess which strains will be prominent when they are creating the flu vaccine for any given year. The CDC has admitted this fact. This year, it’s suspected that the flu vaccine does not contain the flu that is currently running rampant in our country, but yet the CDC, our government, is pushing for everyone to get the flu shot. Why? I bet we could follow the money to find the answer.
Whether you get a flu shot or not is your decision, but should we as a society cry ‘pro-choice’ for abortions, but then say people don’t have ‘pro-choice’ when it comes to the flu vaccine? Should people be fired over deciding what is or is not put in their bodies?