- People against vaccine and mask mandates have argued that they impose on a person’s bodily autonomy.
- That rallying cry of “my body, my choice” was rooted in the abortion-rights battles of Roe v. Wade.
- Yet those people against vaccine and mask mandates are now encouraging the potential demise of abortion rights.
The leak of the Supreme Court draft opinion that would end Roe v. Wade has been met with approval by many conservatives who championed the very same notion of bodily autonomy and personal choice throughout the pandemic.
Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona, for example, urged the justices to move ahead with the decision on Tuesday.
Yet, while railing against vaccine mandates last June, he said that they ultimately mean that “personal autonomy means nothing. It is no longer your body, it is no longer your choice.”