Tag: body integrity
No, Trading Flesh for Prison Time Is Not “Bodily Autonomy”
YOUR LIVER OR your liberty? Choose one.
This is the proposition that a bill in the Massachusetts House of Representatives puts to people locked up in the commonwealth: Donate bone marrow or an organ or two, says HD 3822, and the Department of Correction will cut 60 to 365 days off your sentence. The bill is sponsored by four Democrats.
Everything is wrong with this proposal except its intentions: to shorten transplant waiting lists and reduce state prison populations. Or so I assume. The 370-word text does little more than establish a Bone Marrow and Organ Donation Program within the Department of Correction and a committee to work out the details. There is not even a perfunctory assurance of informed consent. With any luck, the bill will flutter to the bottom of some committee’s docket.
But HD 3822 is more than a piece of legislative slapdashery. It hints at the ways policymakers think about people and bodies and the calculus that determines which bodies deserve respect and care and which do not.
“My Body, My Choice” Activists Malfunction When Asked About Vaccine Mandates
A video shows pro-abortion activists who embrace the concept of “my body, my choice” having brain malfunctions when asked about vaccine mandates.
The past few days have seen infinite instances of the same people who called those skeptical of mandatory vaccines every slur in the book suddenly do a 180 and claim the government has no right to have a say over their bodily autonomy.
That made for some interesting responses when Alex Stein confronted Roe vs Wade demonstrators with the hypocrisy of their own rhetoric.
“Are you in favor of my body, my choice?” Stein asked protesters, all of whom agreed.
“What about vaccine mandates?” he countered.
One man responded by engaging in a deluge of verbal diarrhea, while another simply said, “Get the fuck out of here, man.”
Vaccine mandates were “better for the community,” said another woman, before refusing to accept that a baby was a baby.
“That isn’t a baby,” said another woman who was pro-vaccine mandates.
“I’ll throw your phone on the floor if you don’t stop,” another man angrily responded.
“This is not going where we want it to go,” said another older woman who could not compute the dichotomy while her husband held a sign saying “sick of the hypocrisy.”
Everybody’s Guilty: To The Police State, We’re All Criminals Until We Prove Otherwise
“In a closed society where everybody’s guilty, the only crime is getting caught.”
– Hunter S. Thompson
The burden of proof has been reversed.
No longer are we presumed innocent. Now we’re presumed guilty unless we can prove our innocence beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. Rarely, are we even given the opportunity to do so.
Although the Constitution requires the government to provide solid proof of criminal activity before it can deprive a citizen of life or liberty, the government has turned that fundamental assurance of due process on its head.
Each and every one of us is now seen as a potential suspect, terrorist and lawbreaker in the eyes of the government.
Consider all the ways in which “we the people” are now treated as criminals, found guilty of violating the police state’s abundance of laws, and preemptively stripped of basic due process rights.
That was quick…
Not that kind of freedom…
Boston patient removed from heart transplant list for being unvaccinated
A 31-year-old father has been removed from the heart transplant list at a Boston hospital because he is refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine, his family said.
DJ Ferguson’s family say he was first on the list to receive the transplant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital — but he is no longer eligible because of his vaccination status, CBS Boston reported.
His father, David Ferguson, said his son — who is fighting for his life in the hospital and is in desperate need of the transplant — doesn’t believe in the COVID-19 vaccine.
“It’s kind of against his basic principles, he doesn’t believe in it. It’s a policy they are enforcing and so because he won’t get the shot, they took him off the list of a heart transplant,” David told the outlet.
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