“But It’s MY Choice!?”

"But It's MY Choice!?"

“But It’s MY Choice!?”

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Is it hypocritical to support freedom of choice in the vaccine debate but be against freedom of choice in the abortion debate? Greg Koukl and Amy Hall answer on #STRask.

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16 thoughts on ““But It’s MY Choice!?”

  1. Samuel Carvalho

    Ok but the vaccine is to prevent the spread of COVID and the worsening of symptoms. To not get the vaccine would be to purposefully put the life of someone else in danger that could lead to death….. and what about mom’s that just can’t have the baby either because it died in the womb or she’s at a higher risk of dying from the pregnancy? Shouldn’t she have the right to make the painful choice of whether she goes through with the pregnancy?

    July 17, 2022 at 5:40 pm Reply
  2. Michael Kosmala

    Context is key

    July 17, 2022 at 5:40 pm Reply
  3. Pass the Baton

    "Take what?" Such a simple thought, yet so profound!

    July 17, 2022 at 5:40 pm Reply
  4. Abba's Alchemy

    Getting an experimental gene therapy for an illness with around a 97% survival rate should be a choice. But abortion kills a baby 100% of the time. And that should not be a choice. That is murder.

    July 17, 2022 at 5:40 pm Reply
  5. edmund burke

    The freedom of choice should not be allowed when the choice deprives other person's right. This means the choice that kills a human baby is not allowed. However, not getting vaxed is a choice that does not directly deprive others right. Being an indirect potential threat does not, and should not mean a moral defection, since all humans have the potential to kill but that does not mean that they are a killer.

    July 17, 2022 at 5:40 pm Reply
  6. Mac

    I think this would’ve been better framed as “how can you be pro-choice and yet hold to the general public getting a vaccine mandate.” That is, if someone believes there should be a vaccine mandate for the general public and is also pro-choice, there is an irony at play.

    July 17, 2022 at 5:40 pm Reply
  7. Richard Wheeler

    With regard to risking the spreading of a disease, murder is an extreme term. Reckless endangerment or manslaughter would be more accurate legal terms when someone unnecessarily risks spreading a potentially deadly disease. Abortion, in contrast, is a willful contract killing of an innocent human, so the term murder is not an exaggeration.

    July 17, 2022 at 5:40 pm Reply
  8. Greg Patzkowsky

    You can throw big words and theories that most people won't understand and won't read. The vaccine is a joke, it's a human experiment. It is not immunity, you still get the disease and can still pass it on. I am not a non-vaxer, but this is not a good vaccine. Murder is murder, science agrees with those who are against abortions, it's NOT your body anymore. There's a huge difference. Completely agree with him.

    July 17, 2022 at 5:40 pm Reply
  9. MrShmanckles

    Simply put, the pro vaxer says your a murderer by not getting the vax because your a carrier and distributor of a killer virus. But I'm on your side Greg.

    July 17, 2022 at 5:40 pm Reply
  10. Chris Barrett

    There are a lot of emotionally charged labels in use. Freedom and choice the two most significant. To what extent does acting responsibly in the common good and based upon imperfect but the best information factor in the discussion? Vaccines are overwhelmingly effective in preventing the spread of a deadly sickness at a real but very small risk of an adverse outcome. The law I think ultimately has a moral dimension. This morality's golden test is not the pursuit of personal happiness and freedom of choice, but love of God and neighbor. I am not making the claim that choice not to vaccinate is necessarily immoral but if it is based solely on exercising my right over my body, further probing is reasonable. Arguments about thwarting the reach of big government in this case would in my mind would be posturing.

    July 17, 2022 at 5:40 pm Reply
  11. q0Jop

    So you also have the right to kill others by infecting the with a deadly virus the? "Charge of hypocrisy…"

    July 17, 2022 at 5:40 pm Reply
  12. MrShmanckles

    But what the vax advocates will argue is that your decision to not be vaxed is the same as murder in the sense that your unvaxed body can and will kill someone else because your a carrier and distributor of a "virus" that can kill. I myself do not agree with this but thats an argument of the pro vaxer.

    July 17, 2022 at 5:40 pm Reply
  13. Magnus Guglius Vuglius

    The vaccines don’t stop the spread or keep you from getting sick, so sacrificing your freedom for it doesn’t make a difference in lives saved either way.

    July 17, 2022 at 5:40 pm Reply
  14. Spirit and Flesh

    My body, my choice needs to take a note from "you are not your own, you were bought with a price" 1 cor 6:19-20. Also if the individual still holds to my body my choice, when you CHOSE to engage in the act that leads to conception you accepted the responsibility of that choice. This is more of a case of running from the responsibility of your choices. Sadly people don't respect sex for what it is, an act of spiritual unity and reproduction. Unity for the husband and wife to draw together, and reproduction for the continuation of creation.

    July 17, 2022 at 5:40 pm Reply
  15. RadioMan

    Vaccination saves countless lives, and by refusing to be vaccinated, one risks destroying the lives of themselves and everyone around them. Please get vaccinated.

    July 17, 2022 at 5:40 pm Reply
  16. Paula H

    Yes I agree and thought this from the beginning of the my body, my choice mantra used in the medical freedom movement.

    July 17, 2022 at 5:40 pm Reply

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