In the debate on mandatory HPV vaccinations for middle school girls on KET last Monday night, I pointed out the strange position I felt myself in advocating the pro-choice position on the issue in a debate against Kathy Stein, who talks about nothing but choice when it comes to the abortion issue. In other words, Stein is pro-choice on abortion, but anti-choice on the matter of HPV vaccinations.
What is it about liberals that causes this? Why are they libertarians when it comes to abortion, but the most extreme kind of socialists when it comes to other health issues? They are for choice in the case of abortion because we don't want the government to have "control of women's bodies". But when the issue is HPV vaccinations, all of a sudden, government control of women's bodies is no problem.