Aug 282009

Excellent, pithy summary by William Anderson in The Weekly Standard. (“Who Owns Your Body? Under Obamacare, not you.”)

Does the government, in the last analysis, own your body, or do you? If your answer is the former, be aware that you have opted for veterinary medicine, for you are now accepting the moral status of a domestic animal. If your answer is the latter, you must accept responsibility to make mortal decisions for yourself, and pay for the care that you want with money that you have reason to see as your own.

Not that Anderson is the first to make that comparison. Here is another version.

BTW, is anyone else around here old enough remember the days when women demanded the right to control their own bodies?