State Rep. Emmer pulls a Michele Bachmann

What is up with the hypocritical bullshit right wingers are pulling with their usage of pro-choice language to oppose health care reform? In a New York Times article on lawmakers who are seeking a ban on mandates for health insurance, Minnesota State Representative Tom Emmer is in the featured pic, with his quote in the caption:

“All I’m trying to do is protect the individual’s right to make health care decisions. I just don’t want the government getting between my decisions with my doctors.

He’s also described his proposed legislation allowing the state to refuse a federal universal health care system as an amendment that would “protect the freedom of personal choice in health care.”
And yes, he is 100% anti-choice.
h/t to Aaron.

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3 Comments

  1. alixana
    Posted September 29, 2009 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    I don’t understand this gov’t interference rhetoric. Do you know what gets between decisions my doctor and I make? Insurance refusing to pay for treatments the doctor and I decide I need.
    In regards to the point of the OP, I figure these morons would explain it away by saying that abortions aren’t a health care issue, they’re a MORALITY issue! Totally different thing! Health isn’t implicated there at all, because it’s the woman’s health and we all know the woman doesn’t matter.

  2. ooperbooper
    Posted September 29, 2009 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    I’m going to go beat my head against a wall now. I’ll send Feministing the insurance bill for the concussion. It’ll probably be pretty expensive since my frustration with conservatives is a pre-existing condition.

  3. Comrade Kevin
    Posted September 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    Can we put the culture war on hold, please? Thanks.

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