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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  • alixana

    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.

  • ooperbooper

    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.

  • Comrade Kevin

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