Friday, February 24, 2012

My body, my choices

May no politics or religion touch my body, thank you. I do not want politics or religion anywhere near my body. Its no one's business but my own what my medical choices are for my body. I really don't care what you think about birth control, surgery options, life prognosis, flabby status, overall health, and my multiple ailments. Its none of your damn business. The only people who are allowed to be concerned about my body are me, my doctor, my husband, and me again (and my parents because they are, well, my parents). Its all about me.

So get the politics and religion out of health care please. Whatever happened to the separation of Church and State? Doesn't the Constitution and the Bill of Rights allow us to make our own decisions? So why are politicians and religious leaders allowed to interfere in medical coverage? They are making decisions about my body and I find that wrong.

I want a level playing field regarding my medical choices. I should be able to look at a range of options available and make decisions based on what I believe, what I want, and what my doctor recommends. I should not have to worry about what is covered in my health insurance or what some politician, religious leader, or other blabbermouths think about what is 'right' in their eyes. Their eyes are not in my body, my eyes are in my body so get your big fat snoopy nose out of my decisions.

I can understand people don't believe in abortion, Viagra (don't get me started on the fact that Viagra is covered by health insurance but birth control is not), antibiotics, modern medicine, voodoo, Obeah, Wicca, Catholicism, Islam, Judaism, Taoism, Democratic party, Republic Party, Green Party, Communism, the rights of free range chickens, and the possibility that moral and ethical politicians actually exist. But we are all allowed to have our own opinions.

Politics and religion should not be creating barriers to medical treatment. There are enough other socioeconomic barriers in place for many people. So please just shut up about religion, politics, and health care.


Ben said...

you got that right!

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