Bodily Autonomy, Consent, and Vaccines

Alex Beyman
Nov 7, 2021 · 4 min read
James Gathany, via Wikipedia Commons

“My body my choice” is a mantra you may have heard frequently during the pandemic. An inversion of the popular pro-choice slogan, if you’re on the American political left (as am I) you probably rolled your eyes at it. Apples and oranges, surely? In fact, I don’t think it’s as simple as that.

In both cases the mantra protests unwanted, invasive intrusion into your body. A violation of bodily…