Recently presidential candidate Michele Bachman described mandated HPV vaccines as “government injections”. I’ll let your imagination run wild for a minute.
But it does raise in interesting point. How much control should the government have over what we can do with our bodies? From vaccines to abortions to drug use, the government has shown a willingness to dictate what we can put in and take out of our bodies. So the question is when does a legitimate concern for pubic welfare cross the line into violating people’s rights?