Monday, July 30, 2012

Where's The "Keep Your Laws Off My Body" Crowd Now?

Michael Bloomberg becomes the nanny from hell, as he now will force women to use their bodies to feed their babies, be they willing or not:

Mayor Bloomberg is pushing hospitals to hide their baby formula behind locked doors so more new mothers will breast-feed.

Starting Sept. 3, the city will keep tabs on the number of bottles that participating hospitals stock and use — the most restrictive pro-breast-milk program in the nation.

Under the city Health Department’s voluntary Latch On NYC initiative, 27 of the city’s 40 hospitals have also agreed to give up swag bags sporting formula-company logos, toss out formula-branded tchotchkes like lanyards and mugs, and document a medical reason for every bottle that a newborn receives...

With each bottle a mother requests and receives, she’ll also get a talking-to. Staffers will explain why she should offer the breast instead.

Phineas over at Sister Toldjah:

Lovely. So not only will Mike Bloomberg and his merry band of statists play hide-the-bottle to force one to breastfeed, but those who don’t get with the program will be nagged until they do — “We know what’s best for your baby. You don’t. Why do you insist on a bottle? WHY DO YOU HATE YOUR BABY??”

That’s the essence of liberal fascism, of the nanny-state, of arrogant would-be Czars like Mike Bloomberg: there is no limit, no point at which they say they control enough. Every minute aspect of your life –how much salt you use, how much soda you drink, how you feed your baby– is subject to the state’s direction.

Every. Single. Bit.

So, getting back to my original question, posed in the post header....I would have expected an uproar over Nanny B's latest dictate, as it inserts government control over a woman's rights to choose what she believes is best for her child from the moment of birth.  Now woman, no matter what physical/psychological issues they may have, will be forced to breastfeed, or risk government intervention.  And once the government has their foot in the door, well, their may be a lot about your family they may decide is imperfect, and need changing...

But nothing but crickets (so far).  Can it actually be that the whole pro-abortion movement was never about a larger issue - the right of a woman to be free to make any choice she wished involving her own body - but simply about the liberal politics of the moment?  And being that today, the liberal politics of the moment are about exercising more and more control over a citizen's body for the "good of the state", could it be that the feminist movement has abandoned its most powerful slogan in order to help the Left move forward with its goal of government-run health care?

C'mon...did you ever think feminism was about anything else?

Silence is assent, after all...

1 comment:

OldHardHead said...

The liberal leftists do seem to be hypocritical. The liberal lefties feel it's OK for this man to tell them to breast feed their baby and deny access to baby formula. Good point...

We see them act intolerant, bigoted and they don't want to coexist with Chick-fil-a because someone believes in traditional marriage. They want to ban smoking tobacco and legalize smoking pot.

Apparently they do not use logic, they use feelings. We just shake our head in wonder. Then we point and laugh.