With national conversations on government vaccine mandates, many have questioned why people who say they are pro-choice also support vaccine mandates. Does the common refrain “my body, my choice” not apply to the COVID-19 vaccine?
Campus Reform reporter Ophelie Jacobson talked with students at the University of Florida about bodily autonomy to see if they would recognize the double standard with being pro-choice and pro-vaccine mandate.
Jacobson talked to over a dozen students and found that all but two students were pro-choice. “I’m pro-choice,” one student said. “You never know the circumstances someone is going through.” “The truth is…no one is in your body but you, and it’s your life that you have to live,” another student said.