Definition of Ideological Confusion

March 15, 2012 in Medical Ethics, Misc by RangelMD

The inconsistent (Texas) Conservative:

Opposes a state mandated HPV vaccine (medically critical to the prevention of cervical cancer) for Texas school children because it will lead to more underage sexual activity. Yup, conservatives were furious at Texas Governor Rick Perry for signing the executive order requiring the HPV vaccine that has the potential to save thousands from cervical cancer. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) called it a “government injection” of a “potentially dangerous drug.” And there is no proof that vaccines lead to increased sexual activity in school children.

And, just to make sure they are inconsistent and morally bankrupt, Texas Conservatives . . . . .

Passed a state law mandating an invasive vaginal ultrasound (a non-medically indicated test) for Texas women seeking a legal abortion because it will lead them to cancel the procedure. Yup, not one conservative has yet called this procedure a “government penetration” nor has anyone come up with a rational argument for the mandating of this procedure . . . . other than the obvious: it’s a deterrent to try and shame women into avoiding an abortion even though there is no evidence that this works.

But, not to leave out the other side of the aisle.

The inconsistent Liberal:

Believes that outlawing marijuana drives legitimate business underground, leads to increased criminal activity, and does not deter use. Wants marijuana legalized.

Believes that outlawing corporate campaign contributions won’t lead to increased illegal campaign financing and does reduce special interest influence on the political process. Wants campaign finance reform.

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