By Guy Page
Ever since state and federal government began to mandate Covid-19 vaccination upon pain of job loss, Vermonters have been wondering whatever happened to the ‘your health care is between you and your doctor’ mantra repeated by legal abortion advocates.
One such prominent Vermont advocate is Attorney General TJ Donovan, who is joining with other state AGs to protest the Texas and South Carolina abortion heartbeat laws. What does he think about the legality of vaccine mandates?
On yesterday’s Morning Drive call-in talk show, Donovan was expounded on the legal sanctity of Roe V. Wade when a caller interrupted with this question:
“Can you please square Roe V. Wade, ‘my body, my choice,’ don’t have the government tell me what to do, with the whole Covid vaccine mandate of ‘just shut up and get it, or you’re going to lose your job’?”
“Women have the Constitutional right to have abortions,” Donovan declared. “That’s a Constitutional Right. We’re going to defend that right.”
Then Donovan embarked on a rambling, disjointed discourse. While it’s hard to follow the circuitous thread of reasoning, it seems that not all absolute rights to bodily privacy are created equal. You can hear it at the 40:14 mark on wdev.com or on the audio file below
Mercifully, the buffer music cut in. Donovan was saved by the hard stop of the hourly news break.