New Pro-Choice Icon: Rep. Michele Bachmann


Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is coming out of the closet — she’s pro-choice.

No, really.  She firmly believes that women should have the only say over what happens with their health, not the government.

As Think Progress reports, Bachmann told “Meet the Press” that women need to be allowed to control their own bodies. But of course, that’s only when it comes having the Affordable Care Act thrust upon them.

BACHMANN: What we want is women to be able to make their own choices […] We want women to make their own choices in healthcare. You see that’s the lie that happens under Obamacare. The President of the United States effectively becomes a health care dictator. Women don’t need anyone to tell them what to do on health care. We want women to have their own choices, their own money, that way they can make their own choices for the future of their own bodies.

Bachmann isn’t the only female Republican who has been striking a cognitive dissidence when it comes to “choice” — where choice means saying no to affordable health care as part of health reform. At a GOP rally against the Affordable Care Act, the party brought out multiple female House members to redefine “choice.”

“We want to make certain that we are the ones that are in charge of making those health care decisions and that we are the ones working with physicians,” said Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn during a rally at the capitol opposing the Affordable Care Act.

“[T]his is putting government bureaucrats between us and our doctor. It gives government the decision making power, not us,” agreed Florida Rep. Sandy Adams apparently without the slightest trace of irony.

The only thing surprising about this turn of events?  That it took Rep. Bachmann so long to join in.

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