Published: July 14, 2022

Republican leaders started arguing against vaccine mandates when COVID vaccines were still only theoretical, said Sociology Professor Jennifer Reich. They gained traction despite an obvious inconsistency: Often, the same people who oppose vaccine requirements — arguing that it's a matter of choice — are against abortion rights. Vaccination didn’t used to be so tied to politics, but Reich said, "What's really changed is that in the last two or so years, it's become highly partisan.”

'My body, my choice': How vaccine foes co-opted the abortion rallying cry
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