It’s also the land of shameful hypocrisy.
And when we get right down to it, Texas seems less concerned with fetal life than controlling women.
So where are the pro lifers who should be interested in saving these babies and their mothers?
Instead, they are directly interfering. They are making it illegal for private employers to employ the best practices for promoting the health and safety of their workers. And they are making it illegal for private employers to choose to take common sense steps to protect the public from a highly contagious and potentially deadly disease.
It’s crucial to understand the Texas Covid rules in this context. Greg Abbott and his Republican Party are not instituting these rules because they have a deep ideological dedication to workers’ rights or bodily autonomy or individual freedom.
They are instituting these rules because the GOP has managed to politicize a pandemic and to gut the public’s trust in public health guidance. They are putting the stupidest of politics above the lives of all Texans — and then having the nerve to call themselves “pro life.”