The Pictures The Gov't Doesn't Want You To See
Federal health officials (a title which always makes me shiver) have unveiled a series of nine graphic warning labels that will now adorn the top half of cigarette packs
“These labels are frank, honest and powerful depictions of the health risks of smoking, and they will help encourage smokers to quit, and prevent children from smoking,” Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of health and human services, said Tuesday in a statement.
The federal government is all about truth, you see. They insist that the public know the truth about the potential health issues that are caused by certain behaviors. Smokers certainly do not wish to see these graphic and horrifying images every time they want to do something as simple as have smoke. But too bad. The truth is the truth. Horrifying or not, graphic or not, people must see, must be forced to see the truth of their actions. Right?
Oh yeah. That is right. They only insist on showing the truth when that truth is convenient.
Would that abortion had frank, honest, and powerful depictions of the health risks to the mother and the death risks to the child.
On second thought, doesn’t abortion prevent those children from ever smoking? Maybe this makes sense after all?