I prepared this post mid-afternoon yesterday in the middle of a blizzard, hoping we would not lose power or Internet service. I don't have to tell AofA readers what a house without WiFi is like when you have one (or two or three) children with ASD. WiFi is our lifeline. I shoveled twice hoping to get ahead of the snowfall. However, I was like Sisyphus pushing the stone uphill, only to have it roll back down. Maybe you've heard the phrase, "The snow is coming down in buckets." Today it's coming down in barrels. Kegs. Maybe even giant shipping containers! It's beautiful, and kind of nice to be "trapped" not by Covid, but by Mother Nature's beautiful blanket of white snow. I'm on several Health Choice groups on Facebook. The religious exemption is on the chopping block here in Connecticut again this year. Almost a year ago to the day, we were in Hartford expressing our dismay to the Health Committee about the removal of our religious rights for our children. We staved off the bill. But like that stone rolling back downhill, it's up for legislation again, and the Democrats who were in favor of keeping the Religious Exemption were removed from the health committee.
I was so pleased to see this graphic on Facebook. Tony Hwang is my state Senator. Let's thank him and share the hashtag "#BODILYAUTONOMYISNOTPARTISAN far and wide. Bodily autonomy is not party based. Or it shouldn't be, Here in Connecticut we have a right to choose each aspect of our health and also our personal gender identification, male, female or non-binary. We believe in letting people make their own choices. Until we don't. On one topic.