That’s right — the government deputized citizens to protect fetuses too young to survive outside the womb but barred principals from trying to protect children going to schools in a state where COVID-19 has killed more than 60,000 people.
Now, in an even more painful contortion of ideology, the owner of a Texas sports bar is making news for policing the bodies of parents who took precautions for their infant son.
When Natalie Wester and her husband wore masks inside Hang Time Sports Grill & Bar in Rowlett, Texas, a waitress asked them to either take off their masks or leave. Wester tried to explain they were being cautious because they had an immunocompromised baby at home — a four-month-old with cystic fibrosis who would likely need to be hospitalized if they brought home coronavirus.
“We don’t want him getting the flu, let alone COVID,” Wester said in an interview with the Globe. “How do we manage that with trying to…