Public Health as Social Justice

“It is a peculiarity of the word ‘freedom’ that its meaning has become so distorted and stretched as to lend itself as a defense against nearly every attempt to extend equal health protection to all persons.

“This is the ultimate irony.

“The idea of liberty should mean, above all else, the liberation of society from the injustices of preventable disability and early death.”

From:  “Public Health as Social Justice” by Dan E. Beauchamp