Friday, August 25, 2006

Abortion Mania!

What you and I read in the newspaper: 'Morning after' pill gets final approval


What social conservatives read in between the lines ...


7 Comments:

At 10:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Pants said...

I guess what I loved about the argument that it should only be available, if at all, by prescription is that you're basically asking women to plan to be impetuous. Or slutty.

"Hmmm, I'm looking forward to a lot of unprotected sex in the near future. I'd better get some Plan B."

Still, the idea that those who need it most -- 16-year-old girls who are too afraid to tell their parents they had sex and are willing to put off that discussion until they start to show -- still can't buy it over the counter is frustrating.

People are going to have sex. Always. Forever. No matter what the film "Demolition Man" says. And keeping birth control -- be it the morning after pill, regular birth control pills or condoms -- from people is going to do nothing but add to our planet's over-population problem. And probably a whole host of others.

 
At 11:24 AM, Blogger Cassandra D said...

What is surprising to me is that people equate this pill with abortion. The closest it would come would be to stop implantation of a fertilized egg only a few cells big. It also works by preventing ovulation and fertilization. This is not abortion, any more than an IUD is abortion.

 
At 11:33 AM, Blogger Cassandra D said...

I really think that the title of this post should be "'Abortion' Mania" because it only plays into the non-scientific worldview of the opposition to label it abortion, without quotes.

That said, JC Watts has embarrassed Oklahoma again, this time on this issue:

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2006_08_01_digbysblog_archive.html#115648721239150272

Sorry. I don't know how to put a link into the comments.

 
At 11:43 AM, Blogger Conrad Spencer said...

That's part of the debate. There are those on the anti-abortion side who see fertilization, not implantation, as the beginning of life and an IUD would be an instrument of abortion.

And now it's time for me to start forming my sex cult.

 
At 7:33 PM, Blogger Brit said...

'Bout effing time. Now if they'll only approve the HPV vaccine so women can stop dying of cancer and stuff.

 
At 10:56 PM, Blogger Dr. Pants said...

Yeah, but this is America, Brit. We'll let you stop having babies some of the time, but you're probably going to have to die.

Guess that'll teach you to not be born a dude.

 
At 9:05 AM, Blogger LiteraryTech said...

Hi Cassandra,

The radical anti-abortion crowd are filled with the spirit of non-evidentiary belief when they posit as devine fact that Life Begins at Conception. Therefore, in the eyes of the radical anti-abortion crowd, an IUD is an abortifacient as are birth control pills. Size is not important and that probably tells us something about them...

Aren't faith statements fun? Of course, in polite discourse, we are only allowed to make fun of the ones that are socially unacceptable or that run directly counter to science, so since the latter applies here, I get away with it.

On the other hand, if I want to make fun of the ressurection dogma, I would

hey, let go of me!

pardon me, the Social Acceptability Police are dragging me away...

 

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