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March 01, 2006

Shocker of the Day - March 1, 2006

I know this may come as a surprise to many of you, but it has come to my attention that unintended pregnancies are directly related to abortions.

"The most powerful and least divisive way to decrease abortion is to
reduce unintended pregnancy," said Sarah Brown, director of the
nonpartisan National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. "If we can
make progress reducing unintended pregnancy, we can make enormous
progress reducing abortion."

I know, I know. Take a moment to digest this new thought-provoking information.

However, it is unfortunate that 33 states have made contraceptives and related medical care more difficult to come by.

From 1994 to 2001, many states cut funds for family planning, enacted
laws restricting access to birth control and placed tight controls on sex
education, said the institute, a privately funded research group that
focuses on sexual health and family issues.

And it's even more unfortunate that people like Rick Santorum go on teevee and spout off about how birth control harms women and society.


  • At March 01, 2006, Blogger mikevotes said…

    I like your tone of shock in this. It made me smile at the idiocy of the other side.


  • At March 01, 2006, Blogger sideshow bob said…

    I wonder how long before we can start stoning women in public for having sex out of wedlock...

  • At March 01, 2006, Blogger Sylvana said…

    Ah, this whole topic just pisses me off. I remember the fight that my docotor had with my insurance company to try and get them to cover my birth control pills. Pills I needed to control the horrendously painful cysts that were responsible for a hostile takeover of my ovaries. But those same insurance companies I'm sure were easily forking over money for Viagra! Bastards.

  • At March 01, 2006, Blogger cookie christine said…

    now sylvana, you're just being silly. it's not your life that's important, but the lives of those potential babies that you evidently aren't making quickly enough, that are important.

  • At March 02, 2006, Blogger Neil Shakespeare said…

    Yeah, that "Viagra, but no Condoms!" thing is pretty frightening, isn't it? Stupid world we live in...


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