GOP getting re-elected, plan b(?): Approve Plan B

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The Election year

It is interesting how logical the Republicans become during election season.

OleBlue's picture
Posted by OleBlue on 24 August 2006 - 9:08am
World estimations of the

World estimations of the number of terminations carried out each year is somewhere between 20 and 88 million.

3,500 per day / 1.3 million per year in America alone.

50% of that 1.3 million claimed failed birth control was to blame.

A further 48% had failed to use any birth control at all.

And 2% had medical reasons.

That means a stagering 98% may have been avoided had an effective birth control been used.

Bill Clinton once said that abortions should be available , safe and RARE. He is a very wise man.

I'd like to see an ultrasound in every clinnic to provide a more informed choice before going through with something they may regret.

I'd also like to see birth control made available to all who can't afford it.

ausblog's picture
Posted by ausblog (not verified) on 13 October 2006 - 5:29pm
Your source?

I agree that medical procedures, including those that terminate a pregnancy, ought to be affordable.

You cite some statistics without citing the source of the statistics. Can you direct us to the source of the numbers?

Matsu's picture
Posted by Matsu on 14 October 2006 - 6:02am
Informed of what, oh wise one?
I'd like to see an ultrasound in every clinnic to provide a more informed choice before going through with something they may regret.

Is there some brilliant insight you have on pregnancy you feel women are just too ignorant about?

How about this:

>I'd like to see a vasectomy for every man that he must deliberately reverse

so he may make a more informed choice before going through with impregnating

a woman and then judging decisions she makes about her own body.

media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 14 October 2006 - 8:19am
not all it's cracked up to be

The morning after pill is touted as a drug that will help reduce unwanted pregnancies, but it's not going to do that.

A 2005 study co-authored by a Planned Parenthood doctor in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that having Plan B on hand did nothing to reduce pregnancy rates compared to those who obtained the drug from a pharmacy.

Meanwhile, there is no enforcement of the restriction that the drug not be sold to girls under 18. The FDA has no authority or ability to enforce an age restriction.

A parent, older sibling or other relative or older friends could purchase the morning after pill for young teens, avoiding the requirement that they visit a doctor first before using the drug.

Also, selling the morning after pill over the counter will make it easier for men who abuse young women to cover up their crimes.

Any adult male who is having sex with a minor could walk into a pharmacy, buy the drug, and coax the girl into taking the pill.

Look at the dangerous abortion drug RU 486.

Abortion businesses were given certain restrictions by the FDA on the dangerous abortion drug RU 486, but those haven't been followed. That's resulted in the deaths of seven women and more than 900 who reported to the FDA they had been injured by the abortion drug -- with some requiring emergency surgeries for incomplete abortions, blood transfusions and infections nearly causing death.

The morning after pill has also failed to reduce the number of abortions in the way abortion advocates claim it would. The study mentioned above showed it had no affect on abortion rates.

Also, Scotland, which made the morning-after pill nonprescription in 1999. In 2005, Scotland reported its highest number of abortions since abortion was legalized in 1967.

For more information on the morning after pill or other issues, visit LifeNews.com.

Steven Ertelt's picture
Posted by Steven Ertelt (not verified) on 24 August 2006 - 9:48am
Cold hearts

Amazing where priorities lie for some people.

Meanwhile, there is no enforcement of the restriction that the drug not be sold to girls under 18. The FDA has no authority or ability to enforce an age restriction.

A parent, older sibling or other relative or older friends could purchase the morning after pill for young teens, avoiding the requirement that they visit a doctor first before using the drug.

This coming from the people who crow about parental rights is quite ironic. You know, the same would apply for cigarettes, too.

I would HOPE that parents would have Plan B on hand for their daughters at risk.

A 2005 study co-authored by a Planned Parenthood doctor in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that having Plan B on hand did nothing to reduce pregnancy rates compared to those who obtained the drug from a pharmacy.

Do you have a link? Considering that most people don't even know that Plan B exists (thanks to people like you who fight to suppress info on Plan B to people who could use it), I wonder at the value of such conclusions as you draw.

Also, selling the morning after pill over the counter will make it easier for men who abuse young women to cover up their crimes.

Any adult male who is having sex with a minor could walk into a pharmacy, buy the drug, and coax the girl into taking the pill.

And to hell with the victim in this case. Better that the girl is made pregnant to satisfy your need for revenge than to protect the girl from greater harm resulting from such a crime, right? What kind of heartless attitude is that?

And why should the girl pay the price for the man's crime? What is gained by that?

Jesus fucking Christ!

Look at the dangerous abortion drug RU 486.

Why? We're talking about Plan B, which is something else entirely. Why do you always try to conflate the two?

Also, Scotland, which made the morning-after pill nonprescription in 1999. In 2005, Scotland reported its highest number of abortions since abortion was legalized in 1967.

You really don't want to go there, or else you'd have to acknowledge that abortion rates are among the highest in Catholic countries where the reproductive laws are a wingnut's dream -- no birth control, no abortion. Brazil is right up there at the top, and their laws would make Dobson glow with pride.

Please spare the women in this country your particular sickness. Forced pregnancy and slavery for fertile women is no solution, no matter how much you want to stick your nose into other people's business.

media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 24 August 2006 - 3:25pm
I will buy Plan B

I've made a pledge to buy Plan B for those young women under 18 who need it. I guess I'm precisely what the Right is afraid of.

Lorraine's picture
Posted by Lorraine (not verified) on 24 August 2006 - 12:59pm
No ploy to help the GOP

It has nothing to do with preventing a woman from having control over her own body. There were deaths from RU486, so I'm sure there will be some concern over anything other type of pill that does anything of the sort. Justified or not, some people are going to be concerned about the safety of others.

Less unwanted pregnancies means less people on welfare, right? It would seem to me that the GOP would be in favor of anything that reduces the welfare rolls.

rtb's picture
Posted by rtb (not verified) on 26 August 2006 - 9:08pm
Sorry, but that's total bull

The political appointees overrode the scientists to block access to Plan B.

Plan B is nothing like RU486 -- but that didn't stop them from conflating the two. Look at your confusion, and the confusion of the nutter elsewhere in this thread.

Pill? Women? Sex? Oh, must be the same thing!

Too bad it wasn't a Halliburton product. Then Plan B would have been approved years ago.

media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 27 August 2006 - 8:36am