The Natural Family Planning Abortion?

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The other "moral" option

Of course, proponents of NFP also favor "ecological breastfeeding, God's own way of spacing babies." Which prevents conception by raising progesterone levels, exactly like Plan B.

[Former FDA official Susan] Wood compares Plan B to breastfeeding, which also changes a woman's hormonal balance. "If you are breastfeeding, you are less likely to get pregnant," she says, and that's because you have this elevated progesterone level in your body, which is exactly what happens when you have Plan B emergency contraception."

But I don't think I've heard anyone on the religious right object to a "breastfeeding abortion."

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Posted by moiv on 30 May 2006 - 8:51pm
RE: The other "moral" option
"ecological breastfeeding...prevents conception by raising progesterone levels, exactly like Plan B"

Actually, breastfeeding raises levels of prolactin, not progesterone.

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Posted by Funky Dung (not verified) on 8 June 2006 - 10:25am
If you hear crickets, it's

If you hear crickets, it's because Bovens' article is pure bovine excrement and few are interested in rebutting it. I'm no bioethicist, but I've done the best I can to fisk it. I'll also be linking to rebuttals better than mine as I find them.

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Posted by Funky Dung (not verified) on 1 June 2006 - 6:33am
breastfeeding myth

I became pregnant while breastfeeding so please don't depend upon that method for birth control.

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Posted by big annie (not verified) on 1 June 2006 - 8:39am
It's called the "nobody will notice" rhythm method

Since the rhythm method only prevents implantation, not conception, it's kind of surprising that the forced-pregancy zealots haven't attacked the Catholic Church for its implicit support of the rhythm method.

The rhythm method doesn't aim to prevent conception as much as implantation. Wow! That makes it worse than Plan B EC, which prevents fertilization (i.e., conception).

I wouldn't expect science to get in the way of zealotry's righteous judgment of others, though.

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Posted by media girl on 1 June 2006 - 9:39am
It's not a study. It's a polemical essay.

Bovens backs up his claims against the rhythm method with no scientific studies whatsoever, which doesn't seem to bother his cheering section.

I wouldn't expect science to get in the way of zealotry's righteous judgment of others, though.

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Posted by Funky Dung (not verified) on 1 June 2006 - 12:26pm
And yet

The right-wing attacks on Plan B are built on entire fantasies. Pot, meet kettle.

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Posted by media girl on 1 June 2006 - 6:37pm
RE: And yet
"The right-wing attacks on Plan B are built on entire fantasies. Pot, meet kettle."

You presume too much. I do not identify myself with the right wing of the American political spectrum, nor am I attacking Plan B.

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Posted by Funky Dung (not verified) on 8 June 2006 - 10:33am
Judie Brown

Great post. I wanted to call your attention to a new report about Judie Brown and the American Life League done by Catholics For A Free Choice and covered over at Link TextRHRealityCheck.org. Great posts here!

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Posted by Scott (not verified) on 10 June 2006 - 10:07am