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psychopompous_9
Jul. 16th, 2008 09:04 pm (UTC)
I think two words you might find useful are "fucking ridiculous"

i love this: A 2001 Zogby International American Values poll revealed that 49% of Americans believe that human life begins at conception. Presumably many who hold this belief think that any action that destroys human life after conception is the termination of a pregnancy, and so would be included in their definition of the term "abortion."

how many of those people think doing it standing up or douching with coca cola prevents pregnancies? just because people believe it doesn't make it true.

this just also seems so contradictory to THE 234986498345 BONER PILL COMMERCIALS I HAVE SEE TO EVERY TIME I TURN ON THE TV. (or maybe that's just me).

>:| <--- angry face.


Edited at 2008-07-16 09:05 pm (UTC)
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aoibhe
Jul. 16th, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC)
I simply cannot cope with the sheer level of stupid. I cannot. x__X
outsidetherain
Jul. 16th, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
I first read about this ridiculous bullshit last year since Huckabee is apparently a big supporter, making it more 'newsworthy' at that time.

Unfuckingbelievable, that's for certain.
ragdoll
Jul. 16th, 2008 09:18 pm (UTC)
I'm betting all those Faith Based Groups like Joshua Generation (or whatever it's being called now) and Matthew 25 Network will be thrilled to hear about this.

The rest of us? Not so much.
axiom
Jul. 16th, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)
"Don't vote for McCain"

That's the only semi-rational response I can come up with. Everything else involves "stop letting the republicans breed" and "die in a fire".
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imbrium8
Jul. 16th, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC)
Actually, medieval medical books discuss many abortifacient herbs that were regularly used as contraceptives ... so, much better than the Bush administration. ;)
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liminalia
Jul. 17th, 2008 01:23 am (UTC)
In the Middle Ages, the Church allowed abortion up until "quickening" (detectable fetal movement, about 4 months).
nightpaws
Jul. 16th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
It's like they won't stop unless we are all either nuns or doomed to a life of being barefoot and perminantly pregnant in the kitchen.

ANGRY. RAWR! (That is about as eloquent as I can be.)

What about people who use the pill for other medical things, like acne control, alleviating very heavy cramping during menstration, or to get a lighter flow?!
katestamps
Jul. 16th, 2008 09:51 pm (UTC)
Wow. I might just to have a little surgery after all.

You know, living as close to the beltway as I do, I occasionally think I might be becoming desensitized to the sheer level of stupid that seems to permeate the area. And then something like this shows up and I realize I can still be surprised after all.
eoywin
Jul. 16th, 2008 10:16 pm (UTC)
I saw this, this afternoon... and it makes me so angry!!
liminalia
Jul. 16th, 2008 10:16 pm (UTC)
don't just get mad, get active.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
Telephone: 202-619-0257
Toll Free: 1-877-696-6775

HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt
Office Phone: 202-690-7000 or 202-205-4708
Email: mike.leavitt@hhs.gov
Fax: 202-690-7203
Correspondence Secretary: 202-690-6392
imbrium8
Jul. 16th, 2008 10:31 pm (UTC)
Re: don't just get mad, get active.
NARAL Pro-Choice America also has an online form you can fill in and personalize, which sends e-mails to your representatives.
chelsearoad
Jul. 17th, 2008 12:00 am (UTC)
Re: don't just get mad, get active.
Your icon is nothing but WIN.

Will make those calls tomorrow.

I'm now defining HHS as Hucksters and Hicks Screw the Rest of US.
alicia_stardust
Jul. 16th, 2008 10:30 pm (UTC)
Seeing this first thing after I woke up this morning was really a bright spot in my day. *eyeroll*

Anyone with any sort of decision-making power over others who cannot see past the veil of their religious beliefs should be denied their position to begin with. Who lets these fucktards in and why does it seem like there are so many?
keshaphim
Jul. 16th, 2008 10:56 pm (UTC)
Planned Parenthoood has a petition
delilahpaints
Jul. 17th, 2008 12:19 am (UTC)
You know, I just wrote a big, long, ranty comment about everything that's wrong with this, from separation of church and state, to having to pay to keep more unwanted kids alive, to how, if men could get pregnant, you could get a drive-thru abortion with a side of beer, and I realized that it all boils down to one thing... no one, ever, should be able to tell me what I can and cannot do with my body. That should be the most basic human right on the planet. They're going to take us back to coathangers and glugging castor oil, and they don't even care. I just lost my appetite, is all.

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freyas_fire
Jul. 17th, 2008 03:16 am (UTC)
The thing that gets me is that most oral contraceptives work by "tricking" the body into thinking it's already pregnant, thus no eggs are released from the ovaries. If there's no egg to meet up with sperm, there's no "potential pregnancy." I'm not sure how IUD's work, and diaphrams keep sperm from entering the uterus, so the only thing that their incredibly ridiculous logic could technically apply to is the morning after pill, which is for emergencies and not an actual contraceptive in the daily proactive sense.
I'm just going to get my tubes tied before the fuckers find some way to outlaw that, too. :P
honeyjubilee
Jul. 17th, 2008 05:12 am (UTC)
Fucking fuck. This has not been a good day.

I do not like children. I do not want any.

If they continue with this anti birth control shit they had better make it easier to have things snipped, tied and just cut out. This "you'll change your mind when you meet Mr./Ms. Right and you just won't want to adopt" bullshit is driving me nuts.
Spaying and neutering of pets to prevent unwanted kitties and puppies is ENCOURAGED. Why is there such an objection to preventing unwanted children?

I think that is about all I can say. My mind is starting to have trouble forming real sentences instead of just long strings of profanity.
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