Thursday, August 7, 2008

Birth control does NOT equal abortion  

I just got this e-mail from Planned Parenthood about the appalling new policies on abortion and birth control that the Bush administration is trying to implement. I urge you all to take a moment to click the link below to fill out a form and send your opinion to the White House.

Dear Amy,

We've heard the rumors for weeks, but newly surfaced documents have confirmed the unthinkable — the Bush administration is considering a politically motivated new rule that deliberately confuses contraception with abortion, allowing providers to cherry pick the information they give women and cut off access to some of the most commonly used forms of birth control. It's a desperate Hail Mary pass from politicians who have lost all credibility on women's health issues.

In less than 48 hours, Planned Parenthood supporters sent more than 25,000 messages to President Bush voicing their opposition. Thank you! And if you haven't done so already, please take a moment now to give the White House a piece of your mind. There is no room for political agendas in the exam room when a woman is with her health care provider, and we won't stop until every woman in America has equal access to the full truth about her health care options.

Cecile Richards, President
Planned Parenthood Federation of America

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2 comments: to “ Birth control does NOT equal abortion

  • August 7, 2008 at 9:09 PM  

    I never understood this thinking... don't want people to get abortions? Nobody wants to get them! Help prevent them so no one has to get them in the first place! AHHHH H )(#*$)(*)U)(*&(*&*&#$*&^W C

  • August 14, 2008 at 4:23 PM  

    If Bush had his way, all women would be forced back into their homes for good. None of us would have a say in policies that affect our lives. We would simply defer submissively to the supposedly "innate" rationality of the Bushian Faux Administration. But the tides are very different today from what they were in the past. I don't think this bill will pass in today's U.S. society. Too many U.S. citizens and U.S. residents take pride in our ability to exercise our personal liberties. Choice, such a sacred human right, is not something we see unfortunately amongst much of the world's people. But here in the U.S., choice is a reality despite the advances of right-wing forces towards immensely watered down civil liberties. I've certainly got a good appetite for equal rights and I am far from alone in this mode of thinking.