Friday, August 25, 2006

Back to Plan B

Not much time for posting today, but I wanted to get a couple of links up. If I find anything else, I will add it later.

Let me see if I've got this straight:
* A daily dose of from 0.05 to 0.15 mg of levonorgestrel requires a prescription.
* Requiring that a 1.5 mg dose of levonorgestrel must have a prescription is patriarchal tyranny over women's bodies, sexphobic anti-scientism and the precursor to a HANDMAID'S TALE-like theocracy.

One of several excellent points from
this view of the issue from Victor Morton of Rightwing Film Geek. August 24, 2006 post.
(Hat tip: Amy Welborn August 25, 2006 post.)

As Cassandra used to say, "Doom! Doom!" The mainstream media blithely ignores the facts in their Levonorgestrel love-fest and ridicules us poor benighted conservatives who just want to interfere with people's fun. I'm tellin' ya, folks, these things ain't Altoids-- though women and girls may soon be popping them as if they were. You mess with Mother Nature; you're gonna rue the day!

Levonorgestrel-based contraceptives like Plan B carry proven risks of depression, weight gain, skin rashes/discoloration, vision problems, breast pain, loss of sexual desire, etc. Repeated use of high-dose ECs will expose teens to these risks, as well as a significantly increased risk of a potentially life-threatening ectopic pregnancy.
Teens looking for Plan B are already risking exposure to STDs...

by Susan Willis posted on the USCCB's page (linked below.)

USCCB's page of factsheets, articles, and letters on the issue.

Doubly galling is the fact that the President's nominee for FDA commissioner has been stonewalled while the Plan B dereg was rammed through. Now the blackmailing senators say they're ready to lift their block of his confirmation, having gotten their way. More on this

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Blogger MrsDarwin said...

One of the side articles in the WSJ today was on the advertising for Plan B. The featured poster has a clear-skinned, bright-eyed young woman looking directly at the camera, and bore a caption which read something like, "I chose a condom but it broke. Now my back-up plan is Plan B."

Now that's real classy. The first thing that popped into my mind was a) that birth control doesn't really lend itself to peace of mind (especially considering the included factoid that Plan B is effective in preventing pregnancy 89% of the time, and b) if it's that important not to get pregnant, perhaps you should not be engaging in activities that require to you to invest in two forms of birth control.

2:26 PM  
Blogger Rambling Speech said...

Followed a link to Sister Mary Martha's off of the Ironic Cathoicl web page- which I found through a mention on YOUR page! just started reading those two- they are quite good!

10:08 AM  

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