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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Look at What Missouri is Doing

In an effort to appease the religious right, the Missouri House has just passed legislation which will eliminate providing contraceptives to the poor of that state.

They say "a private doctor can do that". Doesn't that sound something like "let them eat cake"?

Teen pregnancies have decreased in MO, according to this article, partly because of the availibility of contraception. I thought that was a goal but evidently not.

Update. I need to go back and read it again. Does it apply to men as well? Are they paying for Viagra? Very important questions.

I'm tired of repeating myself about the idiocy of these people. Just click on the link in the title.

From TomPaine today.

Ann

5 Comments:

  • At Thursday, March 16, 2006 2:58:00 PM , Blogger Worried said...

    The Riligious Right and cohorts want to totally eliminate unmarried sexual congress. They think the availability of contraceptives and abortions promote promiscuity, therefore, if these options were not available, single persons (female) would not have sex. That's one reason the Faith Based (religious) groups awarded funds for fighting AIDS in Africa are those who do not offer contraceptives and instead promote the "just say no" doctrine. Stupid.
    Check out the sites on Christian Reconstructionists, to whom belong many of the RR and CC orgs., and you will see that once they have established a "Nation Under God", taken power of the government, death is the penalty for fornication as they establish Old Testament Law.
    These bit by bit moves are aimed toward the ultimate goal.

     
  • At Thursday, March 16, 2006 4:22:00 PM , Blogger MsSisyphus said...

    "Phillips’ amendment eliminated infertility treatments and contraception, and substituted alternatives to abortion and prenatal care for the purpose of giving birth."

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but is contraception NOT the very best "alternative to abortion" possible?


    There's a very rude joke to made about this travesty featuring the double entendre "pork" but I'm too much of a lady to do it.

     
  • At Thursday, March 16, 2006 5:57:00 PM , Blogger Granny said...

    Of course that's their aim, WA. I mentioned that on another blog that picked up on the same story.

     
  • At Friday, March 17, 2006 1:18:00 AM , Blogger granny said...

    It is the marries as well as the unmarried who are being denied preventative family planning here but that is almost beside the point because we are no longer talking about people and their lives.

    We are talking about inventory, humanoid livestock.

     
  • At Monday, March 20, 2006 10:44:00 PM , Blogger JBlue said...

    Well, they'd better get those taxes back up because children cost more than contraceptives.

     

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