Thursday, February 17, 2005

True Love May Be a Pill

In the NYTimes article referenced here yesterday, it was noted (rather off-handedly) that the National Right to Life Foundation does NOT take a position on contraception. Quite frankly, I found this so inconceivable that I went to their website to look for myself. Sure enough. There are positions on abortion, human cloning, euthanasia, even Medicare. There was nothing on contraception. How can it be that an organization so obsessed with dictating what a woman can and cannot do when she becomes pregnant, not take a position on contraception? Duh, hit me on the head with a crate of abstinence purity rings. It's the sex, stupid. Just paste a stop sign on your panties and chant, "True love waits" five hundred times or until - guess what - it doesn't. Maybe it wasn't true enough, or maybe he weighed fifty pounds more than you, or maybe you lacked an adult sense of judgement because, heck, you're still a kid. Just maybe the cute stop sign and the darling ring and all the good intentions weren't sufficient totems to override nature's hormones. Then what? Tough love, baby. Not sufficiently sassed yet? Read Bush's Sex Scandal, by Nicholas D. Kristof.


Anonymous Daphne said...

Don't forget that the anti-abortioners are also claiming that the Pill causes a chemical abortion and therefore is clearly immoral. (You have read about [and I hope not experienced] the pharmacists who are declining women their bcp's, right?)

2/17/2005 11:12:00 AM  
Blogger threadingwater said...

Not only have I read about pharmacists refusing to dispense birth control pills, I've written about it in this space. It's outrageous. There is even a Christian Pharmacist's organization that is sanctioned to give members continuing education credits for attending seminars that encourage them to withhold legal, prescribed medications.

Thanks for checking in.

2/18/2005 04:24:00 AM  

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