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  •  In fact, now I am really steamed on this issue (1+ / 0-)
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    I quote from an article I picked up from the Guttmacher institute:

     "A Woman Cannot Die from a Pregnancy She Does Not Have"

    By Nadia Diamond-Smith and Malcolm Potts

    International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
    Volume 37, Number 3, September 2011

    The fifth Millennium Development Goal has brought critical attention to the unacceptably high burden of maternal mortality and the need to improve antenatal health care. However, many of the approaches to reducing maternal mortality (e.g., increasing the number of deliveries at health facilities with skilled attendants or improving access to emergency obstetric care) are complex and will take time to implement. In the meantime, maternal mortality can be reduced relatively inexpensively by preventing unwanted pregnancy through family planning. The decision to practice family planning is personal and private, and it need not require professionals or health clinics. Although inexpensive at the program level, however, family planning may be difficult for individuals to afford. Thus, women face barriers, including cost, lack of transportation and the fear of side effects (real or rumored). In developing countries, making contraceptives available and accessible may be the most important, cost-effective and easily accomplished primary health care goal. Reducing barriers to family planning may lessen the burden of maternal death in low-resource settings.
    This is for those conservative assholes who still frame contraceptive services as religious, not public health issues. They may not accept the argument, but given the data, anyone who advances it, is an ignoramus by definition.

    An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head. -- Eric Hoffer

    by MichiganChet on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 06:58:55 AM PST

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    •  This confirms what we know: it's not about "LIFE" (1+ / 0-)
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      It's about "CONTROL". I wonder whether these conservative forced-birthers would even care if the mother died as long as the unborn survived the journey and lived to grow up to be a janitor.

      Some drink deeply from the river of knowledge. Others only gargle. -- Woody Allen

      by cassandracarolina on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 07:45:32 AM PST

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