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    Pregnancy and child-bearing are common causes of medical problems and "side-effects".  Prior to the age of widespread modern medical practices, one in ten women would die during pregancny and child-birth.

    While it is true that emergency contraception can have harmful side-effects, it is no less true that pregnancy (esp. unplanned pregnancy) and child-birth can also have harmful side-effects.  Moreover, the incidence of harmful side-effects from pregnancy and birth occur with greater frequency - by an order of magnitude - than the incidence of harmful side-effects from using emergency contraception.

    What is best for the health of both mothers and children is full access to knowledge about sex, pregnancy and child-birth, full access to safe and effective contraception, and considered and care-full family planning.  

    "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

    by Hugh Jim Bissell on Tue Jun 25, 2013 at 08:52:31 AM PDT

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