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  •  Dirty rotten $?!%&**#! (4.00)
    Great diary.  Highly recommend.

    Put a tip jar up for yourself and I'll give you a 4.  I would love to give you tons of 4's on this one though.

    If the people lead, the leaders will follow.

    by Mz Kleen on Thu Mar 09, 2006 at 06:02:01 AM PST

    •  Write / Call (4.00)
      I'd add one thing - a serious call to action.  This shit cannot continue.  Women are in charge of their own helth care - and usually the care of our kids.

      If they want us to bring healthy kids in to this world they shouldn't be doing their level best to undermine our efforts.  Pre-natal care is vital.  Screening for moms-to-be for things like elevated blood pressure, gestational diabetes and other pregnancy-related conditions are vital to insure the health of the woman as she goes through the 40 weeks of her pregancy.  Ask any woman who's gone through this - we'll tell you what we need.

      Preventative care is a no-brainer.  Pap smears are cheaper than treating a woman for cervical cancer.  Christ - I just went in for one and it cost all of $189.  I think the Blues ended up paying my doctor about $90.  Less than half.  $90 isn't much when you consider what a lack of diligence would cost.  Same with screening for breast cancer.

      So - as for that call to action - 202-224-3121 - call & ask for your senators and your rep and they'll put you through.  If you don't know who to talk to the capital operator can help you find a name and then connect you.

      Bloggin' with a bar of soap and my car window IMPEACH -8.75 / -6.10

      by Alegre on Thu Mar 09, 2006 at 07:36:56 AM PST

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      •  Why the fuck (4.00)
        should we have to write our so-called representatives and ask them to take action that protects us?  We have to do this endlessly!  One would think taking care of citizens would obviously be their first concern.

        How backward does it have to get before we flush and start over?

        The Christian Right is neither Witness Every Day

        by TXsharon on Thu Mar 09, 2006 at 07:58:24 AM PST

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      •  And when you think about it (none)
        Which is more expensive?  Preventative care?  Or treatment after the woman has discovered she has cervical cancer?

        It makes no sense.  This administration evidently wants all women to be barefoot, pregnant, poor, unemployed, and on their knees most of the time.

        Sit at the feet of the master long enough and they start to smell. - John Sauget
        -8.00, -6.05

        by Jensequitur on Thu Mar 09, 2006 at 11:33:04 AM PST

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        •  rhetorical question (none)
          but I think they're just hoping we all fucking die of reproductive cancer like my mother did. This seriously pisses me off. This asshole has no clue what it's like to be a woman and what it's like to watch your own mother die from endometrial cancer due to lack of early testing and treatment. A curse on him! I'd curse his whole damn family but I'm not an ignorant monster like he is and I'd never wish on anyone what I went through in pregnancy or the horrible death from cancer my mother suffered.

          "People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character."--Ralph Waldo Emerson

          by rioduran on Thu Mar 09, 2006 at 11:57:12 AM PST

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        •  Not to mention (none)
          which is more expensive, contraception or pregnancy/delivery?
    •  I think the word is "fuckers." (none)
      Dirty, rotten, fuckers.

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