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  •  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (3+ / 0-)
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    VetGrl, JanL, BlueInARedState

    In F-n SANE

    What is happening with your country and Ohio. Have you gone MAD?

    Free OHIO NOW!

    Bloggers, Liberalisation awaits with your fingers.

    my blog and my Swedish blog with pictures

    by New Sweden on Sun Jun 04, 2006 at 06:04:25 AM PDT

    •  Part of the problem is the massive misinformation (8+ / 0-)

      campaign waged by the anti-abortion zealots. Here's an excerpt from a letter to the editor in the Columbus Dispatch from a couple of days ago:

      Plan B, the emergency-contraception pill, is supposedly safe and effective. That’s what everyone said about RU-486, the abortion pill, too. The clinic counselor told me the same thing when I had my abortion: "No side effects, no long-term issues." Twenty-five years later, I have lost two children prematurely, faced breast cancer, early menopause and 15 years of infertility, the result of a "safe and no-risk" abortion. I beg to differ about "safe and effective." Now, more studies have begun recently to determine the true safety of RU-486.

      The letter was written by the self titled state leader of a group called Operation Outcry Ohio. And just look at all the bad information crammed into that one little paragraph! There's a careful weaving of surgical abortion into Plan B and RU-486 and the 'abortion causes infertility and breast cancer' myth is repeated.

      As with so many issues, these people try to win on deception. And when you've got ordinary Americans spending more time working just to make ends meet, how are they supposed to find the truth?

      "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics." FDR

      by VetGrl on Sun Jun 04, 2006 at 06:20:43 AM PDT

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