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  •  Part of a trend..... (none)
    ...is what this is. As others have noted, the Right has truly made it very difficult for the non-wealthy to obtain an abortion. So, what else to do but go after birth control? Here is a quote from this September 2004 BBC report --> link is:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/3652462.stm

    "Pro-choice groups now call it a significant and growing trend. Lisa Boyce of Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin says it is a conscious extension of the abortion debate.

    "They've done so much with outlawing and restricting access to abortion that they've set their sights on birth control because there's nothing else really they can do to further restrict abortion here in Wisconsin," Ms Boyce says.

    "Which is counter-intuitive because if you're against abortion in the least you'd think you would see the value in enhancing access birth control, the very means women look to preventing pregnancy and the need for abortion."

    "We should pay attention to that man behind the curtain"

    by Ed Tracey on Tue Jan 25, 2005 at 07:32:55 AM PST

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