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  •  and a human right to CONTRACEPTION. (0+ / 0-)

    Clean water, sanitation, and vaccination were the most important advances in public health and life expectancy in the last 500 years.  

    When we improve clean water & sanitation, more babies live, and more people live to reproductive age, and more people live to older age.  

    Thus we set the stage for localized population explosions, that almost always lead to famines, hunger, starvation, and crushing poverty.

    So:

    If there is a human right to water & sanitation, there must also be a human right to unlimited free access to contraception, otherwise what you get instead is a lot more humans living miserable lives and dying miserable deaths.

    •  Does the human right to procreate trump a human (0+ / 0-)

      right to water? I think we'd like to keep putting off that choice until we're forced to make it.

      "These old Wall Street boys are putting up an awful fight to keep the government from putting a cop on their corner." - Will Rogers

      by Lefty Coaster on Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 11:50:47 PM PDT

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