Friday, January 25, 2008

The Fight for Choice - Basic Birth Control is Under Attack Too

Two headlines on Alternet caught my eye today, because they spoke about topics I have mentioned on this blog repeatedly before:
An excerpt from the article on Huckabee:

Today, Governor Mike Huckabee is scheduled to travel to Georgia to commemorate the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. There he plans to join Georgia Right to Life to lend his support, as well as the focus of the national media, to HR 536. This legislation, also called the Human Life Amendment, is a state constitutional amendment that reclassifies the most effective and popular forms of contraception as abortion. The goal of the amendment is to create a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade while also defining life as beginning at fertilization. The anti-abortion movement believes that hormonal contraception (the pill, the patch, the depo shot, the nuva ring, the IUD) can destroy a fertilized egg. By setting in law the assertion -- the unproveable assertion -- that life begins at the moment of fertilization, the most common forms of contraception become abortion. (emphasis mine)

Hear that everyone? No more birth control. You have to rely on condoms, which are not exactly the most reliable form of birth control. And if you have a baby, it's your fault, you deserve it, and you have to raise it. It's your "punishment" for having sex.

1 comment:

Mel said...

There's nothing I hate more than people who try to force their morals and viewpoints on everyone else. Got whacked out morals? Fine, keep them to yourself though. I'm sure you've probably seen this before, but if you haven't, enjoy: http://www.northernsun.com/n/s/5426.html