The people who would have the world 'doin' it' like jack rabbits would also have us believe that condoms are %100 effective in preventing the spread of disease and in preventing pregnancy. The TRUTH is that condoms are only about 30% effective in preventing pregnancy, so one must conclude thier efficacy in preventing the spread of diseases like HIV leave somthing to be desired.
The only sure fire method for a woman to avoid an unwanted pregnancy is to not have sex. The only sure fire way for a person to avoid contracting a sexually transmitted disease to not have high risk sexual contact. For most people, this means abstinance. It certainly means fidelity to marraige vows for the rest.
The morning after pill is very worrisome because it is death in a bottle - not just to a fetus, but very possibly for the woman taking the abortifacient. Abortion should never be a simple or easy or accessible choice for anyone. It needs to be entirely under the perview of REAL medical professionals in a traditional hospital setting with the oversite of an ethics commitee in place to determine if a pregnancy really IS a danger to the life of the mother, and real counselors in place to educate any woman in that position of the full spectrum of every choice available in said situation.
If we, as a society, had put as much money into figuring out a way to preserve a tiny fetus ex-utero and cryogenicaly store it to be implanted into an adoptive mother at some future date, we likely would have saved billions of lives already and not be in this cultural morass.
mikitta, RaptureReady 41 Comments
[5/13/2006 12:00:00 AM]
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