Thursday, September 01, 2005

Do you enjoy the convenience of oral contraceptives?

Well, get used to not enjoying them. The religious right has taken the position that birth control pills are equatable with abortion, since they may prevent the implanting of a fertilized egg in the uterus.

And it looks like they've got some friends in the FDA, as the agency have just succumbed to political pressure and delayed the approval of the "morning after" pill as an over-the-counter medicine.

This pill is not the same as RU 486, the so-called "abortion pill." This pill is basically a large dose of oral contraceptives. LA Times:

WASHINGTON — The head of the Food and Drug Administration's women's health office resigned Wednesday in a widening protest over delays in deciding whether the "morning after" contraceptive could be sold without a prescription.

Susan F. Wood, a biologist who has served in two administrations and in a number of jobs on Capitol Hill over 15 years, took the unusual step of announcing her resignation in an e-mail to friends and colleagues that was distributed to the media by a policy group that supports reproductive choice.

"I can no longer serve … when scientific and clinical evidence, fully evaluated and recommended for approval by the professional staff here, has been overruled," wrote Wood, 46, who had been at the agency for about five years and had held the title of assistant commissioner.

Haven't I talked about this before? The god people are really afraid of fucking.

I think it's our duty, therefore, to scare the bejesus out of them whenever we can.

You can scare them in your car, or in a nightclub bathroom, or on an airplaine one mile in the air. Heck, scare them in the privacy of your own home if you have to.


Spooney said...

All the more reason to hate the god people. It's really scary - a huge percentage of our country are insane.

vikkitikkitavi said...

Fucking is not the enemy. I don't understand why they think it is.

Jess said...

Actually, isn't it the opposite? I mean, by the god people's reasoning, every menstruation cycle is a mini abortion! "Lookie there! Another dead baby in my pussy plug!" Shouldn't we be fucking more to prevent these "mini abortions" from happening every month?