Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Answer: C

Does the rhythm method kill embryos?

Luc Bovens, a philosopher at the London School of Economics, argues in the Journal of Medical Ethics that couples who try to prevent pregnancy by avoiding sex during the woman's most fertile time of month may be more likely to produce embryos that do not develop or implant in the womb.

If this is correct, he writes, then "millions of rhythm method cycles per year globally depend for their success on massive embryonic death."

Uh-oh. It seems as though all those "pro-life" pinheads are about to be confronted with the reality that their preferred method of birth control is as deadly to embryos as normal birth control pills, Plan B, and stem cell research.

Oh my god, y'all, however will they resolve this massive conflict between their principles, and the harsh realities of their lives?

Will they:

A: With the help of their clergy and political leaders, gradually come to a more sophisticated view of life and abortion that takes into account the very real needs and desires of those lives already in this world that would be affected by any particular pregnancy and decide that, all things considered, it really would be the height of hypocrisy to try and dictate that kind of decision to anyone?


B: Completely change their position on birth control, advocating barrier methods such as condoms and diaphragms, and encouraging birth control distribution and education among teenagers, the poor, and those in underdeveloped nations?


C: Stick their fingers in their ears and say "Nah-nah-nah-nah. I can't hear you. "Nah-nah-nah-nah."?


michael said...

D. Run a smear campaign on liberal lunatic American-hating French-sympathist Luc Bovens.

Larry Jones said...

You know the demure Stepford Wives of all the wingnuts are taking The Pill and having abortions anyway. Perhaps "D" should be "Only have sex with prostitutes. They're all going to hell anyway, so let them have their abortions."

With luck, the rabid Right will die off from this behavior before they realize what they've done.

vikkitikkitavi said...

Larry, have you ever been to Utah? Whitey's not dying off in Utah.