Entries for February, 2007

CDC vaccine chairman opposes HPV vaccine mandate

From today’s

Mandate male circumcision?

A Feb. 23 article in the

Blogging on IL pro-life issues

I blogged a few times yesterday on the IllinoisReview.com blog re: human embryo/cloning experimentation legislation working its way through the IL legislature…. On bill crafters changing their definition of cloning… “maker” would do On the mainstream media’s help suggestion that the state abandon its legal fight against Choose Life license plates and instead scrap all […]

Movie: Amazing Grace; travel

I will be traveling today and tomorrow and likely not able to post. (Am speaking at a banquet for the here. Go to the official website

Lust at Tufts

From Tufts University’s (MA) campus newspaper, Feb. 15: Visitors to the Mayer Campus Center on Valentine’s Day opened the door to discover phallic balloons, condom roses and a “vulva wishing tree,” which were decorations for the “Sex Fair,” hosted by VOX: Voices for Choice. “The goal of the Sex Fair is to create a dialogue […]

NYC’s ruptured condom campaign

I alluded in my Gothamist’s site. This is related to the HPV vaccine fak in that its proponents want to educate about the vaccine, not the sexually destructive behavior that leads to the need for a vaccine. NYC stats are shocking. According to the here the “prevention” techniques Dr. Thomas Frieden, Commissioner of the NYC […]

Human eggs for sale

As liberal legislators across the country promote taxpayer funded embryonic stem cell/cloning experimentation, a main argument is there are leftover embryos in in vitro fertilization clinics they can see put to good use that would otherwise be discarded. We have always maintained the number of embryos available for experimentation is minute, and women will soon […]

New Stanek WND column, “Why not mandate condoms for boys?”

It doesn’t seem fair that legislators are focusing solely on adolescent girls to try to slow the spread the sexually transmitted disease human papillomavirus…. Lawmakers around the country are introducing legislation faster than sperm swims mandating that 11- and 12-year-old girls be injected with the three-dose HPV vaccination regimen (well, maybe six, or more, since […]

Merck admits influencing legislators thru WiG and cash

The New York Times, this morning….

Merck suspends mandatory HPV vaccine campaign

Read story on page 2: Merck suspends campaign to make Gardasil vaccination mandatory, Wall Street Journal, 4:52 p.m. EST [Hat tip: Merck stops campaign to mandate gardasil vaccine use (update 3), Bloomberg, 5:27 EST [Hat tip:

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by Kelli

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At Carafem, staff members plan to greet clients with warm teas, comfortable robes and a matter-of-fact attitude.

“We don’t want to talk in hushed tones,” said Carafem president Christopher Purdy. “We use the A-word.”…

Because Carafem will offer only the abortion pill, not vacuum aspiration or other surgical procedures, prospective clients must be no more than 10 weeks pregnant….

After receiving counseling and some basic tests, Carafem clients will take an initial pill at the clinic. Purdy’s team expects to get them in and out quickly, within about 60 minutes. They will be sent home with a second set of pills to take the next day. The second dose induces the abortion, which resembles a miscarriage, typically within six hours.

By offering only pharmaceutical abortions, Purdy says, he can avoid purchasing expensive surgical equipment and keep prices low for clients. The average pharmaceutical abortion cost about $500 in the United States in 2011, Guttmacher figures show; Purdy plans to charge around $400.

Another striking aspect of the project is the design: The clinic will have wood floors and a natural wood tone on the walls that recalls high-end salons such as Aveda. Appointments, offered evenings and weekends, can be booked online or via a 24-hour hotline.

“It was important for us to try to present an upgraded, almost spa-like feel,” said Melissa S. Grant, vice president of health services for the clinic.

If the project is successful, Purdy says, he hopes to expand his model to other states.

“It’s fresh, it’s modern, it’s clean, it’s caring,” he said. “That’s the brand we’re trying to create.”

~ Sandhya Somashekhar, The Washington Post, March 30

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