12 thoughts on “Lunch Break: Contraceptive recall”

  1. To quote my father…Do the women taking them not realize that the colors are suddenly in a different place? Use some common sense – I pray that this does not result in more abortions :\

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  2. Heartbreaking

    “I’d love a little girl, but I don’t think my husband would be too happy.”

    Contraceptive culture is about controlling and redefining women and making them toe the line.  She doesn’t sound too liberated to me. She doesn’t sound like she is in control of her body.  Her husband sounds pretty free to make her choices.   Women have not been liberated.

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  3. Who gets the ‘profits’ PP makes Carla? Where do they go?
     
    “Contraceptive culture is about controlling and redefining women and making them toe the line.” – what a joke! Attempting to prevent women from controlling their own fertility is the ultimate state of patriarchy and misogyny.
     
    “Her husband sounds pretty free to make her choices.   Women have not been liberated.” – scratching my head but can’t quite recall which anti-choicer it is who made regular comments here about their husband being against them having another child.
     

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  4. Women take on the health risks, side effects, expense, etc. Because, in a liberated world, it’s still somehow mostly the responsibility and burden of women.
    I’m not buying that crap.

    And now A story about the reaction of a real man…
    My husband and I have four boys, and our youngest is six months. We’ve been avoiding conceiving for good reasons I won’t bore y’all with. We just couldn’t resist eachother the other night… and the next morning when I asked him how he felt, nervous that he would be stressed about another child, he excitedly replied, “fatherly”. No blaming it on me, no shirking from a duty to love the children he might create. Ive never loved him more.

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  5. But, but Mary Ann, whatever happened to the perfection that is abstinence, or at least NFP? ;-)
     
     

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  6. If one is open to the possibility of new life, that is its own perfection.

    As soon as the negative eugenicists began to chant about ‘wanted’ children, they divided children into categories: those they can kill and those they won’t kill deliberately.

    Each conceived child is of equal value.  It is the adults who degrade the value of human life.   Deciding that one child is alive and another is not alive or is not yet human, well that’s anti-science.  It’s merely emotional rationalization to justify murder.

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  7. Contraceptive culture is about controlling and redefining women and making them toe the line.

    i beg to differ. There’s nothing wrong or immoral about wanting to space children or avoid pregnancy altogether. Some women don’t want children right away, some don’t want them at all, and I don’t have a problem with that.  I never had an abortion, but I have used contraception and I didn’t feel “controlled” or “redefined.” 

    Obvious solution: no more contraceptives!
    I hate to sound like one of the opposition, but it appears like opposition to contraception is mainly by religious Catholics, and most Americans, including myself, would balk at banning it.

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  8. Ninek- BINGO! each child conceived is of equal value, regardless of the circumstances of their conception, and/or the mistakes their parents make. It’s a really bad time for me to be pregnant, but if I am, I’m also thrilled at whoever this new person is. And I am very blessed to have a man who loves little people the same way.

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  9. Ninek:  As soon as the negative eugenicists began to chant about ‘wanted’ children, they divided children into categories: those they can kill and those they won’t kill deliberately.

    Each conceived child is of equal value.  It is the adults who degrade the value of human life.   Deciding that one child is alive and another is not alive or is not yet human, well that’s anti-science.  It’s merely emotional rationalization to justify murder.
     
    Well, the fact is that not all pregnancies are wanted.  “Not alive” and “not human” don’t apply to the unborn here, and I’d disagree just as strongly as you would with anybody who maintained they did.   Your opinion, however, does not mean that something is “murder.”
     
    Anybody can assert this or that, but when it comes to reality, it’s pretty easy to see what is actually operative.  Down’s Syndrome pregnancies, for example.  Most people who would describe themselves as “pro-life” right now, would, if they had a Down’s pregnancy, decide to end it by having an abortion.  This is what is happening.  Many of them would have said that “all pregnancies should be wanted,” but when it’s them in the situation, they find that a pregnancy can be unwanted, just like that.

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