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February 20, 2005

More bad science

The terrible inaccuracies in the government approved sex education programs are, tragically, old news already. But wait, there's more! If that bad information fails you, you end up pregnant and then, heaven help you, you end up wanting to end your government mandated pregnancy, you're in for more bad news.

In several states, women considering abortion are given government-issued brochures warning that the procedure could increase their chance of developing breast cancer, despite scientific findings to the contrary.

(In an unfortunate bit of freaky related news, Norma McCovey - that's Jane Roe to the rest of us - has asked the Supreme Court to overthrow Roe vs. Wade.)

Women should have the right to accurate information about their health and well being, especially when it comes to something as life altering as child-bearing. Bullying women into having a baby through disinformation and fear is dishonest and thuggish and shameful.

Do I think abortion is wrong? None of your damn business. Do I think that handing out intentionally inaccuarate information in an attempt to influence your decision about abortion is wrong? You bet your ass I do.

This story infuriates me.

Posted by pam at February 20, 2005 11:09 PM | TrackBack
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The right to choose

Free will

without these we might as well be slaves

Posted by: terry on February 21, 2005 03:15 AM

Have you read "Blue Balls for the Red States" in the latest issue of Harpers? I couldn't find an online link to it, but it's worth seeking out, it's astoundingly irritating sexist crap masquerading as science. It's oh so frightening. And yet fascinating: someone wrote these abstinence curriculums, someone else approved them, someone else has been teaching them to how many students for how long? I think I live in a different country than these people.

Posted by: elaine on February 21, 2005 08:44 AM

Through the magic of Google, I found some excerpts from the article you mention here. Holy cats. We're all going to hell.

Posted by: pam on February 22, 2005 07:43 AM

Kansas AG demands abortion records

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) -- The Kansas attorney general is demanding abortion clinics turn over the complete medical records of nearly 90 women and girls, saying he needs the material for an investigation into underage sex and illegal late-term abortions.

This is what SCARES the hell out of me...how can the Kansas AG do this? Where are laws protecting privacy of citizens? OMG, who's next?

Posted by: T Butts on February 28, 2005 09:09 AM
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