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From: "Beth" <beth_h8@...
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2012 04:21:20 -0000
Subject: Why breed? Re: Take control of your sexual health - put a ring
I have long-since escaped Oklahoma, to a couple of states further north.
And, to a much more isolated area. There were too many people there!
The birth rate in this village of 128 people is that there have been 3
infants born in the last year and a half. The women of child-bearing age
generally use contraception, and encourage others to do so.
In Oklahoma, "rescuing" the women from such an anti-choice state would
not be the answer. These very poor women, often on alcohol-ridden
reservations, insist that they have the RIGHT to have a lot of babies!
And, it's the women who lead the charge against choice, and work very
hard to make sure that every girl of breeding age gets her baby. Some of
the men feel likewise, and a large number of them JUST DON'T CARE about
the children they're fathering. Or, they actively want to be fathers,
feed the girl/woman a line of BS, then never marry her or pay. Or, do so
Fundamentalist Churches and Catholic Churches have speakers talking about
how all these "non-Christian women" are out there "murdering their
babies", and from the sound of it, ALL women who are not members of these
churches are just itching to have abortions. Abortion is the last gasp
when all other steps at contraception have failed.
I got out of there partly because I couldn't find anybody there who was
worth talking to.
--- In Why_breed@yahoogroups.com, "aditmore@..." <aditmore@...> wrote:
> That is an impossible pipedream because conservative rural areas are
absolutely doomed and the best we can possibly do is permanently evacuate
women from antichoice states like Oklahoma. We cannot possibly save
Oklahoma no matter how much it may need saving, any more than we can save
Afghanistan. We can only make the best places even better by further
advancing contraception in those places, mostly cities, where it is
already most advanced.
> Also, there is nothing stopping the city of Santa Cruz CA from
providing free contraception to Oklahoman women in Oklahoma. And it is
more likely than expecting the state of Oklahoma, or the feds, to provide
free contraception to Oklahoman women in Oklahoma.
> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: "Beth" <beth_h8@...>
> To: Why_breed@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Why breed? Re: Take control of your sexual health - put a ring
> Date: Sun, 08 Jul 2012 06:06:31 -0000
> The DC law making it legal for a pharmacy to sell women birth control
pills without a doctor's prescription is a good step. There have been
many articles written that say that there is no justification for a woman
to have to have an (expensive and invasive) medical examination to get
the pill. Many doctors even say that without that requirement, they would
not have women come in every year for their pap test and pelvic
examinations. Birth control should not be held as hostage for that.
> The other thing is that pharmacies can refuse to fill any prescription
that violates their own moral/ethical code. A pro-pregnancy pharmacist
might not fill a "morning after pill" prescription, or even a birth
control pill prescription. Walmart will not fill emergency contraception
prescriptions, even after a rape, and in many small towns or even larger
ones, people without good transportation have to "take their chances" on
getting pregnant. IMnsHO, a pharmacy or pharmacist which will not fill a
valid prescription should have their license revoked. Better to have it
as "over the counter" medicine, and it should be as easy to purchase as
> Municipal contraception initiatives are great as far as they go, but
everyone does not live in a city. There are small villages, small
unincorporated communities, and people who do not live in any community.
Contraception is needed in rural areas too! The way populations can and
do increase, even if there were no births in cities for 50 years, without
contraception in the country, we would still have our population
> It needs to be nationwide. And, it needs to go into the culture as a
"responsible" thing to do - not "morally questionable" as many would have
> --- In Why_breed@yahoogroups.com, aditmore@ wrote:
> > FINALLY!!!! a national campaign to promote MUNICIPAL contraception.
> > you just need to focus on more small cities like Berkeley CA, Santa
> > CA, Provincetown MA, Santa Fe NM, Reno NV, and Asheville NC. Go
> > especially for university towns with a high percentage of college
> > students and professors. MY life and future depends on it and I'm a
> > hermit; though what makes me a hermit is the refusal of others to
> > municipal environmental contraception!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> > -Alan Ditmore
> > Please read these petitions advocating municipal environmental
> > contraception funding, which is increasingly politically realistic
> > to The Big Sort in more and more towns, and helps women's rights,
> > of life, and school taxes as well as being at
> > least 5 times more cost-effective than any other environmental
> > http://tinyurl.com/townBC2
> > http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12874
> > http://tinyurl.com/towncontraception
> > http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/condoms/condoms.shtml
> > http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000980387141
> > 9
> > http://tinyurl.com/opcensor
> > http://www.change.org/petitions/asheville-lgbt-rights-for-environment
> > contraception
> > raception-especially-municipal/
> > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/childfreetown/
> > http://www.thebigsort.com/maps.php
> > The prochoice and contraception movements are placing too high a
> > on defensive actions in the red states when we should be going on the
> > offensive, the side of "change", in the blue states, and cities. The
> > worst places
> > will get even worse no matter what we do, but the unrealized
> > potential, the low hanging fruit, is in making the best places even
> > better. This opportunity is being caused by The Big Sort. Mayors are
> > answerable to rural voters, unlike governors and presidents.
> > le&id=27823&security=1521&news_iv_ctrl=-1
> > le&id=27825&security=1521&news_iv_ctrl=-1
> > le&id=32477&security=1521&news_iv_ctrl=-1
> > http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12891
> > 12828
> > http://www.amplifyyourvoice.org/end_abonly
> > http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5041388
> > We americans love cars more than babies, Very soon we will have to
> > choose, and we will choose cars.
> > On Wed, 25 Apr 2012 16:06:24 -0400 (EDT) "Cindy Pearson, National
> > Health Network" <alerts@> writes:
> > About | Donate
> > April 25, 2012
> > Dear Friends,
> > You may have seen in recent news that some cities have been giving
> > the new and improved FC2 Female Condom� in an effort to raise
> > about the product, which gives women more control in protecting
> > themselves from HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. New
> > research is now showing that these female condom distribution
> > are a successful AND cost-effective means of preventing new cases of
> > Even more excitingly, manufacturer The Female Health Company has just
> > announced that it will be beefing up its facilities for increased
> > production in order to meet the high demand for FC2 expected in the
> > future.
> > In the excerpt below, NWHN Program Coordinator Keely Monroe delves
> > into the facts on FC2 and its future potential. Click here to read
> > entire article, fresh from the current issue of The Women's Health
> > Activist.
> > Put a Ring on It!
> > Cities around the country are making sure that more women stay
> > and sexy by telling them to "put a ring on it"! What type of ring,
> > may ask? We aren't talking about the kind of ring Beyonc�
> > about in her song "Put a Ring on It;" we're talking about the new and
> > improved female condom.
> > Female condoms are currently the only self-initiated barrier method
> > option women have for preventing unwanted pregnancies and
> > sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV � which
> > a critically important prevention tool for women.
> > Advocates have always known that female condoms have the potential to
> > play an important role in promoting positive sexual health and
> > HIV and other STIs. But, they also know a lot of work was needed to
> > overcome the original female condom's bad reputation.
> > So, when the FC2 was released in the U.S., advocates grabbed the
> > opportunity to gain new momentum in promoting the female condom. With
> > funding from city and state health departments and from private
> > philanthropic sources, five cities with high HIV/AIDS prevalence have
> > launched creative and fun public education campaigns, drawing on
> > learned in other countries, to engage communities and increase both
> > awareness and use. These cities are Chicago, Houston, New York City,
> > Francisco, and Washington DC. Campaigns are also scheduled for
> > and Baton Rouge.
> > Although the female condom may not have superstar rank among
> > contraceptive methods yet, with innovative and engaging campaigns
> > place around the country, it seems inevitable that female condoms
> > eventually reach the famed status they deserve!
> > If you're not already getting The Women's Health Activist, click here
> > find out how you can receive a one-year subscription by becoming a
> > of the National Women's Health Network.
> > Thank you,
> > Cindy Pearson
> > Executive Director
> > P.S. Be sure to "Like" us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to
> > with the latest women's health news.
> > National Women's Health Network
> > PH: 202.682.2640 | FAX: 202.682.2648 | For health information:
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