Thursday, September 01, 2005

Disgusting (and not the first time) 

Planned Parenthood has reached a new low, offering free emergency contraception to displaced victims of the Hurricane:
"Did you escape the hurricane without your birth control?" asks Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas.

"As a courtesy to women fleeing Hurricane Katrina, we will offer one free cycle (one month) of birth control or one free Emergency Contraception kit to women" who come to a Houston-area Planned Parenthood clinic and produce a valid Louisiana or Mississippi driver's license.

What???? And its not just as if they are offering a free extension of subscription birth control. While objectionable to many still, it would at least be an extension of some sort of medicinal assistance. Instead, they are actually offering free emergency contraception, as if the hurricane will have caused widespread power outages, flooding, property damaged, and untold instantaneous conception. This makes me sick, so much so that I think PP needs to re-evaluate what sort of orginization they actually claim to be. Any group with the word Parenthood in the name ought to be supporting parents affected by this event, by providing infant support supplies, support for needy and suddenly homeless families, and helping to teach parents to cope with such disasters and, for those not directly affected, how to talk to their children about what happened in New Orleans. How pathetic must be the state of affairs on the left, especially among the pro-choice movement, that they have to hijack national tragedies in order to push their message. This angry, partisan group has found yet another opportunity to exploit human tragedy for subtle, hedged gains. And its not the first time:
Planned Parenthood of New York City offered women free abortions and other related services as a response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

The goal of the offer, good for 12 days in September, was "to reach out to women who have been displaced and ease their fears," the group said in a press release.

"Everyone wants to do something," spokesperson Ali Bartolone said in the statement. "This is our response; this is our way of helping women in need."

Maybe it's time for Planned Parenthood to change its name.

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Don't be so ignorant my Dorky U of C undergrad conservative zealots, who couldn't get into Harvard, or Amherst, or Yale, makybe even Darthmouth? Actually, if you have ever had a relationship with a woman, as I'm sure your haven't, as you are male U of C undergrads, you would know there are physiological consequences to going off of birth control pills temporarily, and then going back on them. If it can be avoided it should be. Not to mention it takes a while for the pill to become efffective after a woman starts taking it again. So what is wrong with helping women on birth control to keep there hormone cycles steady and in tact. Try actually interacting with women, even getting laid once before you attack a woman's group for helping women. Have a rockin' weekend in Hyde Park! Dorks.
Ah, how I marvel at the bredth of your wit and the strength of your candor. Harvard indeed. Some of us did get into Ivy League schools, but that is of no consequence. I am hesitant to even respond to this sort of pornagraphic slogan-mongering, but since you continue to litter our posts with your comments, perhaps I shall. You will note that I was careful not to criticize the birth control aspect, since I am much more inclined to be disgusted by free abortions than the coninuation of a perscription, as any decent person should when what is needed is food, water and diapers for those already born and in the midst of this tragedy:

And its not just as if they are offering a free extension of subscription birth control. While objectionable to many still, it would at least be an extension of some sort of medicinal assistance.

But again, I am sure that this too is of little consequence to those hellbent on ad hominem insults of the most base level. As to the matter of female companionship, Jason has posted several times pictures of himself and his attractive significant other, and I am tempted to do the same, although I can't say such drivel is particularly worth the effort. Perhaps you would care to post an intelligent response to any of the issues raised here, but somehow I think that would be beneath you.
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