Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Bush Blamed for Abortion...Ridiculous!!!

Now I think I've heard it all. A lady wrote an article blaming Bush for her abortion because she couldn't get a Morning After pill. She goes further to blame conservatives, doctors and the FDA. Seems everyone is to blame but herself. Whatever happened to the concept of personal responsibility!!!

Here's a great rebuttal to her article.


Smile-N-Cajun said...
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Smile-N-Cajun said...

Well it seems to me if she wouldn't have failed to "insert the diaphragm" she could have prevented it. The only one to blame is herself!

Cajun Tiger said...


Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Just when you think you've heard it all!!! And this woman has absolutely no shame to share all of these personal details w/the world. Yikes!!

My husband often brings home these funny videos he finds off the internet at work. One of them was this woman calling 911 because Burger King wasn't making her food fast enough and the way she wanted it. It was an actual 911 call and I was just incredulous. No one has a clue about responsibility anymore.

The Mother Load said...

Whatever happened to closing your, shall I say - legs?!

Speechie said...

I find myself torn here. I believe that this woman should have been allowed access to the morning after pill. And you must admit that she did take some responsbility by trying to obtain it.

I'm angered by the people commenting here saying that she should have kept her legs shut...she is married after all. I'm also angered by the people who have been commenting here that seem to believe that contraception works every time. It DOES NOT.

I abhor comments about the woman being completely to blame.

However, I believe her idea that the Bush administration is to blame is completely bogus. What happened to her was the result of her doctor placing his personal beliefs above the safety and concern of his patients.

However, at the same time, I would have reminded this woman that Planned Parenthood is EVERYWHERE and is OPEN on Saturdays. The other doctor she called should have made room for her based on the emergency status of her call.
And if all else failed she should have gone to the emergency room. Expensive, yes. But also effective in preventing her future heartache.

I do not disagree with her decision to have an abortion. She talks about the emotional implications. I'm focused more on the physical implications.

In the end what it boils down to for me is that she should have been given the pill. She should have been able to just walk into her gyno's office and ask for it. But it is NOT the government's fault.

This was not an issue of funding or of manpower, like it was with the cancer research holdoff that sealed the fate of thousands of cancer sufferers not only in republican holdings but also in democratic holdings. This was an issue of safety.

Even as an ardent supporter of a woman's right to choose, I would be inclined to agree with the current stand on the issue. It needs more time. There must be some other solution than putting it out there on the shelf. Making Plan B available at every doctor's office is a good idea. OTCing it is NOT. What this woman does not seem to realize is that if we OTC Plan B, we are effectively destroying every stride we have made in the fight to promote safe and responsible sex amongst sexually active adults and teens.

I don't feel the "close you legs" and "remember to use protection" arguments have any validation here because the woman has been married a long time. She made a mistake. And tried to rectify it. She got turned away.

And while that is NOT the government's fault we should all remember that she did get victimized just a little bit.

Cajun Tiger said...

Speechie...while I disagree that the morning after pill should ever be available, you definitely present the argument in a much more mature and sensible way. Had she done the same, I doubt this article would have even come up on my radar.

It's sad that most libs just can't help themselves in blaming anything and everything on President Bush, even according to some the "arrogance" of LSU students and alumni ;)

Speechie said...

CT...haha. :)

Smile-N-Cajun said...

I still don't think the unborn child should suffer just b/c the woman is older and she does not want anymore kids. I know that in my case, I have a boy and girl that makes my family complete, but if an accident happens I would not kill the miracle inside of me!

Cajun Tiger said... all comes down to personal responsibility...if you don't want more kids and you end up pregnant your choice should either be to buckle down and raise the child or adoption...that is taking personal responsibility for actions.