Bush Supports Limits on Morning-after Pill - page 3

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  1. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from Shamira Aizza
    What does this mean and what is it's application to the issue?

    What in this issue does not 'support' the Bush administration? Your comment makes no sense; this drug was about to be made accessible without interference from Pres. Bush. Those are the facts, so what do you see that "does not support the Bush administration."??
    I believe that MBA was remarking on the tendency of some Bush supporters to cry ''spin doctor'' when anyone else disagrees with something he says or does.
  2. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from mercyteapot
    I believe that MBA was remarking on the tendency of some Bush supporters to cry ''spin doctor'' when anyone else disagrees with something he says or does.
    All politicians spin . . . . the Dems have "talking points" as well. So fingers can't just be pointed at Republicans . . .

    All the more reason for us all to do our own research.

    steph
  3. by   VivaLasViejas
    Quote from stevielynn
    All politicians spin . . . . the Dems have "talking points" as well. So fingers can't just be pointed at Republicans . . .

    All the more reason for us all to do our own research.

    steph
    :yeahthat:
  4. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from stevielynn
    All politicians spin . . . . the Dems have "talking points" as well. So fingers can't just be pointed at Republicans . . .

    All the more reason for us all to do our own research.

    steph
    A question was asked and I merely answered it.
  5. by   Shamira Aizza
    Quote from mercyteapot
    I believe that MBA was remarking on the tendency of some Bush supporters to cry ''spin doctor'' when anyone else disagrees with something he says or does.
    That's exactly why it doesn't make sense; there is nothing to disagree with. This post was an attempt to create the illusion of Mr. Bush being a flip-flopper; it wasn't presented as a disagreement.

    This actually makes it clear from where the "spin" is coming.
  6. by   fiestynurse
    Two U.S. senators have stood out in their efforts to help sound science prevail over politics in the campaign for increased access to Plan B: Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and Patty Murray (D-WA). Let's give special thanks to them for moving this forward. It's unfortunate that the Bush administration put restrictions on this, by limiting it to women over the age of 18, which does nothing to resolve the teen pregnancy or teen abortion issue. I don't get it?
    The American Medical Association notes that widespread access to emergency contraception could annually prevent as many as 1.7 million unintended pregnancies and 800,000 abortions.

    Oh, that's right - We want our teens to practice abstinence. If we make plan B available this will encourage promiscuity.
  7. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from Shamira Aizza
    That's exactly why it doesn't make sense; there is nothing to disagree with. This post was an attempt to create the illusion of Mr. Bush being a flip-flopper; it wasn't presented as a disagreement.

    This actually makes it clear from where the "spin" is coming.
    I have no idea what you're talking about, but okiedokiefine.
  8. by   charebec65
    Quote from fiestynurse
    ... It's unfortunate that the Bush administration put restrictions on this, by limiting it to women over the age of 18, which does nothing to resolve the teen pregnancy or teen abortion issue. I don't get it?
    The American Medical Association notes that widespread access to emergency contraception could annually prevent as many as 1.7 million unintended pregnancies and 800,000 abortions.

    Oh, that's right - We want our teens to practice abstinence. If we make plan B available this will encourage promiscuity.
    I just don't get why the religious right think that if things like abortions and the "morning after" pill are banned that the numbers of unintended pregnancies would decrease. It just makes no sense that a teenager would think, "Hey, I can go get the morning after pill now....I can have sex..yay!" If a teenager is going to have sex, it will be more because of peer pressure and hormones, not because another form of birth control is available.

    Also, are there any legitimate studies that show that shoving abstinence down our children's throats keeps teen pregnancy numbers down? I have 5 kids and have pretty much found that if you try to shove some idea/rule/whatever down a teens throat that they'll rebel ... Kids will be kids. Heck, I grew up with some preacher's kids whose behaviors were terrible. I think it's more important that people learn all options as well as responsibilities and effects of sex.... physiological and psychological

    I don't believe in going and having an abortion for myself but I'd much rather the current safe and legal options stay in place. The alternative is what women and girls did before Roe v Wade.... back alley abortions, (hemorrhage, infection, death, etc) as well as rampant STD's.
  9. by   Shamira Aizza
    Quote from fiestynurse
    it's unfortunate that the bush administration put restrictions on this, by limiting it to women over the age of 18, which does nothing to resolve the teen pregnancy or teen abortion issue. i don't get it?
    the american medical association notes that widespread access to emergency contraception could annually prevent as many as 1.7 million unintended pregnancies and 800,000 abortions.

    oh, that's right - we want our teens to practice abstinence. if we make plan b available this will encourage promiscuity.
    the "bush administration?" this was done by the fda. democrats consider this a positive result, although they did nothing to 'drive this forward,' unless you want to consider them withdrawing their threats to interfere with confirming the new head of the fda as sound promotion of policy.

    it's not limited to women over 18; girls under 18 require a perscription...that's not a stretch considering that all women need a perscription for any other kind of medicinal birth control.

    eight women have died as a result of taking perscribed plan b; expect that number to increase; walk proud.
  10. by   Shamira Aizza
    Quote from mercyteapot
    I have no idea what you're talking about, but okiedokiefine.
    Of course you don't. Excellent way to clear this up, though.

    At least I asked for clarification.
  11. by   Plagueis
    Quote from charebec65
    I just don't get why the religious right think that if things like abortions and the "morning after" pill are banned that the numbers of unintended pregnancies would decrease. It just makes no sense that a teenager would think, "Hey, I can go get the morning after pill now....I can have sex..yay!" If a teenager is going to have sex, it will be more because of peer pressure and hormones, not because another form of birth control is available.
    :yeahthat:
  12. by   live4rachael
    Not all "religious right" are against the morning after pill and abortion because it would decrease teen sex or unintented pregnancies.

    It could just be the "religious right" believes that the morning after pill and abortion are wrong.
  13. by   VivaLasViejas
    Quote from live4rachael
    Not all "religious right" are against the morning after pill and abortion because it would decrease teen sex or unintented pregnancies.

    It could just be the "religious right" believes that the morning after pill and abortion are wrong.
    And that's perfectly fine..........if they believe those things are wrong, they don't have to purchase the pills or procure the abortion. They DO need to leave the rest of us adults alone to decide that for ourselves.

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