Don't Wait Until the
contraception is a safe way to prevent pregnancy
soon after unprotected sex. It blocks ovulation so sperm never meets an
egg. (It will not abort a pregnancy.)
Emergency Contraception: Copper-bearing intrauterine
most effective emergency contraception is a copper IUD (copper-bearing
intrauterine device). When inserted within 120 hours (5 days)
unprotected intercourse, a copper-bearing IUD is more than 99%
effective in preventing pregnancy. Once inserted, women can continue to
use the IUD as an ongoing method of contraception, or may choose to
change to another contraceptive method. (WHO)
copper IUD gives effective birth control for up to 7 years and
costs anywhere between $0-$1,300. IUDs are free or low cost with many
health insurance plans, Medicaid, and some other government programs. (Planned
Levonorgestrel 1.5 mg
B One-Step and other levonorgestrel 1.5mg single-dose pills are labeled
to use within 72 hours of unprotected sex but is best used as soon as
possible. Plan B is about $47 and expires after 4 years. Other brands
(Take Action, My Way, Option 2, Preventeza, AfterPill,
Aftera, & Econtra)
of the levonorgestrel 1.5mg single-dose pills are about $12-$45. These
pills do not work well for women weighing more than 165 pounds.
pills can lower the chances of pregnancy by 75-89% and are available
without a prescription at most drugstores, pharmacies, Target, Walmart,
and through some of the “other brands” links above.
Ulipristal acetate (ella) 30 mgThe
emergency contraception pill with ulipristal acetate is called ella and
requires a prescription. The single-dose pill must be taken as soon as
possible within 120 hours after unprotected sex, is more effective than
levonorgestrel pills, and
costs $50 or more. It expires at about 3 years.
Why Emergency Contraception?Contraception and emergency contraception become more significant with abortion threatened in the U.S. by the U.S. Supreme Court and their Federalist Hypocrite Society overlords and their Opus Dei overlords (see previous post).
45% of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended or about
2.8 million. Emergency contraception offers women a last chance to
prevent pregnancy after unprotected intercourse. (Emergency
Contraception - A Last Chance to Prevent
Unintended Pregnancy, Princeton 2019)Three
studies that evaluated women who were sexually assaulted
care at emergency departments indicated that only 21-50% of eligible
women received emergency contraception. (American College of
Obstetricians & Gynecologists 152,
estimated that 734,630 people were raped (including threatened,
attempted, or completed rape) in the U.S. in 2018. Nationwide, 81% of
women and 43% of men reported experiencing some form of sexual
harassment and/or assault in their lifetime. One out of every five
women in the U.S. has experienced rape or attempted rape during their
lifetime. (National Sexual
Violence Resource Center)
someone is raped or sexually assaulted, go to the nearest hospital
emergency room as soon
The National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-HOPE (4673) can help you
find a hospital able to collect evidence of rape or sexual assault. You
medicine to prevent HIV and other STIs (sexually transmitted
infections) and get emergency contraception
to prevent pregnancy.For
more information (and after July 2022, more recent information)
visit: the Planned
Parenthood website, World
Health Organization website, the links above, or your doctor.
Music Association: Maureen
McGovern - The Morning After
* I'm not a doctor.Secret GovernmentAnti-Choice
2022 Back in
1982, some law students who didn't know enough about law
started the Federalist Society. They are the dark-money group that gave
the previous president a
list of Federalist Society member lawyers to be appointed as federal
judges, in some cases without having any trial experience.
Trump followed the list like it was his master.
Federalist Society used the name Federalist, like Hamilton and
Madison's Federalist Papers, except they're:
are hypocrites. The U.S. Constitution says nothing about abortion or
handguns, but they point to the Constitution anyway. The Federalist
says states can't make gun laws but can make abortion laws. They say
certain presidents cannot nominate a justice to the Supreme Court in an
election year, but other presidents can. They ignore the teachings of
Christ and have ties to the secret
society Opus Dei. They lie.
- Not federalists
They are not
even conservatives. Conservatives want less government.
Society wants to interfere in women's reproductive decisions. They want
to keep immigrants out. They want to control others based on Hypocrite
Society decisions not the rule of law, with annual
funding from Google and Facebook.
The recent New York handgun decision might have the signature of
Justice Thomas, but its wording and lack of case references smelled
like something dreamed up by the Hypocrite Society.
not how the Supreme Court used to function. That's
not how the decision on Roe
v. Wade was made. When the U.S. Supreme
heard oral arguments on December 13, 1971, it was messy and out in the
open court. The prosecution didn't know they were supposed to be making
arguments for jurisdiction. The defendant's attorney Jay Floyd started
with a sexist
joke — the worst
joke in legal history.
It was not well received. The case was re-argued on October 11, 1972.
Sarah Weddington continued to represent the pseudonymous Jane Roe, and
Texas assistant attorney general Robert C. Flowers replaced Jay Floyd
Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger
the task of writing the Court's opinions to conservative
Harry Blackmun. Justices Blackmun and Burger were friends since church
school and throughout grade school at Van Buren elementary in St. Paul,
Minnesota. They lived five blocks from each other in the Dayton's Bluff
neighborhood, played sports together, and Blackmun was best man at
Justice Blackmun wrote the
majority opinion in Roe
v. Wade on January 22, 1973 that state laws banning
violate a pregnant woman’s right to privacy
protected by the 14th Amendment. “This right of privacy... is
broad enough to encompass a woman’s decision whether or not
to terminate her pregnancy,” Blackmun wrote in
the 7-2 decision.
Justice Blackmun subsequently
had mixed feelings about his role in the case. In a 1983 newspaper
interview, he said, “People misunderstand. I am not
for abortion. I hope my family never has to face such a decision.” He
as “a no-win
case” and predicted that, “fifty years
from now, abortion probably will not be as great a legal issue. I think
it will continue to be a moral issue.”
Music Association: The Beatles -
Do You Want To Know A Secret?
reportedSupreme MistakeRoe v. Wade
that Facebook is removing this cartoon "for violent
or graphic content." (July 1, 2022)
morning the U.S.
Supreme Court announced a 6-3 decision to overturn the 1973
case of Roe v. Wade
(410 U.S. 113) which legalized abortion. Abortion is no
longer a federal right.
the 1990s, many states have been chipping away at the 1973 decision,
and anti-choice groups have made the work of abortion clinics difficult
or impossible. The driving force in the nomination of Supreme Court
justices has been whether they will support or overturn Roe. In the Senate
hearing for their nominations, the
conservative justices swore under oath (video)
to protect the rights established in 1973. They swear all the time.
That's just the way they &@(<!^% talk.
case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health
centered on a
Mississippi law that would ban abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy,
even in cases of rape or incest. Under
the direction of Mississippi
attorney general Lynn Fitch, the state of Mississippi asked
the Supreme Court to
uphold the law and slash the landmark Roe v. Wade decision in
process. Speaking on Catholic TV program Pro-Life Weekly, attorney
general Fitch gloated, “Fifty years
ago, for professional women, they wanted you to make
a choice. Now you don't have to. You
have the option in life to really achieve your dreams, your goals, and
you can have those beautiful children as well.” Options?
Poverty gives you options?!? Ectopic pregnancies give you options?!?
Rape gives you options?!?
And Catholic TV talks
about how much they love children?!? That's not what the legal
does the Book of Books — the Good Book — the Holy
Bible say about abortion?
The fourth book of the
5:11-31 gives a drink recipe for a wife who has been
unfaithful to her husband, you know, “when your body
Scour the Bible for the drink
recipe for the unfaithful husband. Go ahead, I'll wait.
Daniel but before Joel, the Book
of Hosea 9:14 has God threatening “a
miscarrying womb and dry breasts.”
songbook of the Bible, Psalms has a song whose tune has been lost in
time but the words to Psalm
137:9 go something like this: “Blessed
shall he be who takes your little ones and dashes them against
the rock!” When reading the “Good
it is important to not just know a verse but also the context. The
context of Psalm 137 is the Hebrews in exile in Babylon and not
particularly happy with their Babylonian masters and would not actually
follow through on such a threat. It's like Pro-Choice supporters
are still legal.”
not that anti-choicers care what the Bible says about abortion. The
Bible is a deflection. History is full of abortifacients
and abortion methodologies, none as
safe and effective as 21st century options.
anti-choice deflection is a heartbeat. Two things about a heartbeat.
family members decide to end the life-sustaining medical procedures of
a patient who is brain dead, the heart is still beating. Life isn't
defined by a heartbeat. Jellyfish don't have hearts. Starfish and
flatworms don't have hearts. Octopi have three hearts. Hagfish have
four hearts. Earthworms have five hearts. A fairyfly is .006 inches
long and has a long, tiny heart which can only be seen through
microscope. And hearts don't even need a body.
petri dish can have a heartbeat.
In 2014, researchers took skin cells, turned them into stem cells, and
then into heart cells (cardiomyocytes). To their surprise, the heart
abortion argument is meant to maintain generations of poor people to
attend to the wealthy. “A
substantial majority of women seeking abortions are low income, with
half living below the federal poverty level and another quarter living
between 100% and 199% of the poverty level. Three in five abortion
patients are women of color.”*
Abortion restrictions are class
warfare. It's an extension of
And abortion is a political distraction
from mitigating climate change.
Music Association: Blondie -
Heart Of Glass
* David Cohen and Carole Joffe,
Obstacle Course - The Everyday Struggle to Get an Abortion in America,
Surrounded by seated old white
men, a male doctor tells a woman, "Just
relax. They are just hear to tell you what you can and cannot do with
your body."Poverty &
Michael de Adder editorial cartoon,
June 24, 2022
recently reported on “The
comparison of women who had abortions with those who had been turned
away from abortion clinics. “The two groups were economically
same when they sought an abortion,” Diana Foster said.
found that women who were
denied abortions were more likely to end up living in poverty. They had
worse credit scores and, even years later, were more likely to not have
enough money for the basics, such as food and gas. In addition, those
denied a termination were more likely to be with a partner who abused
them. They were more likely to end up as a single parent. Their bodies
were different too. The ones denied an abortion were in worse health,
experiencing more hypertension and chronic pain. None of the women who
had an abortion died from it. This is unsurprising; other research
shows that the procedure has extremely low complication rates, as well
as no known negative health or fertility effects. Yet in the Turnaway
sample, pregnancy ended up killing two of the women who wanted a
termination and did not get one. Most of the women seeking an abortion
were already mothers. In the years after they terminated a pregnancy,
their kids were better off; they were more likely to hit their
developmental milestones and less likely to live in poverty. Many women
who had an abortion went on to have more children. Those pregnancies
were much more likely to be planned, and those kids had better
outcomes. The interviews made clear that women, far from taking a
view of abortion, took
the decision seriously. Most reported using
contraception when they got pregnant. Afterward, nearly all said that
termination had been the right decision. At five years, only 14 percent
felt any sadness about having an abortion; two in three ended up having
no or very few emotions about it at all. “Relief”
most common feeling, and an abiding one.
human gestation period is ten months —
months (40 weeks) for the body to make something that looks
This week's Newsweek magazine
has a cover story titled, “What
Science Says About Abortion.”
The article attempts to differentiate the survival of
premature births in the U.S., saying:
cost of caring for a single very-premature baby typically runs to more
than $100,000, with a typical NICU handling 20 or more babies at once.
Such advanced NICUs are beyond
the reach of most hospitals.”
(page 29) •
the U.S., 17% of babies delivered at 22 weeks (5 1/2 months) survive.
About 9 of 10 extreme preemies will run into serious complications,
including blindness and deafness, lung and bowel problems, and various
types of motor impairment and brain damage —
problems which could take decades to overcome. (pages 29-30)
newborns die at the hospital at three times the rate at which white
newborns die, but the high Black newborn mortality rate is cut in half
for Black newborns who are treated by Black doctors. (page 32)
expectant women are more likely than white women to end up at an
under-resourced "safety-net" hospital, where premature survival rates
are generally much lower because such hospitals... don't even try to
save extremely premature babies. (page 33)
A few days ago, MinnPost
announced the results of a survey commissioned by MinnPost and
conducted by Change Research, of 1,551 Minnesota voters from June 3-8.
It found 67% of Minnesota voters oppose
a ban on abortions in all circumstances.
(75%) were far more likely to oppose an abortion ban than men (58%).
College-educated people (74%) were more likely to oppose an abortion
ban than non-college-educated people (61%). The opposition to a ban on
abortion was stronger in the Twin Cities (75%) and the metro (69%) than
in the rest of Minnesota (61%). The online poll used targeted social
media ads and text messages to recruit respondents.
survey did not ask if the respondents were doctors or nurses.
Music Association: Paul
McCartney - Live and Let Die
Horses Don't RunAbortion
Gallup took a survey. It's what
they do. Last month they called 1,007 U.S. adults and asked them about
that 55% of people now identify as pro-choice, the highest percentage
since 1995. Meanwhile, 39% of people identify as what could be called
anti-choice, the lowest since 1996.
started the survey on May 2nd, just hours before the draft of
Supreme Court's opinion on abortion was leaked to Politico.
latest data show Americans are less likely than a year ago to say
abortion should be illegal in all circumstances, falling six points to
13%, the lowest Gallup has recorded for this position since 1995. At
the same time, the 35% wanting it legal under any circumstances is the
highest in Gallup's trend by one point, after increasing slightly each
of the past three years. Currently, support for
abortion in the first trimester runs more than 2-to-1 in favor (67% vs.
27%). A majority of Americans (55%) are generally against abortion in
the second three months, while 36% think it should be legal. Americans
are most unified in their views on the third trimester, with 71% saying
abortion should not be legal at this stage and 20% saying it should
be.”Gallup did not
ask how many of those surveyed were doctors or nurses.
Music Associations: America -
Horse With No Name
& ELO - Telephone Line
Not a DoctorAbortion
As a man and not a doctor, my view on
abortion has been that it is none of my business.
hasn't mattered who is considering an abortion or how close they are to
me — none of my business.
Before the leak
(leak?!?) by the Supreme Court of a draft ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade, I knew
very little about abortion. I knew an old joke about some U.S.
politician being so stupid as to think Roe v. Wade
were two ways to cross the Potomac River. I knew that before Roe,
people would sometimes die by attempting a surgical abortion at home,
sometimes involving a non-surgical implement found in most closets. And
that abortion was none of my business.
always had enough issues to
deal with personally to not go around telling others what to do or how
to live their lives. It takes some big issues (climate
change, covid-19, George
Floyd, Ukraine-Russia war,
...) for me to haul out the soapbox and even then, I'm not telling you
what to do. Except vote. And get vaccinated. Fine. Well, this is the
first time I've said anything about abortion or looked into it.
that I've read about abortion, my position has changed.
about the long - long history of abortion and all the ways to do an
abortion (abortifacients!) and
all the ramifications, I have taken what was a teenaged
view of abortion and morphed it into something that more fully
represents my values and my faith. I've come to realize it is so very
none of my business and all the arguments to outright ban abortion defy
logic, understanding, and compassion.
previously made the mistake of calling the two sides: pro-choice and
pro-life. That's so wrong. The two sides are: pro-choice and
anti-choice. The anti-choice group takes the side of a dependent organ
against the health and wellbeing of women and trans-men, and against
the wellbeing of
existing children who also need support. They can't be pro-life and be
against re-banning assault weapons used for mass murder. They can't be
pro-life and pro-war. They can't be pro-life and against basic
healthcare for all and against a living wage. The anti-choicers want protection for them
and what is theirs and restrictions
properly done, abortion is one of the safest procedures in medicine,
but unsafe abortion is a major cause of maternal death, especially in
the developing world, while making safe abortion legal and accessible
reduces maternal deaths. Around 56 million abortions are performed each
year in the world, with about 45% done unsafely.”
had known about miscarriages. The mother of a friend listed a
miscarriage as one of her children. Miscarriages end 30 to 40% of
pregnancies. I knew certain pregnancies
could kill the mother and the child. I just learned the word, ectopic.
Did I say I'm not a doctor?!? Well, I'm not a doctor, and page 202 of
the 1378 page Mayo Clinic book beside me says, “Ectopic
pregnancy occurs when the fertilized egg implants itself anywhere other
than in the uterus. The fertilized egg may become implanted on the
ovary or in the abdominal cavity, but in 95 percent of all ectopic
pregnancies the egg is implanted in the fallopian tube. Thus an ectopic
pregnancy is sometimes called a tubal pregnancy. This is an extremely
dangerous condition that, when not detected early, can have dire
consequences. It is a leading cause of pregnancy-related death.”
Ectopic pregnancy is one reason abortion can be doctor recommended.
learned about the combination of mifepristone and misoprostol pills
when used as
directed, are 97% effective for abortions during the first 63
pregnancy. I learned of Aid Access,
which has sent these pills to more than 30,000 Americans over
last four years. [July 3, 2022 update: Demand
for abortion pills
at Aid Access has increased from 600 emails per day to 4,000 emails per
day since the Supreme Court ruling.] Other information about abortion
Women Help Women
Pills) (get contraceptives)
• How To Use
Abortion Pills (video)
Miscarriage and Abortion
already knew about Planned
As the largest provider of birth control in the United States, Planned
Parenthood does more than anyone else to prevent abortions. They say, “There
are two ways of ending a pregnancy: in-clinic abortion and the abortion
pill. Both are safe and very common. If you’re pregnant and
thinking about abortion, you may have lots of questions.
here to help. You Can Come to Us, No Matter What. Pregnant and not sure
what to do? That can be scary, but you’re not alone. The
professional, caring staff at your nearest Planned Parenthood health
center will give you all the straight-up information you need to help
you make the right decision for you. No pressure, no judgment. Just
resource is I need an
which gives simple, current, and localized information about abortions.
They say, “With
3 non-personally-identifiable pieces of information (that we
don’t collect or store), we’re able to give people
abortions the information most relevant to their individual
circumstances. This means there are a ton of different experiences you
could get on ineedana.com.
We show everyone their closest clinics, but if you enter that
you’re a minor in a state with parental consent
laws, we show you
that information too. If you click a button asking “How am
I going to afford this?,” we show you your state’s
Funds and Practical Support Networks. If you’re under
and in a state that allows telemedicine and abortion pills by mail, we
show that as an option.”Pre-Abortion Decision Help
Planned Parenthood - Considering
pregnancy talk line •
The Religious Coalition for
Reproductive Choice •
and AbortionWhere to get an Abortion in the
Need an Abortion
Abortion Finder •
Abortion Federation •
Funding - National Hotline •
Funding - By State •
State-by-State Laws (ABC News) •
If you are a minor
and need help getting an abortion or obtaining
Judicial Bypass (a judge waives the requirement of parental
consent/notification), contact the Repro Legal
Helpline by calling 844-868-2812 or filling out this
Post-Abortion Support Resources
pregnancy talk line •
Connect and Breathe
post-abortion talk line •
post-abortion text line •
Guide to Emotional and Spiritual Resolution After an Abortion
Plus, More Resources+
on Web - online abortion service
resource links on Reddit
still don't know nearly enough to be any use to you. You need caring
professionals to ask you questions about your situation and offer some
help. You don't need me or the United States Supreme Court interfering
with your health. The Supremes are expected to overturn Roe v. Wade later
Music Association: Supremes -
Climate Change Shell GameBangity,
Bangity, You're Dead!
Day • May
one needs an AR-15 or any other assault weapon designed to massacre
people. The ten year ban on assault weapons (1994-2004) saw mass
shootings drop 43%. Since the ban expired, mass shootings have tripled.
The Buffalo NY shooting at the Tops grocery store on May 14th should
not have been possible. The Robb elementary school shooting on May 27th
in Uvalde TX should not
have been possible. Re-ban
To make this
understandable to the assault weapons people, the bangity-bangity guns
should be banned again. (It's
really more of a ripping sound, like burrrrrraaaaaap.)
ownership should require a background check, safe storage, and should
be subject to red flag laws or extreme risk protection orders.
suffered 4,164 gun deaths in 2020, the most recent year for which the
CDC has published data. That's a rate of 14.2 deaths per 100,000
Texans. California, by comparison, saw 3,449 deaths, a gun death rate
of 8.5 deaths per 100,000 Californians. Texas
does not have the highest gun death rate, however. They aren't that stupid. The
top states by gun death rates are:
Mississippi • 28.6.
Louisiana • 26.3.
Wyoming • 25.9.
Missouri • 23.9.
Alabama • 23.6.
Alaska • 23.5.
states with the highest gun death rates are among the ones with
the highest gun ownership rates.
Mississippi • 50% of adults live in a household with a gun.
Louisiana • 48%.
Wyoming • 59%.
Missouri • 48%.
Alabama • 50%.
Alaska • 59%.
there are fewer guns, there are fewer gun deaths. The states with the
lowest gun death rates in 2020, per the CDC (alongside the percentage
of homes with a gun in 2007-2016, per RAND) were:
Hawaii • 3.4 (8% of adults live in a household with a gun).Parents
and media firebrands that empower the mass shooters should also be held
accountable. The police who not only did not enter the school but
actively prevented others from stepping in should also be held
Massachusetts • 3.7 (10%).
New Jersey • 5 (8%).
Rhode Island • 5.1 (11%).
New York • 5.3 (14%).
And what should really dominate the
news and politics is climate
Music Association: Chris Cross -
The Best That You Can Do?AbortionRussia
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