Debunking the right's contraception myths

Feb 21, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Salon

Unable, apparently, to convince the public that women having sex without "consequences" is inherently bad for society, conservatives have taken to claiming that increasing access to contraception won't actually prevent abortions.

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How about the myth that there are all these women in Western countries that have no access to contraception? Ever notice that not one single woman has ever come forward and said, "I can't get condoms?" Considering that they're available free at any clinic and can also be purchased quite cheaply.
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All politicians should just die.

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Stratton wrote:
How about the myth that there are all these women in Western countries that have no access to contraception? Ever notice that not one single woman has ever come forward and said, "I can't get condoms?" Considering that they're available free at any clinic and can also be purchased quite cheaply.
Then why aren't the men buying and using them? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?(said in Rush Limbaugh speak).

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Whatever form works best for you...use it. However, I'm a strong believer that anyone on Welfare or any form of public assistance should be cut off should they become pregnant. If you can't affor to support yourself financially already, you have no right to bring a child into the world and expect the taxpayer to foot the bill.
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Its Tim wrote:
Whatever form works best for you...use it. However, I'm a strong believer that anyone on Welfare or any form of public assistance should be cut off should they become pregnant. If you can't affor to support yourself financially already, you have no right to bring a child into the world and expect the taxpayer to foot the bill.
Well stated.
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Morgana 9 wrote:
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Then why aren't the men buying and using them? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?(said in Rush Limbaugh speak).
I agree completely. It is just as important for men to be responsible as women. Some people want to make this issue a fight between the genders, but it isn't. When you use a condom you protect both yourself and your partner.

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Stratton wrote:
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I agree completely. It is just as important for men to be responsible as women. Some people want to make this issue a fight between the genders, but it isn't. When you use a condom you protect both yourself and your partner.
The problem is, nobody rides the ass of men like they have women for centuries. It is the boys will be boys syndrome.

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Morgana 9 wrote:
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The problem is, nobody rides the ass of men like they have women for centuries. It is the boys will be boys syndrome.
Not necessarily. As a man, we are frequently put in the position of responsibility. I cannot tell you how many times, in the heat of the moment, I've heard the question, "Do you have a condom?" If not, it all stops there.
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Its Tim wrote:
<quoted text>Not necessarily. As a man, we are frequently put in the position of responsibility. I cannot tell you how many times, in the heat of the moment, I've heard the question, "Do you have a condom?" If not, it all stops there.
Lol.

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Its Tim wrote:
<quoted text>Not necessarily. As a man, we are frequently put in the position of responsibility. I cannot tell you how many times, in the heat of the moment, I've heard the question, "Do you have a condom?" If not, it all stops there.
That is not exactly what I was referring to. I was aiming at societal standards.

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Morgana 9 wrote:
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That is not exactly what I was referring to. I was aiming at societal standards.
Forgive the crudeness, but maybe society had that view because it is ultimately a woman accepting a man into her body, ultimately a woman accepting a man's seed. I think because of this, society may feel that it is ultimately a woman's choice.

I'm not saying I'm right or agree, just that this is what comes to mind when I read your post.
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Its Tim wrote:
Forgive the crudeness, but maybe society had that view because it is ultimately a woman accepting a man into her body, ultimately a woman accepting a man's seed.
And that's a STUPID argument. If a woman is using birth control or insists her partner use a condom to PREVENT unwanted pregnancy, obviously she doesn't "accept a man's seed" either.

Since it is the WOMAN who assumes all the health risks by carrying a pregnancy, ONLY the woman makes the decision whether or not to continue it.

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Ocean56 wrote:
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And that's a STUPID argument. If a woman is using birth control or insists her partner use a condom to PREVENT unwanted pregnancy, obviously she doesn't "accept a man's seed" either.
Since it is the WOMAN who assumes all the health risks by carrying a pregnancy, ONLY the woman makes the decision whether or not to continue it.
So you're rejecting the argument by arguing in favor of it. Every word you said after calling the argument stupid contradicted yourself.

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