Since I am about the only member still active, I realize this may be just a personal rant, but I am sick to death of this birth control debate. Why are we debating this in 2012 when we have so many other issues which are more important? Why in the world are people so concerned about insurance paying for birth control pills and other forms of bc?
First of all, no one can have it all ways. Almost everyone loves sex. However, unprotected sex leads to babies and disease. Both are much more expensive than bc. Some people complain heartily about Medicaid, welfare, SSDI, food stamps, taxes for public schools - any kid related tax. Others complain that they should not even have to see a child in a public place, let alone have to actually share a restaurant or an airplane with one. Obviously, there are a lot of people in our country who hate any expense or inconvenience due to children.
Hello morons! Women without access to bc will have children. Just telling them to use rythym or go without sex won't work. This was a standard method of bc for millions of years and everyone knows how that went - 7 billion people on this earth and counting. Obviously, some people are watching the Dugars or Kate Gosselin and deciding this is what is best for all women. Not all of us want 18 children. Men sure don't plan to do without sex, so unless all men decide to go gay after they have all the children they want, bc for the man or the woman is going to be part of the equation.
Is it a good idea for every straight American woman to have all the children her body can physically handle? (Lesbians are, by nature, exempt.) And who will care for all these unwanted children, plently of whom may have serious physical problems due to being unwanted? Are we going to build massive orphanages for all these kids? As a historian and someone whose taken a psychology class or two, orphanages are not a good place to grow up. This is not a good way to raise children in any society. Besides we got away from poor houses and orphanages, why would anyone in their right mind want to go back to the bad old days? Oh yes, the people coming up with these "great" ideas are rich, white men who have no intention of paying for any of this. Perhaps, their idea is to bring back child labor and all these unwanted children can make hood ornaments for Jaguars, Bentleys and Ferraris.
I am angry about this on so many levels, I can't write anymore. I'll post some articles that every woman should read in headlines. I really believe some of these idiots want to dictate exactly how people should believe in god, eat, live and women should defintely head back to the bedroom and the kitchen.