>Concerned Women Concerned About Stupid Things

>Today’s New York Times has a story about a new emergency contraceptive called ella, which has the morality scolds at the Concerned Women of America very, well, concerned.

Why? Since doctors are still debating exactly how the pill works (it appears to prevent ovulation by blocking progesterone, thus preventing conception. And there goes the pro-lifers’ “this pill is exactly the same as murdering babies!” argument), they’ve come up with a unique new reason to be concerned:

Ms. Wright warned that men might slip ella to unsuspecting women, and she said testing so far was not adequate to establish whether it was safe.

Hmm. Thinking back to when I was single and looking for love in all the wrong places, I have to say the fear that men might slip an emergency contraceptive into my cocktail was the least of my worries. As for the safety issue, that is not an issue on which the Concerned Women have any credibility, seeing as how they have a history of touting phony studies falsely linking abortion to breast cancer, teen sex to depression, gays to all manner of social ills, etc. etc. Not to mention the whole “evolution is a liberal plot to kill Jesus” thing.

Thanks for your Concern. Duly noted.

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6 responses to “>Concerned Women Concerned About Stupid Things

  1. >When you consider that there are plenty of OTHER drugs than an evil-minded man might slip in an unsuspecting woman's drink that would be more closely aligned with the interested of Evil Men …… This claim really deserves an award in the Stupid Olympics.

  2. >This "objection" is truly hilarious. Like you, in my younger days my fears were not in that direction.Yes, I'm sure there are numerous unscrupulous horndogs out there who want to deprive Miss Virgin Blossom of an unwanted pregnancy. The cads.

  3. >i've been going to bars and clubs since i was 14. i have been in all manner of environments. CWA aren't wrong; guys really do try to slip drugs in women's drinks, and have for a long time. but contraception? that won't even work if only given in partial form as dissolved in a drink sipped once or twice? don't make me laugh. these bitches are just pulling it out of their asses, as usual. i'm happy to hear this is going to be available. but i read earlier today that it's going to be "prescription only." which is crap. it's not really "more dangerous" than the morning after pill, or standard BC. researchers may not "know" how it works (and that's mostly untrue, PhD bio scientists know plenty about it) but there's no reason to add the additional layer of crap to prevent poor and working women from getting their hands on this new product. making it a prescription drug tells me all i need to know about this administration's "commitment" to women. we don't matter, but it IS important to make sure fundie doctors and pharmacists get to raise a (legally valid, apparently) "moral" objection when a woman asks for it. insurance companies now get to dick women around in terms of paying for it. PP clinics will be further overworked and underfunded as they address the needs of women who need this medication. and naughty, irresponsible sluts will have to admit their shame to doctors and medical professionals, as part of the process of having control over their own bodies. our gov't approves so many untested, not really understood in the long term sense, drugs it's not even funny. trust me on this one; my mom is a research and teaching med school prof, i've heard the stories about what passes for "good enough for the government to approve" out there. don't get me started on Big Pharma controlling med research and funding. put another way, if there was a pill that could make men harmlessly and instantly, but temporarily infertile, how fast would it be an OTC pill any 5 year old could buy? fast enough to make your head spin, that's what. still, i'm happy it's out there. did anyone else notice? "government funded research." cause yeah, Big Pharma will always manufacture and research what people really need and makes them healthy, rather than new anti-whatever meds that are little more than the pill form of smack. not.

  4. >i've been going to bars and clubs since i was 14. i have been in all manner of environments. CWA aren't wrong; guys really do try to slip drugs in women's drinks, and have for a long time. but contraception? that won't even work if only given in partial form as dissolved in a drink sipped once or twice? don't make me laugh. these bitches are just pulling it out of their asses, as usual. i'm happy to hear this is going to be available. but i read earlier today that it's going to be "prescription only." which is crap. it's not really "more dangerous" than the morning after pill, or standard BC. researchers may not "know" how it works (and that's mostly untrue, PhD bio scientists know plenty about it) but there's no reason to add the additional layer of crap to prevent poor and working women from getting their hands on this new product. making it a prescription drug tells me all i need to know about this administration's "commitment" to women. we don't matter, but it IS important to make sure fundie doctors and pharmacists get to raise a (legally valid, apparently) "moral" objection when a woman asks for it. insurance companies now get to dick women around in terms of paying for it. PP clinics will be further overworked and underfunded as they address the needs of women who need this medication. and naughty, irresponsible sluts will have to admit their shame to doctors and medical professionals, as part of the process of having control over their own bodies.

  5. >(sorry if this gets messed up, google says i have to do it in two parts)making it a prescription drug tells me all i need to know about this administration's "commitment" to women. we don't matter, but it IS important to make sure fundie doctors and pharmacists get to raise a (legally valid, apparently) "moral" objection when a woman asks for it. insurance companies now get to dick women around in terms of paying for it. PP clinics will be further overworked and underfunded as they address the needs of women who need this medication. and naughty, irresponsible sluts will have to admit their shame to doctors and medical professionals, as part of the process of having control over their own bodies. our gov't approves so many untested, not really understood in the long term sense, drugs it's not even funny. trust me on this one; my mom is a research and teaching med school prof, i've heard the stories about what passes for "good enough for the government to approve" out there. don't get me started on Big Pharma controlling med research and funding. put another way, if there was a pill that could make men harmlessly and instantly, but temporarily infertile, how fast would it be an OTC pill any 5 year old could buy? fast enough to make your head spin, that's what. still, i'm happy it's out there. did anyone else notice? "government funded research." cause yeah, Big Pharma will always manufacture and research what people really need and makes them healthy, rather than new anti-whatever meds that are little more than the pill form of smack. not.

  6. >Sorry ChiDy: apparently Google lied and you didn't need to post your comment in two parts. And then when I tried to delete the duplicate, it said I had to sign in. Even though I don't need to sign in.**SIGH**Google is teh shitz. But, it's free.