Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Contraception and Congress

If you didn't know. Oral contraceptives were illegal in the USA until 1965. Now, the government has decided to issue new guidelines that state that they can cause chemical abortions. Of course, this has received quite a backlash. Senator Clinton said the following about the guidelines:
This is a gratuitous, unnecessary insult to the women of the United States of America. These rules pose a dire threat to women's health, to health-care providers, and to uninsured and low-income Americans seeking care. It is a disgrace, but unfortunately it is not a surprise. We will not put up uwith this radical, ideological agenda to turn the clock back on women's rights.
Why is it an insult?
Why is it a "threat" to women's health?
Why is it a disgrace?

Of course, logic won't enter into arguments on this subject from those opposing the memo the Bush administration issued. Why? Because those who oppose the issuing of these guidelines can't win the argument. Contraception can cause abortions. Period. There is no argument. Therefore they resort to rhetoric, which fails if you can see through it.

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