Little sad to compare taking short term ED medication to having an abortion. I'm entirely in favor of women having this option but things like counseling and such are actually a good thing in my opinion. While I support their right to choose and know it is the right choice for them when they make it of their own free will, I do not think providing information, counseling, etc. is inappropriate.
It's really a ridiculous comparison, ED medication to surgical abortion. I find it offensive to women to make that comparison. Way to go Mary Lou. Politicians wonder why we think they are a joke.
Although education is a good thing,the problem with so-called abortion education is it usually comes from a side with an agenda.
The women I knew who had abortions were educated and knew clearly what they wanted to do and why.
Actually, when I saw this subject matter, I admit to laughing, though it can be no laughing matter, it did hit me that way.
OH, the people I personally know that had abortions were also educated. But that was because that was my crowd.
Take a look on some of the forums here--- girl after girl after girl asking if she is pregnant from things that they were fully dressed for, from semen from a Kleenex that their brother masturbated with, from fingering. (sorry--- but I CL for a forum in which this question is very frequent, can you get pregnant from this). So many have NO clue. And are NOT educated. And I sincerely doubt after they accidentally get pregnant that they will all of a sudden get super educated.
As the places providing the abortions are also providing the counseling and education, are we worried that Planned Parenthood has an agenda to stop abortion and give biased viewpoints? I thought the left liked PP and the right hated them.
There are downsides to abortion that are not told to women. Scar tissue, damage to their cervix etc. that could impact future child birth. THIS I do know to have happened to someone. Even with the education and counseling given, those types of things aren't really discussed.
If you take away someone's moral issue with abortion---- physicians give you the up and down side to EVERY elective procedure. This should be no different.
And you probably laughed at the title and discussion of ed meds being like abortion because it is SILLY.
Yes, physicians should indeed give us the ups and downs for every elective procedure.
And yes, you're correct there is a lot of ignorance running rampant. I recall being told some ridiculous things when I was 12 from other girls about how one could get pregnant.
Luckily my mother has already told me the facts of life !
The Viagra and abortion thing should only concern the people DIRECTLY involved. If the Republican party were really worth their word, they'd understand that injecting more government to interfere with ones liberty and right to live life as they want is a big intrusion on their own beliefs....
As far as Viagra is concerned, on the one directly involved should have anything to do with it; however, abortion is a different matter... While it's up to a woman to decide about abortion, a child directly affects an entire family or community and I think I have a right to be concerned over whether or not abortion might or might not be available for those who choose not to have a child they aren't prepared to have, whatever that reason may be. Like teko, I'm not pro-abortion, but I am pro-choice. Education surrounding the us of, either, viagra or abortion is very important and, like any other medical procedure, should be between the patient and their doctor...