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Old 03-15-2012, 04:39 PM   #55
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Originally Posted by mcpforever

You CAN get lung cancer without smoking.
You CAN get diabetes while eating awesome and being a gym rat.

You canNOT (accidentally) get pregnant without having sex.

There's also a much shorter timeline between having sex and getting pregnant than there is between smoking and getting lung cancer, eating poorly/not exercising and becoming diabetic. Pregnancy literally happens overnight.
?? I don't see the point here ^^. What does timeline have to do with it?

Originally Posted by Janine

Off-topic I know, but this is what disturbs me. The politicians who are waging this war against birth control coverage, or birth control in general, are the same ones who want to do away with places like Planned Parenthood. Yes, if I can't afford birth control and the government doesn't want to force insurance companies to cover it, I can go to Planned Parenthood. Except if these politicians had their way, there wouldn't be any Planned Parenthood either. It is this bigger war on women that worries me. If you can't afford birth control and your insurance doesn't cover it and then politicians cut all funding for Planned Parenthood, well what options are left? And I guess you could say just don't have sex, but we all know that won't happen. So instead there will be more abortions, or more kids in foster care, or more parents on assistance. The whole thing makes absolutely no sense. Which is why it seems rather obvious to me that the root of this has nothing to do with money (birth control is MUCH less expensive than prenatal care, delivery, and assistance), and everything to do with the personal opinions on birth control of these politicians. It is no coincidence that the politicians who argue this most are also vehemently against premarital sex and are very religious. Sorry for the tangent.
Hear hear! :handclap:

Originally Posted by Kirsie

Hmmm chocolate, eh. I wonder if we can come up with a way to make that debatable, too?
I think chocolate is non negotiable and really should be available for $0 copay.

The debate over the copay? I think they should ALL be covered. But then I also think we would be FAR better off with universal healthcare. This for profit system is literally killing us in the name of "choice" and a freedom that is neither free, nor a choice many have the option to make.
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