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LOL not even close to being the same.
originally posted by: windword
Birth control IS insurance for women who choose NOT to become pregnant. You take away her choices to affordable birth control, saying that she shouldn't depend on others, then that IS the same as suggesting that you drop your auto or homeowner insurance.
Need a breast exam?
Call your dentist.
What about an HIV test or pap smear?
Find your friendly ophthalmologist.
Looking for a birth-control refill?
No problem. Visit your local nursing home.
These were Louisiana’s utterly unhelpful, sublimely ridiculous recommendations for where to send the 5,200 low-income patients who will lose access to reproductive health services if the state cuts off Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood, as Gov. (and flagging Republican presidential candidate) Bobby Jindal wants.
I will not be happy with money I contributed going to a place that also performs abortions.
Contraception of all kinds is good and should be used. Thankfully it IS available to all, albeit for some to get their preferred method of contraception may be a little harder or more difficult than others.
If defunding planned parenthood is making it harder for women to receive the contraception they prefer, it is mostly the fault of PP for combining the issues of women health with abortion and making it taboo to suggest the ending of one without attacking women's health as a whole.
originally posted by: avgguy
a reply to: reldra
The feminism and pro abortion groups where " thank god for abortion" t shirts and " I'm proud of my abortion" t shirts.
What does that say to you?
originally posted by: Bennyzilla
Contraception of all kinds is good and should be used. Thankfully it IS available to all, albeit for some to get their preferred method of contraception may be a little harder or more difficult than others. Most of the time getting the thing you prefer in life over the free thing is a little harder.
Some experts believe that having pregnancies too close together doesn't give the mother time to recover after losing nutrients such as iron and folate after pregnancy and breastfeeding. This is called maternal depletion syndrome.
Back-to-back pregnancies can deplete essential nutrients, making mothers at higher risk for anemia and other complications such as uterine rupture, and also putting their babies at risk of low birth weight and preterm birth.
"Taking care of someone who has had a significant number of children, once you get past two to three children, the risks increase for complications like postpartum hemorrhage," Shaw said.
After numerous pregnancies, the uterus "is not as taut," said Shaw, who has visited clinics in Mozambique, Bangladesh and Tanzania. "So the more children you have, the more likely you have a significant complication. The chances of having the baby not lying in the right position when going into the labor, that's more common."
After several pregnancies, the uterine muscles could fail to contract after delivery, which is the most common cause of postpartum hemorrhage. This excessive blood loss can be stopped with medical attention and immediate treatment such as a blood transfusion. But in many countries, these resources are not available. There may not be hospital staff, or even infrastructure to transport patients safely to the hospitals. The families may be unable to pay for hospital fees.
Which is why I’m excited about a study published late last year of 40,454 mothers who gave birth to a total of 125,842 children in contemporary Jerusalem. Uri P. Dior and a team of Israeli collaborators followed mothers for up to 37 years after the birth of their first child. And the results provide evidence that having lots of children can hasten a mother’s mortality.
Mums who bore between two and four children were at lowest risk of mortality from all causes. Mothers who had five or more children lived shorter lives, on average. Analysis of the three types of disease responsible for most deaths showed that risks of cancer, circulatory disease and heart disease all rose dramatically in mums who had five or more children.
In fact, mothers with between five and nine kids had about two and a half times the risk of dying of heart disease or circulatory disease as mothers with fewer than five children.
originally posted by: dawnstar
When Louisiana wanted to pull planned parenthood funding and went to court the first time claiming that there were plenty of places that women could go for these needs....they produced a list of 2,010 providers that could fill this need, that included dentists, nursing homes, and eye doctors! The court didn't buy it, and well the state had to draw up another list.... the new list consisted of just 29 providers.
I am kind of left to fend for myself....
so don't tell me that we are all covered by obamacare!
originally posted by: Sremmos80
By no means is it the only place. But it could be the only place for some that they can actually get to. Other places that they could go to are not as specialized as they do other things as well.
Just wonder why texas isn't going after all the other places that offer the same services as PP.
One might think this is purely political because of that.
• About half of the uninsured in America would be covered by Medicaid Expansion if all states opted in.
• More than 15 million men, women, and children will be eligible for Medicaid in States that participate in Medicaid Expansion.
• Because 24 States have not expanded Medicaid, 5.7 million people will be uninsured in 2016.
originally posted by: windword
Is your wive's health care provided by an employer? Does her employer have a religious objection to birth control? If that's the case, then she wouldn't be able to see her regular GYN for a birth control prescription. She'd have to rely on Title X and go a Planned Parenthood clinic or some other clinic endowed by Title X. Such is the case with Medicaid. Those clients have to go to providers that accept their insurance. Your wive GYN probably doesn't accept Medicaid, and refers such women to Planned Parenthood, or some other Title X endowed clinic.
Defunding Planned Parenthood is an attack on them.