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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: Sookiechacha
Do those methods prevent pre fertilization?
Or only post?
They MAY do it. Lots of things can do it. Many drugs will kill a fertilized egg. The idea all of these will be illegal is liberal fearmongering. They do not want an honest debate, so they make outrageous claims.
originally posted by: Rewey
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: Bluntone22
In reality abortion isn't anyone's business... except the womans.
And the Second Amendment isn't anyone's business... except gun owners.
A fringe anti-abortion group, Personhood USA, has been startlingly successful at pushing forward legislation across the country that would redefine life as beginning at the moment of fertilization, effectively outlawing contraceptives like birth control pills. Although the medical community has long been in agreement that fertilization does not mark the beginning of a pregnancy — fertilized eggs must first be implanted, and only about half of fertilized eggs actually result in a pregnancy — a growing number of lawmakers are supporting Personhood USA’s efforts to buck medical expertise and legally define life as the moment a sperm meets an egg.
If they succeed in passing such a law — and if such a law survives judicial scrutiny — it could turn common forms of birth control into the legal equivalent of a homicide. While “personhood” laws have always been a transparent attempt to outlaw abortion, the legislation supported by groups like Personhood USA goes much further in trying to assert government control over women’s bodies. These laws would recognize every fertilized egg as an individual and complete human being with full rights, and place millions of women in legal jeopardy. According to 2008 numbers, around 11 million American women use birth control pills and another 2 million use intrauterine devices (IUDs).
Contraceptives like the pill and IUDs not only act to prevent fertilization, but, if fertilization does occur, may prevent that fertilized egg from implanting in a woman’s uterus.
originally posted by: Sookiechacha
a reply to: Bluntone22
People think a lot of things. Doesn't mean they should be able to force their opinions on the lives of others.
I thought Republicans were for less regulations and small government.
I thought Democrats were supposed to be the smartest and most enlightened and apparently they have trouble with the concept of contraception.