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Reproductive Freedoms

July 18, 2006

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Perhaps George should read this and the relationship between crime and illegal abortion. Maybe then he can use his “intelligence” in the same way he does with oil and Iraq. One wonders, if he could open up abortion clinics next to Wal-Mart healthcare centers and charge private fees, how many clinics would there be in your town? Regardless of how you feel about this issue, it should be available. I personally am offended by the worship of Jesus Christ at a church and Wal-Mart. I don’t ban either of these. I respect that others value these institutions. Instead of acting all crazy like the anti-abortion groups, I simply make sure I don’t need the services of either.

From our friends here: Forty-four percent of maternal deaths because of unsafe abortion worldwide occur in Africa, IPAS, an international sexual and reproductive health and rights organization, said Tuesday, Xhinua/People’s Daily Online reports. More than four million women and girls in Africa undergo unsafe abortions annually, and about 34,000 of them die because of complications from the procedure, Ejike Oji, director of the IPAS country office in Nigeria, said. For example, in Nigeria, where abortion is illegal except to save the life of the pregnant woman, the maternal death rate is about 800 deaths per 100,000 live births, one of the highest rates in the world, Oji said. He added that the majority of the abortions in the country were performed under dangerous conditions and that more than 140,000 such procedures ended in hospitalization resulting from complications. In addition, “social stigma and political pressure render many health care providers unwilling to offer abortion services even within limits of the law,” Oji said. He said that reproductive health networks and partners — such as the Medical Women International Association, the National Council for Women Societies, the Federation of Women Lawyers and Civil Societies Organizations — are increasing their efforts to reform the country’s abortion law to include legal exceptions for rape, incest and the health of the pregnant women (Xhinua/People’s Daily Online, 7/5).

Reminder: don’t forget to vote in the contest thread! AG is scoring some decent prizes.

What am I putting in my cakehole today? Breakfast Edition

June 9, 2006

1 pot coffee (Starbucks Italian Roast)

2 75mg tablets bupropion

1 10mg tablet hydrochlorothiazide

1 Centrum multivitamin

1 500mg tablet vitamin C

1 Prilosec

1 bean, cheese & bacon taco from Pete’s Tako House

Chuckles, We’ve Got New Ones…

May 10, 2006

 Thanks to Butchie, we’ve got a new blog for AG and Chuckles to get banned from.  This sicko quotes Hitler like it’s a good thing.  Only a sick fuck would do so.  She also knows about public health and is proud to be a homophobe. She deserves whatever she gets from AG and her self inflicted hell.

Also, feel free to stop by Sean-the-Cobag’s new site and tell him AG said, “Maybe if you were playing Red Soxs with Stevie-ass-monkey, you wouldn’t be bothering Chuckles. He’s just not into you the way Stevie is.” Don’t forget to drop by this little pissant too.

Sicky McGermypants

March 29, 2006

Totally me

Your glorious President and Supreme Dictator for Life is sick as a dog,  and may not post anything today or most of tomorrow.  I’ll be fine, but will need some rest.  I’ll be back soon, so you might want to stock up on duct tape and canned tuna.  That is all.  Return to your normal lives!  Nothing to see here!  Move along!

Cough on me, daddy!

March 23, 2006

Here’s a little story to warm the heart of those of us who work with the poor. Specifically, the chronically-coughing poor who walk by my office door on the way to the restroom.

In all seriousness, the emergence of drug-resistant strains of stuff like TB and staph scares the crap out of me. It gets treated like just another story for the “Health” section of the newspaper, but it seems to me to suggest one possible future in which humanity is returned to the condition in which we have lived for most of our history: at the mercy of the tiny organisms all around us, and able to be killed by the tiniest breaks in the skin. I suppose some sort of pharmaceutical breakthrough is possible, and antibiotics may simply keep pace with microbial adaptation. But it seems to me that there is nothing to guarantee that, and a powerful enough strain of a disease like TB – something transmitted by coughing or physical contact – could very quickly become a world-wide catastrophe.

So. Have a great day!