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Warning: Please Do not go to MorningAfterPill.Org


If you are looking through google for information on the wonderful invention known as Plan B, Emergency contraception or the Morning After Pill-
avoid, which comes up on page 1 of ‘morning after pill’ searches

It is a actually a Anti-Abortion, Anti-Contraception site meant to shame women into thinking they are ending human life by using any method of emergency birth control. It is run by Catholics and gives an EXCESSIVE amount of misinformation about Plan B, going as far as to inform women they are Killing their child and this is simply not true.

Need a reputable site for Emergency Contraception info?

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2 years ago
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Myth of the day, 11


Myth: Birth Control pills make you gain weight.

Fact: Clinical trial after clinical trial has been unable to prove a correlation between oral contraceptives and weight gain.

Specifically, a review article published in 2006 analyzed 44 previous trials and found that while some participants did gain weight during their studies, there was no evidence that their birth control was to blame.

“We’ve heard from several of our patients that they’re concerned about gaining weight on birth control,” says Dr. Yen. “And no woman wants to gain weight. I’d rather prevent pregnancy than propagate a myth that’s not supported by science.”

One type of contraceptive that may cause weight gain is injectable depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), commonly known as the birth control shot. In a study published in March 2009, University of Texas researchers linked the shot to an average 11-pound weight gain over three years.


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If you are 17 or older, you can get Plan B without a prescription. If the pharmacist or pharmacy tech says you can’t, they are wrong. If you live in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Vermont, or Washington, pharmacists can prescribe and dispense EC even if you are under 17.

There are some states (Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Mississippi, and South Dakota) where pharmacies/pharmacists can refuse to dispense Plan B on “religious or moral grounds.” If you live in one of these states (or even if you don’t) this document from the National Women’s Law Center has great information on what to do if you are refused EC or BC.

It’s not a bad idea to keep a box or two of EC handy, even if you live in a state that’s  generally liberal about EC dispersal. EC is expensive (it runs $50-$60 OTC in New York), but if you have health insurance and get an advance rx from your doctor or from a clinic like Planned Parenthood, it’s often covered by your insurance like any other prescription. Having EC on hand also stops you from having to deal with power tripping pharmacists and from stressing out about getting to a pharmacy in time.

For more info on Plan B, including safe use, pharmacy & clinic locators, and rates of effectiveness, click here.

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The FACTS about the cost of birth control


Religious mandates against birth control are:

  • A violation of equal rights for males and females (treating pregnancy like a special condition is treating females unequally, as the vast majority of females have a reproductive system for pregnancy)
  • A violation of the mandates disallowing the government to endorse any particular religion (anti-birth control attitudes are religious)
  • Terribly burdensome and viciously punishing to those who have done nothing but have ovaries and uteruses


  • Oral contraceptives, or “the pill,” can cost $1,210 per year without health insurance. 
  • Women of reproductive age spend 68 percent more on out-of-pocket health care costs than do men, in part because of contraceptive costs.
  • Surveys show that nearly one in four women with household incomes of less than $75,000 have put off a doctor’s visit for birth control to save money in the past year.
  • Twenty-nine percent of women report that they have tried to save money by using their method inconsistently.
  • More than half of young adult women say they have not used their method as directed because it was cost-prohibitive.
  • Nearly half of women ages 18–34 with household incomes less than $75,000 report they need to delay or limit their childbearing because of economic hardships they’ve experienced in recent years.


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3 years ago
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Study: Rate of Unintended Pregnancies Among Poor Women on the Rise


As Republicans seek to eliminate funding for contraception, a new report from the Guttmacher institute finds that while “the rate of unintended pregnancies continues to decrease among wealthy or educated women, the rate among women who fall below the federal poverty line has climbed.” “At a minimum, however, we must ensure that all women, and particularly those who are most vulnerable, have access to the education and range of reproductive health services and counseling they need in order to plan the pregnancies they want and prevent the ones they don’t,” Guttmacher Institute President and CEO Sharon Camp said.

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Things that are not always 100% effective


Birth control is not 100% effective, so some people seem to think this means we shouldn’t bother with it.

I’ll think of some other things aren’t 100% effective that society should totally just abandon.

  1. Cancer treatment
  2. Dental hygiene
  3. Bicycle and motorcycle helmets
  4. Seatbelts
  5. Airbags
  6. Penicillin
  7. Warning labels and signs
  8. Medications
  9. Brakes
  10. Education
  11. Door locks
  12. Advertising
  13. The US prison system
  14. Bug spray
  15. Water filters
  16. Fraud detection
  17. Passwords

These are only a few.

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We’ve won this battle for women’s health care. Insurance providers will be required to cover all contraception, well-woman visits, STD and pregnancy tests, domestic violence screenings, and family planning services as preventive care.



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Eight different state legislatures have so-called personhood bills


Eight different state legislatures throughout the United States of America have bills before them which would change the definition of “person” to “the moment of conception and implantation in the womb.” These so-called personhood bills and ballot initiatives want to make abortion and contraceptive pills illegal. Republican lawmakers in Alabama (‘the term “persons” as used in the Code of Alabama 1975, shall include all humans from the moment of fertilization and implantation into the womb.’ (27:55 - The Rachel Maddow Show, June 8, 2011)), Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Virginia, Iowa, Georgia and Texas have all introduced similar measures in their State Houses, Texas’ Senate and Mississippi has Initiative Measure No. 26. Mississippi’s ballot initiative No. 26 has been organized by PersonhoodUSA - an anti-abortion group which wants to introduce measures in every state - just recently started a state-wide tour called “Conceived in Rape,” which touts the fact that they want to force rape victims to bear their rapists’ child. 

This is the state of abortion in the United States. 

This week is the 45th anniversary of the US Supreme Court’s Griswold v. Connecticut ruling (1965) which legalized birth control in the US. Estelle Griswold worked for Planned Parenthood and helped married couples plan their families and access birth control - which was, obviously, legally dicey at the time. Griswold was arrested in 1961 for breaking Connecticut’s 1879 law on preventing conception, fought all the way to the USSC and won.

Eight. Goddamn. States.

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3 years ago
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[Image: a fervent pro-life protester over an eight-piece blue background. A sticker on his shirt reads, “Abortion Isn’t Healthcare.” He is pointing upwards with both hands. Top text: “CONTRACEPTION” Bottom text: “IS TOTALLY A SILENT ABORITON”]

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Okay seriously, I don’t give a fuck if you “have to carry a baby for 9 months”!


If you don’t want to get pregnant, don’t get pregnant! Simple as that!

If you can’t be bothered to get contraception, it’s your own fault and you don’t have the right to complain. If Plan a and b fail, get an abortion! Last I heard, it was legal.

If you want children but don’t want to get pregnant, tough luck. It’s *shock horror* adoption time.

Women get pregnant to have children, and yeah, sure they have to suffer for that, but the point is the result. Don’t complain about how you’re going to have to suffer in the future, because you don’t have to!

(I understand actually pregnant women who complain, though. Just saying.)

Contraceptives never fail.

(Edit) Everyone in the world can afford contraceptives.

Rape never happens.

Abortion is not legal everywhere, although it should be.

Seriously, it’s not that “simple.” Please, go fuck yourself.