Find out why growing numbers of doctors and pharmacists across the US are refusing to prescribe or dispense birth control pills
You could not even begin to imagine how much this pisses me off. How could any pharmacist or doctor just decide they are not going to dispense a medication? Do they not realize there are many other uses for the birth control pill than just contraception? I, myself, take BC for just such a non-contraceptive reason. In fact, the last time I wasn’t on BC, I bled for FIVE MONTHS STRAIGHT (since I rarely ever ovulate, my periods will build up and build up until they kind of burst, like a dam, then empty whatever was there, as long as it takes. Interesting how I ended up with two kids, eh? lol) Anyway, in order for me tog et back on the pill, my doctor had to do a D&C (a surgical procedure where they scrape the lining of the uterus). [sarcasm]OMG! Isn’t a D&C something they use to perform abortions with! What a horrifying procedure! We can’t let you have one of those either, you MIGHT have a fertilized egg in there somewhere![/sarcasm]. Un-freaking-likely. I would love someone to tell me they aren’t going to fill my prescription. It would be funny to time how fast I could get a lawyer to their door.
This is some scary crap, people. Now it’s not only abortion rights that are being threatened, it’s our right to monitor our own reproductive health. All because people BELIEVE something. It hasn’t been PROVEN. They just believe it. (Although to play devil’s advocate, the other side hasn’t PROVEN that the pill doesn’t allow the fertilized egg to implant in the uterus, they just kind of think that’s what happens.) But in any case, 95% of women have taken birth control at some point in their lives. 95%!! This is not some small, nonviable number. We need to fight back and we need to do it NOW, before we don’t have any right to.
Mona · November 21, 2004 at 10:47 pm
Wow! I used to live in Dallas too. I can’t see my GYN from Dallas following this crazy trend. Thanks for the link.
Johnnie Walker · November 22, 2004 at 7:31 am
I think this is all a byproduct of the war on terror.
Sivad · November 22, 2004 at 10:09 am
i feel so helpless about this whole situation. we all know that women aren’t the ones who are making these laws pass and no one seems to ‘really’ care. i mean, why did all of those women vote for bush anyway when they know what his agenda is? each day, some liberty is quietly removed and many of us aren’t noticing. i’m just trying to keep my eyes and ears open and hoping that i’ll get a chance to use my voice.
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