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Tansy_Gold Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-23-03 07:37 PM
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357. exceptions to the rule
1. Sexual abuse, especially of young girls, is more frequent than a lot of us like to believe.

2. Effective birth control is not as easy to obtain as one would think. Many men still refuse to use condoms; many women are not financially able to afford contraceptives. Barriers -- diaphragms, sponges, etc. -- require advance planning and are not always effective. Emergency contraception -- the "morning after" pill -- is also of limited availability.

3. Abortion is not always readily available or affordable.

The issue of unwilling parental financial support for a child is probably a statistically small portion of the larger pie -- which is the legality and availability of contraception and safe medical and surgical abortion for women who find themselves with unwanted (for whatever reason) pregnancies. By spinning it all into an issue of MEN'S rights, we move the focus from where it really belongs.

Tansy Gold, who sometimes gets so involved in her own rants that she, too, loses sight of the real target
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