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"The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of many things...."

News and views about current affairs, religious freedom issues, and the fight against euthanasia. Also the latest about my cats, goats, sheep, geese and chickens, life in Menominee county, and whatever else is on my mind.

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Location: Wallace, Michigan, United States

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These blogs are the work of Nissa Annakindt, writer and farmer from Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

My poetry and prose have been published in: Struggle, Above the Bridge, HEATHENzine, Idunna, Marklander, Asynjur and PanGaia.

I also was editor/publisher of the Nine Virtues News in its print incarnation, which ran weekly for a while.

Contact me at: Nissa Annakindt PO Box 95 Wallace, MI 49893 USA

"My strength is the strength of ten, because my heart is pure."

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Birth Control Pill: Abortifacient and Contraceptive

I feel the article above contains useful information even if you are not anti-abortion. A woman should have the right to know if her 'birth control' method is actually causing early abortions rather than preventing conception.

Personally, I can accept the idea of a woman having a surgical abortion for serious reasons better than I can accept the idea of routinely taking a pill which may over years of use cause 10 or 12 early abortions. Besides the psychological damage to the woman when she learns of this issue and begins to grieve for an unknown number of her babies, it can't be good for a woman's physical health. (And there are tons of health risks known for birth control pills.)

Of course birth control pills are sacred to many because they feel that because of the pill a woman has no good excuse to say 'no' to sex outside of marriage and the sexual revolution in general.

But a woman has the right to say 'no' to premarital/promiscuious sex, and to say 'no' to abortifacient 'birth control', and the right not to be condemned as a prude or religious fanatic because of it! (We need a NEW feminist revolution!)