• Shan

    This is just amazing that these people are allowed to spew this damaging nonsense at children.

    I did have a thought about this comment, though:

    “Oxytocin is a hormone that is released during certain activities, such as sex, childbirth, and nursing, and while it is associated with feelings of love and bonding, suggesting that this is a capability we lose if we use it too much is ridiculous.”

    By this same logic, they should be suggesting that women shouldn’t have too many children, either, because they’ll lose their ability to bond with them.

    • Cathryn Sykes

      And interesting that men don’t seem to have to worry about losing an ability to love and bond. I guess all that males are supposed to worry about is their ability to get a hard on. What a way to tell teenage boys, “It’s all the girl’s responsibility.”

  • DoubleDogDiogenes

    With the religious right, opinion becomes fact because THEY SAY SO! How can such ignorance be pai for with your tax dollars?

  • Ella Warnock

    “Well, she could have already conceived, conception could have already
    happened, and if that happens the chemicals in this drug harden the
    walls of the uterus and the fertilized egg can’t plug in. So then what
    happens to that tiny fertilized egg? It’s going to die, because it can’t
    get nourishment. So then this becomes a chemical abortion. See how that
    happens?”

    IF that’s what happens – and nobody really knows whether it ever does or how often – then mission accomplished. The zygote is sloughed off, and she doesn’t end up with a child she doesn’t want. What happened with the use of Plan B is no different than what happens naturally in any given menstrual period, especially while NOT on hormonal birth control. I don’t hear anti-choicers demanding that science work on fixing THAT problem, so I’ll believe they’re all about life from the moment of conception when they do.

    • Cathryn Sykes

      And BTW, the question is wrong. It should not be “Is it alive?”
      If I scratch an itch on my arm, hard, I’m destroying thousands of live skin cells. These cells are taking in oxygen and nurtrients, dividing to create more skin cells…they are ALIVE. If I destroy them, should that be a crime?
      The question should be “Is it a human being?” And a pinhead sized clump of a hundred-odd cells is NOT a human being!

      • Arekushieru

        No, the question should be, does it infringe on my right to bodily autonomy? If we asked them your question and a fetus WAS proven to be a human being beyond all reasonable doubt, Pro-Lifers would STILL be granting fetuses MORE rights than anyone born.

      • Ross Thompson

        The question “when does life begin?” is a red herring. Life began 3.5 billion years ago, and has continued in an unbroken chain ever since. Sperm and unfertilized eggs are both alive. And genetically unique. And capable of developing into a human. And everything else that they claim distinguishes a blastocyst from a cancer.

        The real question is “when do we grant legal rights to the organism?”, which can only be answered with a continuum from 20 weeks after conception to 21 years after birth. I think that rephrasing the question in that light would allow us to actually have a meaningful conversation about how the fœtus’ rights and the mother’s rights intersect.

        (For the record, I’m in favour of the mother being able to decide what’s best for both of them, up to the point of birth)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nancy-Ebbert/1616906098 Nancy Ebbert

    If only ignorance was as painful to them as reading it is to an well informed person.

  • kamrom dechu

    I asked around in my microbiology classes about this “new STD.” After I got laughed at followed by a sorrowful “Oh, someone seriously said that?” when they realized I wasn’t joking, I had my suspicions confirmed: No such thing exists.

    Of course since im studying it too, I knew this, but I just watned to make sure. It is the opinion of several people who will spend their lives studying microbiology, that these people are liars at best. Consensus, however, is that they are doing it on purpose, knowingly, in an “end justifies the means” thing.

    tl;dr – *Facepalm*

  • fiona64

    Oxytocin is a hormone that is released during certain activities, such
    as sex, childbirth, and nursing, and while it is associated with
    feelings of love and bonding, suggesting that this is a capability we
    lose if we use it too much is ridiculous.

    Similarly, they seem obsessed with vasopressin … the sole function of which is to regulate homeostasis. These individuals clearly do not have the slightest idea of how biology, let along neurobiology, functions.

    • Valde

      Hey fiona, your expertise is needed. I don’t feel like plagiarising you, so go lecture the ignorant fuckers on abortion in the bible:

      http://www dot alternet dot org/comments/belief/theres-nothing-about-abortion-bible-so-how-do-right-wing-christians-justify-their-crusade

      • fiona64

        On my way …

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