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So, I generally try to keep politics out of my blog. I don't need to annoy folks I otherwise enjoy talking to.

However... I am a raging liberal and I get topic/petition e-mails from MoveOn.org. This afternoon, I got an e-mail from them that presses my biggest hot-button issue _really, really_ hard. Now, I do try to check things out when I get e-mail from them, because they can be an extreme group. I checked this one out some, and I'm convinced enough to pass on the description and the petition.

There's a re-wording proposal in front of the Department of Health and Human Services that could be read in such a way as to classify birth control as a form of abortion.

It could simply be poorly drafted. I can accept that. But the White House refuses to comment and members of Congress are upset by it. That's enough to make me worry. ABC ran a story on it around 3-4 weeks ago. And the Houston Chronical ran an editorial just this past weekend.

MoveOn gives a link to the letter to the Secretary of the Department of HHS from upset member of the Senate. Can I prove it's real? Not truely. But it seems reasonable.

So, go read and decide for yourself. If you're interested in signing the petition (which reads "Contraception is NOT abortion. The Bush Administration's proposal to change the definition of abortion and reduce women's access to birth control must be stopped."), please feel free to click through.

Thank you for your time. I apologize to any who were offended.

Date: 2008-08-13 08:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] page-of-swords.livejournal.com
I get this feeling I am going to jail some day for having an illegal condom factory

Date: 2008-08-13 08:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] herveus.livejournal.com
There was significant buzz about this before Pennsic in other corners of my F-list. Yeah, I'd rate this as legit.

Oh, it's *your* LJ, so *you* get to post whatever you want. You don't need to apologize for it.

Date: 2008-08-14 03:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wanderingpixie.livejournal.com
I'm not so much apologizing for what I'm posting. It's more that I'm breaking one of my own... ideologies(?) about how I want to run my journal. *shrug*

Date: 2008-08-14 03:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stitchwhich.livejournal.com
Yeah, it made pre-pennsic packing a little more wild for me - lots of angry frustrated energy to burn off.

*grin*

Date: 2008-08-13 09:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amykb.livejournal.com
Being a raging liberal myself, I have no issue :)

Now if you were a supporter of Bush and his terror tactics, I might skip over anything political you posted :)

Date: 2008-08-14 02:03 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
It's part of a larger trend that angers and frustrates me. There are pharmacists now who will refuse to dispense birth control pills because they view them as a form of abortion.

Date: 2008-08-14 02:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zannachan.livejournal.com
oops, sorry, that was me. I hadn't realized that I had been logged out.

Date: 2008-08-14 12:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dr-zrfq.livejournal.com
I am decidedly *not* a raging liberal, and this particular attempt at an end-run still ticks me off.

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