Welcome to my blog! I'm planning on sharing thoughts and pictures and questions here and am hoping you'll use the comments section to have a dialogue with me. I figure this will be a good way to both keep you updated on my adventures/misadventures and a place to rant about my many pet peeves. Which leads me to ...
Bush recently appointed Dr. Eric Keroack to oversee the federal office that oversees federally funded teen pregnancy, family planning and abstinence programs. Dr. (if we can really call him that!) Keroack is the medical director for A Woman's Concern, a nonprofit group based in Dorchester, Mass., that believes "the crass commercialization and distribution of birth control is demeaning to women, degrading of human sexuality and adverse to human health and happiness." The Christian nonprofit runs "crisis pregnancy centers" that "help women escape the temptation and violence of abortion." Check out this link to read some of their so-called "scientific" theory.
This fool is going to be in charge of $283 million in annual family-planning grants that are "designed to provide access to contraceptive supplies and information to all who want and need them with priority given to low-income persons."
If you feel a little worried after reading this, here's two things you can do:
1) Click here to tell the Bush administration you don't approve.
2) Back up your birth control. Take advantage of Planned Parenthood's Free EC (emergency contraception) Day.
Everyone, regardless of age, can get EC at Planned Parenthood® — and now, for people 18 and older, EC is available over the counter. Come in to your nearest Planned Parenthood health center for a short visit on December 6, 2006, and receive FREE EC* to keep at home — just in case. Call 1.800.230.PLAN to reach the Planned Parenthood health center nearest you.
For more info on EC, see Planned Parenthood's info page.