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What Happens When There Is No Plan B? (or Conservatives made me have an abortion)
Washington Post ^ | Sunday, June 4, 2006 | Dana L

Posted on 06/04/2006 5:34:02 AM PDT by Fzob

The conservative politics of the Bush administration forced me to have an abortion I didn't want. Well, not literally, but let me explain.

I am a 42-year-old happily married mother of two elementary-schoolers. My husband and I both work, and like many couples, we're starved for time together. One Thursday evening this past March, we managed to snag some rare couple time and, in a sudden rush of passion, I failed to insert my diaphragm.

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This women has no clue about personal responsibility
1 posted on 06/04/2006 5:34:04 AM PDT by Fzob
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To: Fzob

I am sorry, this is SO personal. No boundaries. And this, too, is Bush's fault? hahahaha.


2 posted on 06/04/2006 5:36:50 AM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: bboop

What a pathetic whine. She'll be a great mom, too.


3 posted on 06/04/2006 5:39:26 AM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: Fzob
Although I've always been in favor of abortion rights, this was a choice I had hoped never to have to make myself.

No doubt because she would have preferred to spend the afternoon shopping.

4 posted on 06/04/2006 5:40:43 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: Fzob
I failed to insert my diaphragm

Operative word is underlined.

5 posted on 06/04/2006 5:40:46 AM PDT by WideGlide (That light at the end of the tunnel might be a muzzle flash.)
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To: Fzob

Pathetic indeed.


6 posted on 06/04/2006 5:41:33 AM PDT by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: Fzob
Blame Bush for anything. My super-lib boss got flipped off in traffic the other day, and he said, "Sure enough, when the car passed me, it had a BIG 'W' sticker on the back. That's what's wrong with this country now!"

I almost passed out from laughing so hard! These liberal Bush-haters are blind to all of reality.

7 posted on 06/04/2006 5:41:44 AM PDT by Jackknife ( "It's not a real party 'til somebody breaks something.")
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To: Fzob
I know a govt lifer who raged at the Reagan Administration when she had to pay for her own abortion under parallel cicumstances (married, two kids, etc.).

And rage is the right word, I assure you.

8 posted on 06/04/2006 5:43:12 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: bboop

You're right, this is so personal I have doubt it's a true story.


9 posted on 06/04/2006 5:43:15 AM PDT by Fzob (Why does this tag line keep showing up?)
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To: Fzob
You got that right! She uses a diaphram? The downside to diaphrams is ... in the heat of passions their forgotten. And if this couple was so sure that their family was set then why didn't one of them get fixed?
10 posted on 06/04/2006 5:43:32 AM PDT by Madstrider
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To: bboop

Sadly she already has two.


11 posted on 06/04/2006 5:44:51 AM PDT by Fzob (Why does this tag line keep showing up?)
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To: Fzob
This women has no clue about personal responsibility

I would disagree, this women has no clue about her personal ethics.

Her decision to have an abortion is based primarily on "situational ethics" not what moral philosophy dictates her life.

Interestingly, her husbands influence disappears after "the sudden rush of passion" Is he just a sperm donor or part of the family???

12 posted on 06/04/2006 5:45:31 AM PDT by Popman ("What I was doing wasn't living, it was dying. I really think God had better plans for me.")
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To: Fzob

This woman is a digrace. She's financially able to raise the child. This is simply a matter of her being totally irresponsible.

Words can't describe my disgust.


13 posted on 06/04/2006 5:45:50 AM PDT by NYIslander
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To: Fzob

Oh, the sheer inconvenience of it all. Why don't those dang conservatives make it easy for obviously important people like this to kill their babies the instant they want them dead?

Hey, Dana: did you ever consider that your family wasn't "complete" until the conception of this amazing blessing you decided to murder?


14 posted on 06/04/2006 5:46:23 AM PDT by Sashula
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To: Fzob

I'm just glad she didn't blame Bush for impregnating her.

This is one loony female. She needs to have kids about as much as I need to own a Boeing 747.


15 posted on 06/04/2006 5:46:47 AM PDT by Chuck54
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To: Fzob
What is wrong with Republican presidents anyway? Between Ronald Reagan's responsibility for homosexuals getting AIDS and now George Bush forcing liberal women to kill their kids, I just don't know what this world is coming to.

What did these women do for somebody to blame during the Clinton administration when they had sex without thinking about the consequences, got pregnant, and killed their kids then? Do liberal women become quivering masses of burka-clad victims who have no control over their own lives and no personal responsibility only when a Republican is president?

16 posted on 06/04/2006 5:47:18 AM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: bboop

Not only is she a whine, but she doesn't know what every teenage girl knows: how to mimic the "Plan B" pill with ordinary birth-control pills.

What a dummy.


17 posted on 06/04/2006 5:47:20 AM PDT by John Valentine
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To: Fzob
One Thursday evening this past March, we managed to snag some rare couple time and, in a sudden rush of passion, I failed to insert my diaphragm.

Yep. Bush stole it.

18 posted on 06/04/2006 5:47:56 AM PDT by sauropod ("Heaven on my left, Hell on my right and the Angel of Death behind me" - Dune)
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To: Fzob

She wanted to abort the baby either way.

She is simply unhappy that she couldn't do it easily by taking a pill.


19 posted on 06/04/2006 5:49:06 AM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: Fzob
What Happens When There Is No Plan B Clue?
20 posted on 06/04/2006 5:50:14 AM PDT by Lord Basil (Hate isn't a family value; it's a liberal one.)
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To: Fzob
The conservative politics of the Bush administration forced me to have an abortion I didn't want.

Don't do the crime if you can't afford to do the time.

21 posted on 06/04/2006 5:51:17 AM PDT by meyer (A vote for amnesty is a vote against America.)
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To: Fzob

A security check, a crowded waiting room, an hour and a half wait and her whole day ruined. Oh, the humanity - is there no end to the inconveniences that she had to go through to end her child's life?
However, she can take comfort in the fact that she didn't really murder what would have been her third child, it was, in fact, all Bush's fault. Can she ever find it in her heart to forgive him?
What a maroon.


22 posted on 06/04/2006 5:52:17 AM PDT by finnigan2
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To: WideGlide

Do you know that Planned Parenthood would actually count this as diaphragm failure? Because she did use a diaphragm at some point during the month she got pregnant?

I fail to see how an intelligent, educated, sober couple in their forties would play roulette with a new human life for a few minutes' passion.

And we don't leave the father out of this, people. He went along with the unprotected sex, and the abortion.

Mrs VS


23 posted on 06/04/2006 5:54:17 AM PDT by VeritatisSplendor
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To: BenLurkin

Sorry, this moonbat isn't talking about RU-482.

This is entirely different. The so-called morning after pill prevents conception, it doesn't abort a concieved embryo. It would have no effect whatsoever after conception.

Sorry to disappoint.


24 posted on 06/04/2006 5:56:13 AM PDT by John Valentine
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To: Fzob; bboop; madprof98; WideGlide; xcamel; Jackknife; NativeNewYorker; Madstrider; Popman; ...
"in a sudden rush of passion, I failed to insert my diaphragm."

Oh you people are just so insensitive. Can there be any doubt in your minds that President Bush is at fault because he didn't insert her diaphragm for her, or at least, send a personal representative from the White House to do it? It is simply scandalous how far the Republicans will go to do things that complicate the lives of such decent and caring people like this ditz. Well, I guess that is what illegal aliens are for, inserting diaphragms into citizens who won't do it for themselves.

25 posted on 06/04/2006 5:59:57 AM PDT by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: Fzob

Can't help but feel tremendously sorry for the two children.


26 posted on 06/04/2006 6:00:42 AM PDT by milford421
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To: NYIslander

Hey Dana what was the reason for telling us all the private details of your getting preggers? When you have nothing to say don't say it! (Bush made you a victim indeed,sigh....)!


27 posted on 06/04/2006 6:01:08 AM PDT by Maumee
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To: John Valentine

The morning after pill can also prevent implantation of an embryo. That's why some pharmacists and physicians want nothing to do with it.

Mrs VS


28 posted on 06/04/2006 6:02:16 AM PDT by VeritatisSplendor
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To: John Valentine

Exactly. Most women know about the birth control pill thing.
After reading the entire article, (gag) I have to conclude that it is a fake.
Are they REALLY that hard up to find something else to bash Bush for?


29 posted on 06/04/2006 6:02:24 AM PDT by carmenbmw (My cats name is Mean. He earned it.)
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To: Fzob
I arrived shortly before 10 a.m. in a bleak downpour,

Global Warming -- no doubt the problem with the weather. If Kerry had been president well we'd all have our pills and great weather every day.

That this woman is a lawyer is not a surprise -- that she feels that every event in life is the governments problem is very sad.

30 posted on 06/04/2006 6:02:44 AM PDT by BeAllYouCanBe (Animal Rights Activist Advisory: No French Person Was Injured In The Writing Of This Post)
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To: Fzob
As a woman I am offended by this person feeling the need to blame her "choice" to have unprotected sex on anyone other than herself and her spouse. The fact that both she and her spouse both work is their choice as well. We in modern America make choices that can affect our lives everyday and when things don't work as we want them to we are quick to blame others who were not even remotely involved. I'd say this woman and her spouse are to blame for the murder of an innocent child-no one else.
31 posted on 06/04/2006 6:02:53 AM PDT by LoudRepublicangirl (loudrepublicangirl)
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To: bboop
Ths lady's insane!

I wonder who she'd blame if some prior sexual felon raped one of her kids and it was determined that the reason that the predator was even on the streets was because of some liberal judge!

One Thursday evening this past March, we managed to snag some rare couple time and, in a sudden rush of passion, I failed to insert my diaphragm.

All the while, I was thinking that if religion hadn't been allowed to seep into American politics the way it has, I wouldn't even be there. This all could have been stopped way before this baby was conceived if they had just let me have that damn pill.

Yeah Dana, it's religion's fault! You're absolutely crazy.

Here's a thought, move to some other country and see how much "freer" you are. Since this seems to be the pivotal issue in your life perhaps China would be a nice spot for you to settle down. You wouldn't even have two girls if you lived there b/c the "non-religious" state would have terminated the second one for you.

Better yet, move to an Islamic ruled nation and see how your "rights as a woman" stack up there Dana! In all likelihood you'd have been forced to have a clitorectomy years ago making that "couple time" how shall we say, "less than enjoyable."

You're a ditz!

32 posted on 06/04/2006 6:04:21 AM PDT by Fruitbat
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To: Enterprise

I see a new government agency here! Yeehah!
(Also, eeeewwwww....)


33 posted on 06/04/2006 6:05:13 AM PDT by carmenbmw (My cats name is Mean. He earned it.)
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To: Fzob

Hey sweetie .. how about taking personal responsibility ??

If you really didn't want to have more children .. there is also the snip snip option that you or your hubby could have had done


34 posted on 06/04/2006 6:08:00 AM PDT by Mo1 (DEMOCRATS: A CULTURE OF TREASON)
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To: Fruitbat
Here's a thought, move to some other country and see how much "freer" you are.

It used to be that the lib's all wanted the US of A to be just like Denmark. Everything goes in Denmark -- we now know Denmark has its Muslim problems because of its social open door and soon if they don't do something sharia law.

Canada used to be considered but they're getting conservative too. It just seems that the liberals have to stay here and bit*h. And that is what this woman seems like is a horrible bit*h.

35 posted on 06/04/2006 6:11:59 AM PDT by BeAllYouCanBe (Animal Rights Activist Advisory: No French Person Was Injured In The Writing Of This Post)
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To: WideGlide

I failed to insert my diaphragm
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Yep! Certainly Bush's fault.


36 posted on 06/04/2006 6:12:23 AM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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To: hophead

IUD setters Ping ;~)


37 posted on 06/04/2006 6:15:01 AM PDT by kanawa
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To: Fzob
Translation: This woman wants the government to force doctors, midwives, and pharmacists to violate their most closely held beliefs. She wants the government to use the threat of armed police action ( that IS what government law is) to violate the consciences of other so that she can have her whims fulfilled.
38 posted on 06/04/2006 6:16:16 AM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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To: Fzob

10-1 says this story is a fabrication.


39 posted on 06/04/2006 6:17:10 AM PDT by Always Right
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Sorry, Fzob, that should have read as follows:L

Moreover, they aren't even required to tell the patient why they won't provide the drug. Nor do they have to provide a list of alternative sources. I had asked the ob-gyn's receptionist if politics was the reason the doctor wouldn't prescribe Plan B for me. She refused to answer or offer any reason, no matter how much I pressed her. By the time I got on the phone with my internist's office and found that he would not fill a Plan B prescription either, I figured it was a waste of time to fight with the office staff. To this day, I don't know why my doctors wouldn't prescribe Plan B -- whether it was because of moral opposition to contraception or out of fear of political protesters or just because they preferred not to go there.>

Translation: This woman wants the government to force doctors, midwives, and pharmacists to violate their most closely held beliefs. She wants the government to use the threat of armed police action ( that IS what government law is) to violate the consciences of other so that she can have her whims fulfilled.

40 posted on 06/04/2006 6:18:06 AM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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To: wintertime
This woman wants the government to force doctors, midwives, and pharmacists to violate their most closely held beliefs. She wants the government to use the threat of armed police action ( that IS what government law is) to violate the consciences of other so that she can have her whims fulfilled.

That about sums it up.

41 posted on 06/04/2006 6:18:17 AM PDT by Fzob (Why does this tag line keep showing up?)
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You're right, this is so personal I have doubt it's a true story.

I have no doubt that they made it up. It is either totally made up or highly embellished.

42 posted on 06/04/2006 6:18:32 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: Fzob

Not only was her decision to abort her child tragic, but the complete lack God in her marriage was as tragic. She apparantly places no more value in this intimate act of marriage than that of a cheap, anonymous sexual encounter. If she truely loved her husband, she would cherish the gift of life that God blessed them with. But no - there is no respect for God, no awareness that marriage between man and a women is a living sacrament, that marriage is a holy covenant, with life being the fruit of that bond. Nope, instead, its been reduced to "let's screw, and if I get knocked up, George Bush better not get in the way of my abortion". This cannot be a marriage that involves "true" love.


43 posted on 06/04/2006 6:18:35 AM PDT by motoman
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To: Fzob
One wonders if the untold legions of unexpectedly impregnated women unfortunate enough to live before the advent of Plan B were the victims of politicized religion - and George W. Bush - as well.

This one just takes your breath away.

44 posted on 06/04/2006 6:20:00 AM PDT by The Iguana
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To: carmenbmw
"I see a new government agency here! Yeehah! (Also, eeeewwwww....)"

Yes, we can call it the D.I.A. - the Diaphragm Insertion Agency. The Defense Intelligenc Agency will have to rename itself.

And as for your "eeeewwwww" I must agree, but from this perspective. How in all decency can a woman, "a lawyer and a writer" publish the details of her sex life and tell people that she didn't insert her diaphragm and expect to be given any credibility and sympathy? What should she expect other than a huge "eeeewwwww" and outright derision? And then, she actually tries to put the blame on someone else! But I forget, this is a lawyer.

45 posted on 06/04/2006 6:21:10 AM PDT by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: Fzob
See if you can whine your self into a two-fer surgical rate and stop bothering the rest of us: while getting your tubes tied, see if there's special on lobotomies.
46 posted on 06/04/2006 6:22:12 AM PDT by Zman
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To: Fzob
Does she favor ever-higher taxes, regulations, and legal liabilities for the companies that develop drugs?

Does she favor free speech rights for people other than abortion protesters?

Does she favor legal encumbrances for, say, firearms ownership?

Is she, perchance, a Democrat providing sappy content for a Democrat newspaper for use on a slow Sunday?

47 posted on 06/04/2006 6:23:17 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: John Valentine
This is only partly correct. The 'morning after' pill is not RU486, but basically just an extra heavy dose of regular birth control pills. It can act to prevent pregnancy in one of two ways:

1) The hormone contained in the birth control pill can act to delay or prevent ovulation. Since conception sometimes takes place a day or two after the act, if the pill is taken after the act but before ovulation and it successfully prevents ovulation then a pregancy can be prevented before it occurs.

2)The hormone can also irritate or thin the lining of the uterus, the preventing implantation of a fertilized embryo. Depending on one's definition of whether the pregnancy begins at conception or implantation, this could constitute an abortion.

I don't claim to have detailed medical expertise, but because of the precise timing requirements for #1 to occur, I have to believe that #2 is the more common mode of operation for the 'morning after' pill.

48 posted on 06/04/2006 6:26:11 AM PDT by CaptainMorgantown
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To: Fzob
She's blaming everybody but herself. I can believe it. If she thinks she was in a predicament, that is nothing compared to what my daughter is facing, won't go there again except to say she is now six months pregnant, and her ex-boyfriend who is not the father still thinks she should get an abortion.

It kind of makes me angry. Everybody has some risk or another in their pregnancy.

I think we have the wrong victim here.

49 posted on 06/04/2006 6:28:42 AM PDT by Aliska
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This women has no clue about personal responsibility

Neither did her husband it seems. He could have slapped on a condom in the heat of passion.

50 posted on 06/04/2006 6:29:36 AM PDT by Aliska
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