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September 23rd, 2006

Being Denied EC

Den of the Biting Beaver

From Den of the Biting Beaver via Boing Boing:

Morality clauses, EC, and broken condoms

“I’m stunned. I’m utterly, completely stunned. I’m shaky and anxious and shocked beyond belief. I live in rural Ohio and I have been denied EC.”


“Folks, the condom broke Friday night and I searched all weekend for someone who could prescribe me EC. It is now Monday and I have to report that I have been unable to find anyone who will write me a fucking prescription for EC. None of the hospitals in the surrounding counties would write it for me. I stopped my search at about 100 miles from my home because my telephone book wouldn’t take me out any further than that.”

I’m glad to report that BB has put an update on her blog that she was able to get Plan B. But the hoops she was put through are disgusting. Women should not have to justify their need for emergency contraception. Women should not have to meet “criteria” to prove their worthiness for EC.

We have a right to do with our wombs as we wish. Yes, more money needs to be put towards organizations like Planned Parenthood. But how to be proactive when PP can’t help? When Plan B does go over the counter all women that can buy it should. I’m in a monogamous relationship and my husband has a vasectomy. Do I need Plan B? Technically no but I’ll be buying it anyway. Everyone should. Stockpile the damn things. Make the companies realize the demand is so high for them that they must make more.

Instead of parents standing in line for the next hot Christmas toy I want to see supporters of birth control lined up to buy EC. Back up your Birth Control is a good website to check out.

Also, since my blog is a pro-porn blog I feel I should give a heads up to my readers. Den of the Biting Beaver is anti-pornography. Obviously, I disagree with her. Many of her blog posts I disagree with. However, a person being denied EC or being judged for needing EC is wrong and I felt her story needed to get more press.

Posted by Vixen as Political Rants, Activism at 3:13 PM CDT

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