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2010-02-05 Home Front: Culture Wars
Pentagon to Offer Emergency Contraception to Military Bases Worldwide
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Posted by tipper 2010-02-05 12:51|| || Front Page|| [336101 views ]  Top

#1 If you should experience any of the well documented adverse side effects listed below, skip chow, go on sick call and visit your unit's assigned dispensary immediately:

Adverse side effects include significant weight gain (on average 15 pounds), depression, ovarian cyst enlargement, gallbladder disease, high blood pressure, respiratory disorders,4 increased risk of ectopic pregnancy5 and death. In some women, these serious adverse effects of levonorgestrel-type MAP could lead to further health risks for bulimia, anorexia, or clinical depression.

Our Obama government and the pharmaceutical lobby are working for YOU!

Posted by Besoeker 2010-02-05 13:38||   2010-02-05 13:38|| Front Page Top

#2 The purpose of the military is to close with and destroy the enemy.

Anything else is rubbish.
Posted by Kelly 2010-02-05 16:21||   2010-02-05 16:21|| Front Page Top

#3 Yet I have to buy my pain meds on the local economy, because the military pharmacy system only stocks generic, or only stocks certain drugs that don't provide relief for my problems.
Posted by Old Patriot  2010-02-05 16:40||  2010-02-05 16:40|| Front Page Top

#4 OP:

An old gentleman carefully hooks his cane on the counter and grimices silently while pulling himself onto the ice cream store stool. Issuing a well deserved sigh, he removes his hat, smiles broadly, and orders a banana split. "Crushed nuts" asks the young waitress. "No" retorts the old man..."arthritis."
Posted by Besoeker 2010-02-05 17:20||   2010-02-05 17:20|| Front Page Top

#5 Umm, Kelly,
To Kelly's "rubbish" comment:

All a female needs to do is pop 3-4 birth control pills at once for the contraceptive effect? How is that rubbish exactly? And what alternative are you proposing? If you're going to pass judgment on the ways things are getting done by our military, by all means propose an alternative and hopefully a realistic one?
Posted by Omeng Untervehr7419 2010-02-05 17:46||   2010-02-05 17:46|| Front Page Top

#6 Please if someone trots out the old abstinence idea I will scream. Please please please lie to yourself and others and espouse that is possible and see how far that gets you.
Posted by GirlThursday 2010-02-05 17:53||   2010-02-05 17:53|| Front Page Top

#7 I got an idea, separate the male and female soldiers! Problem solved!
Posted by Deacon Blues 2010-02-05 19:10||   2010-02-05 19:10|| Front Page Top

#8 Splendid idea Deacon. We'll call it the Wymins Army Corpse.
Posted by Besoeker 2010-02-05 19:24||   2010-02-05 19:24|| Front Page Top

#9 Well, it'll produce somebody's corpse.
Posted by lotp 2010-02-05 20:57||   2010-02-05 20:57|| Front Page Top

#10 OP, I hear you about the inconvenience you face - but consider this. Tricare presumably is at least covering those meds that you are able to purchase. This policy is aimed at active duty troops, and especially young enlisted women. My guess is that many commanders will welcome the fact that their medical facilities will have this as an option.
Posted by lotp 2010-02-05 21:03||   2010-02-05 21:03|| Front Page Top

#11 This is probably the flag pole's response to the commander who a month or so back threatened UCMJ action to soldiers who got pregnant [see self inflicted wound] resulting in the loss of personnel with skills creating operational problems.
Posted by Procopius2k 2010-02-05 21:36||   2010-02-05 21:36|| Front Page Top

#12 GirlThursday, it is possible. I lived through a lot of deployments and managed to keep myself out of situations where pregnancy or STDs would become an issue.

Surely you girls can keep your legs shut long enough in order -- or else soldier up and face the consequences of your actions. You're not a cat in heat backign up against any available couch leg and yowling at night. You are a human being, you have a choice. Start acting like it.

Don't get me wrong, if the "morning after" is needed then as long as its not an abortion (that is destroying a human live instead of preventing ovulation), then I can have no objection that would be legally enforceable.

Otherwise how about YOU be responsible enough to take your own pills or abstain from activity that can get you pregnant.

Don't depend on the medics/government to bail you out from your own lack of control at the cost of a human life.
Posted by OldSpook 2010-02-05 21:51||   2010-02-05 21:51|| Front Page Top

#13 @#7 #8

Either you're completely jesting or you're disrespecting between 13-20% of the present military depending on locale. Those in uniform are by-and-large professionals. I applaud your unabashed bluntness about your view that women should be separate from men. But you leave out something of the warrior ethos when you do that. Those soldiering can't afford to think like that. In war times when strapping on a flack vest, LBE, Kevlar, etc., to go out and do your job you are a soldier not a man and not a woman. You are a trained killer. If this threatens you, get some therapy, because women soldiers aren't your Madonnas or Whores, or whatever neat little box category society wants them in. And those 'girls' who can't hack it usually get pregnant or get kicked out within the first year or two tops.

Women currently out there risking their lives are not to be made light of unchecked, this is not okay.
Posted by GirlThursday 2010-02-05 21:52||   2010-02-05 21:52|| Front Page Top

#14 "You are a human being, you have a choice. Start acting like it."

Making it personal when it is not personal? That is a sure sign of irrational thinking. Logically speaking, the Pentagon's policies are not mine to question. The first rule of being a soldier is you follow orders. You just failed the 'follow orders' portion of this hypothetical argument, yet you condescend to question my self control abilities? Second, my self control is well outside the bounds of being any of your business.
Posted by GirlThursday 2010-02-05 22:00||   2010-02-05 22:00|| Front Page Top

#15 Lest we fergit, 9-11 + GWOT = WAR FOR OWG-NWO > Add to US Army-DOD's news this AM that the US Army intends to cancel proposed budget cuts due to Soldiers' complaints about effects on family services, + US Embassy-Consuls reloc to US-controlled Milbases andor expanding its security to near-USDOD specs > IMO OWG-NWO + DEV "RISE/REST OF THE WORLD" = US MILBASES WILL BECOME SYMBOLIC, LIVING OR OPER



But I digress ....
Posted by JosephMendiola 2010-02-05 22:10||   2010-02-05 22:10|| Front Page Top

#16 @#11 Procopious 2k nails it:
This is probably the flag pole's response to the commander who a month or so back threatened UCMJ action to soldiers who got pregnant [see self inflicted wound] resulting in the loss of personnel with skills creating operational problems.

Uh, yes a thousand times. Which goes back to my initial assertion (different phrasing this time) that yes, I concede in an ideal world abstinence could work but in a common sense which is not-so-flipping common world some people (present company excluded) will not abstain while deployed and bingo you will need to have contraception available.
Posted by GirlThursday 2010-02-05 22:17||   2010-02-05 22:17|| Front Page Top

Posted by JosephMendiola 2010-02-05 22:34||   2010-02-05 22:34|| Front Page Top

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