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Thursday, November 01, 2007

Sinead O'Connor Was Right

Even though it wasn't the same Pope.

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI urged Catholic pharmacists on Monday to use conscientious objection to avoid dispensing drugs with "immoral purposes such as, for example, abortion or euthanasia."


  1. fact-checking 1018:19 PM

    indeed, fuck that guy. talk about the patriarchy - dude is literally a patriarch!

    but more importantly, fuck the AP for their distorted reporting on this story. as quoted by them, benedick attacked "certain molecules that have the goal of preventing the implantation of the embryo"; the AP helpfully adds that "Emergency contraception pills, which can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex, work by preventing ovulation or by preventing the embryo from being implanted into the womb."

    HOWEVER, according to planned parenthood's website, "EC contains hormones found in birth control pills and prevents pregnancy by stopping ovulation or fertilization. Theoretically, EC could also prevent implantation, but that has not been proven scientifically."

    in other words, the AP is blindly reporting some misogynist ideologue's scientifically inaccurate horseshit as if it were fact. nice job, corporate media!

  2. Marcela10:41 PM

    Dear Fellowette,
    Doesn't everyone have the right to "conscientious objection"? or is it only those who agree with your personal views?
    Your blog is interesting but what about more original thought instead of just falling in line with a certain ideology? If each one of us clings to their ideology, how can we ever engage in intelligent dialogue about any of these issues, let alone find better solutions?