Tag Archives: Birth control

Pro-choice isn’t an option

Lots of things are amazing.

The first crunchy leaf of Autumn.
Perfectly cooked chocolate mudcake.
John Key‘s lack of touch with the Kiwi reality.
Magnets, I mean how do they even work?
Huge dragonflies.
That abortion falls under the Crimes Act in New Zealand.

Yep, you read it right. In New Zealand abortion is still included in the Crimes Act, making it technically illegal UNLESS you fall under the exceptions currently provided for. Fortunately that covers just about everyone, usually the one about mental damage should the pregnancy be carried to term.

What I find astounding is the fact that it still falls under the Crimes Act. Abortion isn’t a criminal issue, it’s a health issue. Continue reading



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The new image of Tearaway Magazine: Part II

But wait, there’s more!
I don’t usually get responses to my ranting and raving on here, so imagine my surprise when I log in and find TWO comments in response to my post from the other day (http://bit.ly/honsYx). One in the form of a comment on my page. The other was a thinly veiled rant from another blogger by the name of Brendan Malone, a predominant pro-lifer.

I felt so validated!

Unfortunately Mr Malone had misunderstood significant aspects of my blog post, so I set about setting him right.
For some reason he took such offense that he deleted not only my comment but the entire post!!

Fortunately for you I had already saved the text, enjoy!
(Edit: A huge thanks to Fox for figuring out a sweet way to pull the entire image of the page. Isn’t he amazing?)

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Today I found out: Contraceptives

I know I’ve already written tonight but MY GAWSH this story is so amazingly batshit that there was no way I couldn’t share it with y’all tonight.

What’s got me so excited? This story about how the “Pull and Pray” method of contraception is about as effective as using a condom.
That’s right. What. The!?

This story is based around research done by the Guttmacher Institute in New York, which is based on the number of babies that were conceived by people who employed this and other methods. It doesn’t take into consideration other practicalities such as STIs and human error.

And that is where my issue with this story lies.

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