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  •  Excellent Diary (6+ / 0-)

    As you make clear, it isn't just about abortion but the whole range of reproductive services.  In Mexico and other Latin countries where abortion is illegal, there is a black market in Cytotec.  The problem with this drug is that the dosing isn't just a matter of swallowing a handful of pills.  I understand that anti-abortion states like Texas are seeing this also.

    Don't look back, something may be gaining on you. - L. "Satchel" Paige

    by arlene on Sun Jan 19, 2014 at 05:10:23 PM PST

    •  Thank you Arlene! (3+ / 0-)

      Really appreciated as you have worked on this issue for quite some time. Looking at abortion in isolation rather than the whole range of reproductive rights means that we are missing a large part of the problem and also the struggle.

      "Hegel noticed somewhere that all great world history facts and people so to speak twice occur. He forgot to add: the one time as tragedy, the other time as farce" Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte .

      by NY brit expat on Sun Jan 19, 2014 at 05:28:17 PM PST

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    •  a black market in cytotec! Ha! No wonder my (3+ / 0-)
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      husband's arthritis specialist got so pissy so quick when he prescribed methotrexate, and I said, "wait, haven't I heard of that drug before? Isn't it one of the-" He couldn't say "NO" fast enough. So I'm not just a cynical creep for thinking there might be some connection and some kind of black market going on with all the arthritis drugs that are "cell-killers"? well, whaddaya know.

      We are all pupils in the eyes of God.

      by nuclear winter solstice on Sun Jan 19, 2014 at 06:19:46 PM PST

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      •  Enforcement is inconsistent (3+ / 0-)

        Some officials know this is taking place and look the other way.  They, themselves, were often just one in a crowd of kids where there never was enough of anything, food, clothing or shelter.

        I have in-laws who would sleep outdoors just to get some quiet and fresh air.  Where draconian laws are enforced, horror stories abound.

        Don't look back, something may be gaining on you. - L. "Satchel" Paige

        by arlene on Mon Jan 20, 2014 at 05:14:12 AM PST

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      •  Pssst! Don't look now (4+ / 0-)

        But try finding pennyroyal seeds in the US or even the leaves.  Blue Cohosh, mugwort, etc.  Yeah, I'm of the "conscious raising" generation when we learned to do for ourselves without the hanger.  Oh, and Planned Parenthood's "sliding scale"?  Try $490.00 for the damn pill solution and more for surgical!  Makes me furious that our kids and their kids don't have the access we fought for.

        ~Arianna_Editrix-- I willingly accept Cassandra’s fate, To speak the truth, altho’ believ’d too late

        by Arianna Editrix on Mon Jan 20, 2014 at 03:26:25 PM PST

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