Xmas in UK – FREE Morning after Pills: What are we encouraging?

Written December 5, 2011.

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Health Care is FREE in UK - Only last week, government gave pregnant women the option of choosing a caesarean Section if they were afraid of pushing a baby out etc. This will cost about £1000 extra per person and the next big news for women this month, is to do with the emergency Contraception Pill.

★ツ A new scheme has been launched by BPAC British Pregnancy Advisory service, this week in UK, encouraging women to stock up on the "Morning After" Pill, over the festive season. Women can have access to this Emergency Contraception over the phone, so they can help prevent risks of unwanted pregnancies.

Women who are interested can register their details online and speak to a nurse over the phone. The form can be filled in at: www.santacomes.org.


My concerns...

a) Some people will get careless and think “after all, I can take the pill in the morning” forgetting that there is also the risk of Sexual Transmitted Diseases / HIV etc.

b) Teens might also feel the same way as above and lie about their age on the phone, to get the medicine – without their parents knowing.

Anyway, I wish everyone a Happy Festive Season... Just sharing my thoughts.

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I'm not sure about my feelings about this. I believe in a woman's right to choose, but teenagers is a question mark. I always feel that i need to walk in their shoes to make a judgement. Thank you..Interesting topic..Peace.


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Vladimir Uhri 4 years ago from HubPages, FB

Hello, thanks for concern. Morally we do not have right to murder innocent blood.


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Lisa-Luscious 4 years ago from Ringwood

hey Hubbers :)

Its a hard moral question, I expect there is no right and wrong as each person would have a different situation and problems.

But if it helps people and stops unexpected teenage pregnancy with due consideration it surley most be a good thing.

Lisa X


Barbra-House 4 years ago

Hi Vladimir.

Saying its murder is a bit harsh as the fetus will not of developed enough to have feelings or anything, Hence the name morning after pill.

As for morally justifying why anyone would take the morning after pill, you dont need to look any futher then whats going on in society all around us..

X Barbra X


Barbra-House 4 years ago

Hi sorry fetus was a error on my behalf ment to be embryo

:)


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks so much for your comments everyone.

When I published this Hub, I closed it to comments because it's a controversial topic but someone asked me to open it to comments.

So, I won't be commenting in the comments Box - as I normally do on other Hubs.

I appreciate you stopping by though to share your views for others to read.

Best Wishes for Xmas.

Lots of Love

Elena xx


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suzettenaples 4 years ago from Taos, NM

Good Grief! To tie this contraceptive pill in with the holiday season is teaching and putting irresponsible ideas in the heads of impressionable teenagers and adults as well. Yes, what are they thinking? The world just keeps getting crazier.

Lady E: I want to take this time to wish you a Happy Holiday season since next week brings on the holiday rush. I also want you to know how much I have enjoyed reading your hubs and knowing you on hubpages. A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family!


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

@Suzette

So True - "The world just keeps getting crazier". However, it was nice to see in the news today (16 Dec) that PM Cameron is calling on Churches to spearhead revival in traditional church values. He said it's needed to deal with the Moral collapse we have in society.

Suzette - have a wonderful Xmas with your family. I appreciate you and look forward to catching up with your interesting hubs in 2012.

Best Wishes

Elena x

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