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Religious Bullshit 'undermining fight to improve sexual health'

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RIGHT-WING religious groups and political forces in the US and the Vatican are undermining attempts to improve sexual and reproductive health around the world, an Edinburgh professor claimed today.

Experts investigating problems of sexually transmitted disease, birth control and abortion claim that progress is being hampered by conservative moral crusaders.

Professor Anna Glasier, from Edinburgh University, one of the authors of a new report published online by The Lancet medical journal, said: "The bold fact is that the US has such a huge influence around the world. When it does something, it has a big impact.

"The problem is not so much that conservative forces are growing, but that the countries that have become more conservative are those with huge influence."

The Vatican also plays a major part in holding back progress, she said.

Her report points out that more than 120 million couples have an unmet need for contraception, 80 million women have unintended pregnancies, and an estimated 19 million women undergo unsafe abortions leading to 70,000 deaths.

(The Scotsman)

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I think the authorities believe the unborn are possible allies and collaborators, were as the different are killed for not being for the

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It took a Scottish professor to figure that out? Hell, I knew years ago that the right-wingers were impeding progress in the field of reproductive health, and I expect it to get worse before it gets better.

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Like I've always said.  Mandatory castration for anyone who joins a conservative Christian sect.  With a pair of bricks.  Hey, it only hurts if you get your fingers caught in between, and it would certainly prevent a lot of unwanted pregnancies.  Plus if they're so hell bent on interpreting the bible literally, they ought to know that Jesus recommended chopping off your balls to prevent sin (not really, mind you).

Of course all those high pitched voices can get annoying after a while.

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Well, I guess the Catholic heirarchy liked those high voices, they used to (?) castrate the boys in the choir so their voices wouldn't change so soon, as they got older. They were called Castrato.


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