Sunday, February 28, 2010

Family Planning in New Zealand under attack from Christian Extremists.


“The philosophy of Family Planning is alien to a culture of life.” (Right to Life NZ)


Every day literally hundreds of thousands of New Zealand women take ‘the pill’ for contraception.

In 1995 the percentage of women in this country taking some sort of contraception was put at 75%, males/couples using condoms at 12%.

Few if any adults consider ‘the pill’ to be a form of abortion.

One of the rarest forms of contraceptive methods practiced (4%) happens to be what has been dubbed by its advocates as ‘Natural Contraception.’

Natural Contraception relies on the couples avoiding fertile days of the monthly cycle and the male pulling-out prior to ejaculation.

It was known as ‘The Rhythm Method’ and prescribed for decades by The Catholic Church.

The chances of a female falling pregnant using ‘Natural Contraception’ is about 10% - or one in ten times intercourse takes place – so the jokes about large Catholic families are based-on more than school-yard innuendo.

The chances of one falling pregnant taking ‘the pill’ is about 1 in 200.

Given these stark differences in effectiveness and the relative ease of use, the preferred contraceptive method for Kiwi’s is ‘the pill.’

To the conservative Christian movement in New Zealand all the forms of contraception are evil, products of The Beelzebub Corporation and peddled to 10 year olds in parks by Labour voting lesbians - in particular ‘the pill’ is top of their hate-list.

They consider ‘the pill’ to be what they term ‘a chemical abortion’ and the chief peddlers of this death The New Zealand Family Planning Association, is in their sights.

The Stop New Zealand Family Planning group - a loose collection of anti-abortionists, far right conservatives modeled-on similar and dangerous groups in the U.S, Family First, Catholic Church, religious ‘end of times’ nut-cases with nothing better to do – is out to deny New Zealanders the right to decide their own contraception.

They fervently believe sex is only for procreation between married couples and any other forms of contraception is an abomination in the eyes of their god called Yahweh.

Stop Family Planning want the Government to close down family-planning clinics and for schools to teach teenagers that sex is dirty and can only be practiced by those who have undertaken an ordinated wedding – never, ever between any other form of consenting adults.

Don’t get them going-on on gays, either - they hate homosexuals with a passion - get all giggly at the thought of them burning in hell.

Stop Family Planning wants Kiwi’s to know chemical contraception is a form of child abuse and women should feel guilty using its deadly cocktail to stop eggs ovulating.

The very principal of Family Planning and free access to contraception is in-fact killing the countries future!

Seriously, have any of these guys ever had a root?
What is going-on in the heads of these eccentric loons?


2 comments:

Andy Moore said...

"Stop Family Planning want the Government to close down family-planning clinics and for schools to teach teenagers that sex is dirty and can only be practiced by those who have undertaken an ordinated wedding..."

it must be embarrassing to have to use lies to write up an article on the StopFPA group Paul. The above claim is probably touted by others, but is not the position of, nor has it been espoused by StopFPA.

Canterbury Atheists said...

Hi there Andy,

I thought "products of The Beelzebub Corporation peddled to 10 year olds in parks by Labour voting lesbians" and the photo tag "have these guys ever had a root?" - were amongst my better ones.

Still you can't please everyone.

Black-humour does tend to fly over peoples heads.

Your enlightenment that SFPA does approve of extra-marital sex, homosexual sex, chemical contraception, free distribution of condoms, sex education in schools etc is appreciated & I apologise if I've got the wrong-end of the stick with what SFPA is all about.

Stop Family Planning is clearly not about Stopping Family Planning.

I also appear to have misjudged the group by making the wild presumption the majority of SFPA members are "anti-abortionists, far right conservatives modeled-on similar and dangerous groups in the U.S, Family First, Catholic Church, religious ‘end of times’ nut-cases with nothing better to do."

None of these descriptions correctly fit your mob either.

Sorry again.

I don't get it right all the time.

Peace and good-will to all men (and even sperm - who are after-all 'people' too)

Cheers.

Paul.

PS: Got your tickets to Richard Dawkins yet?