Attention, Low-Income Women of Oregon: Your Reproduction Is Now the Government’s Business

Who is REALLY in your bedroom? [Comment: At my follow-up exam after the birth of my fourth child, I was asked what kind of birth control I was on by my obstetrician’s partner. I was a bit offended by the bluntness and tone of the question. I answered that I was going back to Natural Family Planning (NFP) which had worked so well in the past. The doctor immediately exclaimed that NFP doesn’t work. When I quoted the statistics and my experience, he then said that NFP was “too hard”. Really?? Now, I was really offended. I told my regular obstetrician about this exchange so that he could educate this young doctor not only about the benefits of NFP but also the risks of artificial contraceptives. I was sadly lacking in that information when I was first married and had to discover it myself when I had problems with the Pill. Reading this article as well as various other medical articles that sing the praises of medical contraceptives while dismissing the real risks and ignoring NFP, I believe this tactic is widespread. All women deserve to know all the risks and options to give truly informed consent. N. Valko RN] Attention, Low-Income Women of Oregon: Your Reproduction Is Now the Government’s Business Oregon’s implementation of its new contraceptive metric is an alarming sign that nationwide governmental monitoring of America’s low-income women’s reproduction is on its way—along with flagrant disregard for women’s privacy and religious freedom. Print Friendly Oregon’s low-income women are about to be subjected to a level of invasive questioning and religious disrespect by government-funded health-care providers on...