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Fri Oct 20, 2017, 10:16 PM

Leaked memo shows the Trump admin has a new birth control plan for women: the rhythm method!

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Source: DailyKos






Friday Oct 20, 2017 · 1:25 PM CST



Crooked Media got their hands on an internal Trump administration memo that outlines the goals of the worst president in history, from the "travel ban to the budget process." But the document also revealed plans to drastically slash federal funding for family planning and pregnancy prevention programs. Instead of providing actual birth control and accurate information, low-income women will now be told to either abstain or use the “rhythm method.”

And they hope to halve federal funding for Title X, the grant program that provides family planning and prevention services to the poor, and divert the money into programs to promote “fertility awareness” methods of birth control—popular among socially conservative contraception foes—which fail annually for a quarter of couples.

Members of the White House’s Domestic Policy Council (DPC) transmitted these and other priorities and concerns, as part of their longer wish list, to the Office of Management and Budget, seeking their inclusion in the budget the president will submit to Congress next year, according to a source who provided the memo to Crooked Media.

Crooked Media goes on to note the people behind these recommendations have been pushing this half-baked agenda for quite some time:

Each of the document’s repeated references to fertility awareness, including as a preferred remedy for teenage pregnancy, can be found in subsections that identify DPC staffers Katy Talento and Alexandra Campau as points of contact for OMB officials. Talento, a former adviser to Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), attracted the attention of the health news service STAT earlier this year, after Trump selected her to help shape the administration’s health policy, for expressing “strong rhetoric against birth control and abortion.”..............................................



Read more: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/10/20/1708471/-Leaked-memo-shows-the-Trump-admin-has-a-new-birth-control-plan-for-women-the-rhythm-method



I really do not think we, as a nation, can take much more of this.






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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a baby during a rally in the Special Events Center of the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Florida on November 5, 2016. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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Reply Leaked memo shows the Trump admin has a new birth control plan for women: the rhythm method! (Original post)
riversedge Oct 2017 OP
democratisphere Oct 2017 #1
Grassy Knoll Oct 2017 #3
democratisphere Oct 2017 #4
Irish_Dem Oct 2017 #6
Bayard Oct 2017 #16
Irish_Dem Oct 2017 #17
christx30 Oct 2017 #29
Irish_Dem Oct 2017 #30
christx30 Oct 2017 #34
Irish_Dem Oct 2017 #35
NickB79 Oct 2017 #20
Irish_Dem Oct 2017 #21
dalton99a Oct 2017 #18
NickB79 Oct 2017 #19
CTyankee Oct 2017 #22
A Morpheus Felinae Oct 2017 #31
TexasBushwhacker Oct 2017 #2
Irish_Dem Oct 2017 #5
highplainsdem Oct 2017 #7
Angry Dragon Oct 2017 #8
Wwcd Oct 2017 #14
They_Live Oct 2017 #23
Angry Dragon Oct 2017 #25
maxrandb Oct 2017 #24
Angry Dragon Oct 2017 #26
meadowlander Oct 2017 #28
KY_EnviroGuy Oct 2017 #33
Iliyah Oct 2017 #9
tanyev Oct 2017 #10
riversedge Oct 2017 #11
sandensea Oct 2017 #12
jmowreader Oct 2017 #13
BumRushDaShow Oct 2017 #15
KY_EnviroGuy Oct 2017 #32
BumRushDaShow Oct 2017 #37
3catwoman3 Oct 2017 #27
milestogo Oct 2017 #36
DonViejo Oct 2017 #38

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Oct 20, 2017, 10:20 PM

1. The baby in the picture looks as happy as the rest of US about drumpf.

Git him gone!

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 20, 2017, 10:27 PM

3. Those Poor Babies..

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 20, 2017, 10:30 PM

4. All of these poor children must be suffering from PTSD after being handled by drumpf.

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 20, 2017, 10:41 PM

6. One baby is trying to get away, the other looks totally distraught.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 21, 2017, 11:07 AM

16. Never saw any photos

When Obama was holding babies that didn't look pretty tickled to be there. He had the touch.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #16)

Sat Oct 21, 2017, 11:09 AM

17. Yes exactly, babies love Obama as evidenced by many pictures.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #17)

Sat Oct 21, 2017, 02:28 PM

29. And he loved them, judging by the pics of him

cracking up at the baby pope. To me, that picture symbolizes everything I loved about Obama. He saw everything through the eyes of a father. My kids make me laugh. And his smile at the baby Pope was infectious.

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Response to christx30 (Reply #29)

Sat Oct 21, 2017, 02:31 PM

30. I agree, and he really loves all citizens on this planet, babies and adults.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #30)

Sat Oct 21, 2017, 03:00 PM

34. I just can't picture Trump doing that. He doesn't seem to have

a tender or decent bone in his body at all. He can't seem to find anything humorous, unless it's mean-spirited and directed at someone less powerful than he is. I'm racking my brain right now, and I can't find one point in the last year of a time that Trump was in any way likable. Laughing at kids' antics. Good hearted pranks on his staff (ie, Obama stepping on the scale where Marvin Nicholson was weighing himself).
I try to like Trump. He's going to be president for the next 4 years (hopefully less). But with every breath he takes, he seems to be less and less human.

Narcissistic personality disorder is a hell of a drug.

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Response to christx30 (Reply #34)

Sat Oct 21, 2017, 03:07 PM

35. He has a major defect in personalty and has none of the traits

you describe, kindness, gentle humor, etc.

Yes I love that photo of Obama stepping on the scale.

Obama is a very unique and special person. A political genius, but always perfectly appropriate, and full of good human qualities, kind, loving, fair.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 21, 2017, 11:38 AM

20. And the third is daydreaming about golfing

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Response to NickB79 (Reply #20)

Sat Oct 21, 2017, 11:39 AM

21. He really does not function beyond three yrs of age. nt

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 21, 2017, 11:13 AM

18. Babies know the difference between good and evil at six months, study reveals

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 21, 2017, 11:37 AM

19. All 3 of them.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 21, 2017, 12:10 PM

22. I'd cry too if he came at me with that face!

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 21, 2017, 02:37 PM

31. The big baby in the middle looks like he crapped his diaper. n/t

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Oct 20, 2017, 10:25 PM

2. Gotta keep the slave class yuge!

Gotta have those folks that are desperate enough to do the shitty jobs for shitty pay.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Oct 20, 2017, 10:38 PM

5. What do you call women who use the rhythm method?

Mothers.

I grew up in a large Catholic family so I know of what I speak.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Oct 20, 2017, 10:45 PM

7. I was honestly hoping this was from The Onion.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Oct 20, 2017, 10:48 PM

8. Their reasoning baffles

Have horny teenagers craving sex....give them no sex education.....give them no birth control......take away abortion as a means to end pregnancy.....cut funding for families...........complain about people having children that they can not afford.....republicans complain about the mess the republicans made

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 20, 2017, 11:43 PM

14. add to that list: Viagra will be covered under Insurance

 

Jerks

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 21, 2017, 12:17 PM

23. "republicans complain about the mess the republicans made..."

...then claim its the democrats mess, and demand that the democrats fix the mess. Then reject any solutions put forward by the democrats.

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Response to They_Live (Reply #23)

Sat Oct 21, 2017, 01:44 PM

25. yes

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 21, 2017, 01:14 PM

24. You forgot

Then blame it on Democrats while we spend years and political capital to fix the mess. Use the years Democrats use to fix their fuckups to rail against the Democrats and how poor things are going to win election...then use their win to fuckup things again

Lather, rinse, repeat

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Response to maxrandb (Reply #24)

Sat Oct 21, 2017, 01:44 PM

26. yes

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 21, 2017, 02:25 PM

28. Well, if your objective is to keep women out of the workplace and politics,

barefoot and pregnant at home and to create a permanent underclass of cheap labour, then the reasoning makes perfect sense.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 21, 2017, 02:59 PM

33. Simple reasoning, Dragon: Reduce, then eliminate gummit spending. Privatize what's left.

Repugs don't comprehend emotions or natural instincts.

Everything's going according to plan, no mater who it hurts.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Oct 20, 2017, 10:48 PM

9. Unless you are a mistress

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Oct 20, 2017, 10:49 PM

10. And that is the hypocrisy of many who call themselves pro-life.

They claim they want to end abortion, but they also want to cut off access to the most effective ways to prevent conception.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 20, 2017, 10:59 PM

11. This really is a war on women and they best start to acknowledge it and make LOUD noice!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Oct 20, 2017, 11:14 PM

12. Just ask Latin America how well that worked out.

Since the rhythm method is the only one Catholic conservatives will abide, the region's population grew massively - doubling every 30 years - until their governments finally got serious about high birth rates in the '80s and the rate of growth slowed to the current 1% or so (it's 0.6% in the U.S. currently).

Even so, Latin America's population, which was the same as the U.S.'s in 1940 (130 million), is twice as much at 650 million - but with half the U.S. economy and all the problems those levels entail.

That's conservative population policy in action (or worse).

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Oct 20, 2017, 11:33 PM

13. Good dystopian fiction has a sexual component

Where the environments of Brave New World and Logan's Run encouraged rampant casual sex, and 1984's world viewed sexual activity as the ultimate act of rebellion against the state, the dystopia we are currently living in tries to punish women for having sex while glorifying men who do and vilifying men and women who have it with people of their own gender.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Oct 21, 2017, 06:37 AM

15. Oh lookie - a desecrated flag on that baby. nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #15)

Sat Oct 21, 2017, 02:49 PM

32. tRump desecrated those flags by standing near them! nt

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #32)

Sat Oct 21, 2017, 03:53 PM

37. DUzy!



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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Oct 21, 2017, 01:57 PM

27. Its time for the...

...Lysistrata method to be used by Amy woman unfortunate enough to be in a relationship with a Republican male.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Oct 21, 2017, 03:15 PM

36. I'll get my metronome.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Oct 22, 2017, 08:05 AM

38. Locking.

Forum Hosts feel this is analysis

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