Anonymous asked: You my friend are sadly misinformed plan b is just birth control. You are not pregnant the morning after sex dumb ass. Educate your self before talking!
Actually, scientific evidence suggests that the sperm and egg can meet even as soon as a half an hour after sexual intercourse. That means that the egg and sperm are no longer separate and have actually become a new entity - complete with its own set of DNA, unique to that of the mother or the father. Doctors consider a woman pregnant from the moment of conception.
The Plan B birth control pill can prevent the new fertilized egg from attaching to the womb. Once the egg and sperm meet, a new life has been formed; it is scientifically shown. If a woman takes the Plan B pill after this point, the new life is ended.
I do appreciate the challenge, though! I would prefer never to take a stance on anything that I do not fully understand. I hope this helped clear up any misunderstanding!
God is bigger than:
- Your past.
- Your depression.
- Your pain.
- Your hate.
- Your anger.
- Your doubt.
- Your fear.
- Your shame.
- Your eating disorder.
- Your self harm.
- Your anxiety.
- Your loneliness.
- Your scars.
- This world.
When you see this post, reblog and say a Hail Mary for the end of abortion.
First, if the benefit of health insurance is mostly or exclusively financial, then shouldn’t health insurance policies work more like normal insurance? Fire, flood and car insurance exist to protect people against actual disasters, after all, not to pay for ordinary repairs. If the best evidence suggests that health insurance is most helpful in protecting people’s pocketbooks from similar disasters, and that more comprehensive coverage often just pays for doctor visits that don’t improve people’s actual health, then shouldn’t we be promoting catastrophic health coverage, rather than expanding Medicaid?
Liberals don’t like catastrophic plans because, by definition, they’re stingier than the coverage many Americans now enjoy. But this is where the second critique comes in: If the marginal dollar of health care coverage doesn’t deliver better health, isn’t this a place where policy makers should be stingy, while looking for more direct ways to improve the prospects of the working poor? Some kind of expanded health security is clearly a good thing — but if we want to promote economic mobility as well, does it really make sense to pour about a trillion dollars into a health care system that everyone agrees is deeply dysfunctional, when some of that money could be returned to Americans’ paychecks instead?
This is excellent.
I’ve been writing for a long time, at least since the ACA was passed, that the majority of people below the age of 40 do not need comprehensive healthcare coverage. Typically & statistically, that age demographic are quite healthy. What they need is what we call major medical, or catastrophic coverage. Basically, it covers a person in “life & limb” situations when the person’s life is threatened. Injuries from an accident? Covered. Major disease? Covered. Pregnancy? Typically covered.
Annual preventive care exam? Non covered. But these folks, statistically, are far healthier than those over 50, so an annual preventive care physical exam just isn’t necessary, in most cases. But, whatever, go ahead & give them 1 such exam a year. Make people happy. It would still be cheaper than Obamacare!
This is precisely the problem: people don’t know what insurance is! Insurance is a measure against RISK. That’s why car insurance covers theft and accidents, but not your oil changes and gasoline purchases. When a pool of buyers is formed against theft, the company collects a small fee from everyone in order to pay out the few in the pool that actually need the money when something catastrophic happens.
But imagine if car insurance covered gasoline. Everyone would be paying for the gasoline costs of the entire pool. Once you got in the pool, you would have no incentive to not use gasoline, because it becomes “free”. You could use as much as you want and the “insurance” would take care of it! Instantly everyone in the pool would start using more gasoline than they would have otherwise, and the costs of the pool continually go up because there are no incentives for them to go down.
This is the problem with healthcare right now. We are trying to make health insurance cover EVERYTHING health related we may encounter: the check up when you have the flu, routine physicals, basic exams, etc. These things shouldn’t be covered by insurance, they should be paid out of pocket. When insurance is “paying” for everything, you have no incentive to check the cost of a procedure at a hospital or doctor’s office before you go in. A true market can’t exist under those conditions! Prices not only have no incentive to go down, price becomes irrelevant.
Health insurance should cover catastrophic incidents, a young healthy person doesn’t need to pay for access to a million “services” they don’t need. They happen so infrequently they could be paid out of pocket. They would also be paid in a real market where hospitals had to compete for you and offer you the best product at the lowest price. Instead we have a government enforced crony capitalist system that is going to force everyone to get in the same pool in order to cover all the health costs of everyone in the pool. IT CAN’T WORK, IT ISN’T WORKING, AND FORCING MORE PEOPLE IN THE POOL ISN’T GOING TO SOLVE ANYTHING.
The onset of a new relationship.
Last night, my closest friend and I went to a choir concert put on by the local state university. The guy I’m seeing — my boyfriend! — was accompanying one choir and page turning for a professional guest pianist for another and invited me to go. Like always, I worry at the beginning of a new relationship. I have been through plenty, and once they end, it always hurts, no matter how bad things end up between the two of us. Given that at the point of this performance, I was just beyond being a girlfriend for 24 hours, and was sitting several rows behind him, just far enough away from the comfort of his strong hands, I was starting to feel nervous.
What if I ruin our friendship? That isn’t hardly worth considering, because we both fell for each other early on in our friendship. Really, when we first met almost three years ago, I liked him very much. We’ve both liked each other on and off since then, the “off” times being influenced by going to schools on opposite sides of the country and not staying in touch. Our ability at this point to be close friends was very unlikely.
Besides, I have great friends. You can never have too many, but I wasn’t much interested in having a new best friend from so far away. I worry about relationships because I worry about getting hurt and about hurting him. For me, there’s no way out of this relationship that won’t hurt me, no matter how diplomatic and wonderful he could be. In fact, we had this conversation before he ever asked me on our first date: we both care so much about each other and are terrified of what this relationship could bring.
But we did it anyway. The timing may not seem ideal to the rest of the world, but it’s what we’re doing. When we’re with each other, we can’t stop smiling. We’re a disgusting new couple and are relishing in it.
So as I was watching him last night — with my best friend whispering in my ear, “Are you having any ‘That’s my boyfriend!’ moments yet?” — I was feeling scared. I didn’t want us to get hurt. I didn’t want to like him if we were just going to break up someday.
Then I was overwhelmed by the realization that when God made me, He made someone else in mind for me. I looked at my boyfriend and wondered if it was him, but was completely taken by the understanding that if it isn’t, God still considered a partner for me when I was formed. It’s an amazing thought if you can really take it in.
And like a chain reaction, I realized that instead of worrying, I just need to pray for my boyfriend. I need to be better in this relationship than I have been in the past. I need to pray for him incessantly, like I would pray for my husband if I was his wife. That’s the first step to being the kind of girlfriend he deserves, and the kind of wife my husband deserves.
I’m sure I’m going to mess up. I’m still going to come short, and I’m still going to worry, but with this new approach, it allows more room for God and less room for my own failures. This relationship isn’t about us; It’s about the degree to which we can glorify God in our pure and holy love for each other. We always need to be working, even if not consciously, to lead each other to the cross and to holiness, otherwise it is for naught.
And suddenly I’m a girlfriend. <3
I have a first date tonight.
I was kissed tonight.