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Progress in the world
Posted By Rob Schofield On April 3, 2012 @ 8:54 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
The next time you find yourself doubting whether it makes a difference to speak up and call out ignorant, and/or reactionary statements and actions by elected officials and and other prominent voices in the public policy arena, consider the following two public statements by New Hanover County Commissioner Ted Davis (as reported by the Wilmington Star News ):
March 12 - Chairman Ted Davis said he thought it was a sad day when “taxpayers are asked to pay money to buy for contraceptives” for women having sex without planning responsibly.
“If these young women were responsible people and didn’t have the sex to begin with, we wouldn’t be in this situation,” Davis said.
April 2 – “I now realize that a woman is being responsible when she seeks contraception from the health department.”
The task is huge but we can make a difference. Time to redouble our efforts.
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 as reported by the Wilmington : http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120402/ARTICLES/120409956/1177?p=2&tc=pg
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