Women say that while waiting in transit camps in Ethiopia they were coaxed into agreeing to injections of long-acting birth control drugs.
Women who immigrated from Ethiopia eight years ago say they were told they would not be allowed into Israel unless they agreed to be injected with the long-acting birth control drug Depo Provera, according to an investigative report aired Saturday on the Israel Educational Television program “Vacuum.”
The women say that while waiting in transit camps in Ethiopia prior to immigration they were placed in family planning workshops where they were coaxed into agreeing to the injection - a charge denied by both the Joint Distribution Committe, which ran the clinics, and the Health Ministry.
“We said we won’t have the shot. They told us, if you don’t you won’t go to Israel And also you won’t be allowed into the Joint (American Joint Distribution Committee) office, you won’t get aid or medical care. We were afraid… We didn’t have a choice. Without them and their aid we couldn’t leave there. So we accepted the injection. It was only with their permission that we were allowed to leave,” recounted Emawayish, who immigrated from Ethiopia eight years ago.
Emawayish was one of 35 women, whose stories were recorded by Sebba Reuven, that relate how they were coaxed and threatened into agreeing to receive the injectable birth control drug.
The birth rate among Israel’s Ethiopian immigrant population has dropped nearly 20 percent in 10 years.
CC: everyone who says “wahhhhh i don’t want to pay for your birth control”
Seriously. If this passes, virgins could be considered pregnant. Yup. You read that right.
Well shit, I could be pregnant right now.
Click and read.
You guys I don’t want to be pregnant.
why is this country run by idiots
WHY DO I LIVE IN THIS STATE
oh god. i’m arizona born and raised.
i’m not even getting laid.
this is insulting.
Da fuck? :/
its like the dark ages up in hur
At a recent protest in favor of reproductive rights in Richmond VA, protesters assembled on the Virginia Capitol’s steps. Police, many in riot gear, demanded that they disperse or be arrested. 33 people refused to leave the steps, and were arrested.
Top picture: The 33 arrestees, shortly before police moved in.
Bottom picture: Protester, identified as Mara Hyman, faces down cops in riot gear.
We challenge all of the GOP Presidential Candidates & All Republican / Tea Party members of Congress to PROVE that their sudden politicizing of birth control is NOT a Women’s Rights issue by passing legislation that prevents Men from getting Erectile Dysfunction drugs or penile enhancements unless:
- They are married
- Can pass a fertility test
- Are of an age where they can raise a child
Reblog this if you’d like to see The GOP treat men the same way they treat women.
Oh my god that would be awesome. Fucking conservatives are all in a rage about birth control pills, but they can give fuck all about boner pills.
The fact we have such publicly strong acceptance of fucking boner pills, and yet you don’t see the same kind of “horny pills” for women plastered in advertisements everywhere you look says a lot about how our society is set up.