Have you ever been tempted to put a Band-Aid on your finger, so that you'll be sure you don't get a cut?
No? Then maybe you can't help me understand all the news stories--here's just one of many examples--suggesting that the "morning-after pill" could prevent unwanted pregnancies.
A Band-Aid, you see, doesn't prevent a cut. But it might spare you, and others, from seeing the evidence of the cut: the blood.
But if you didn't have a cut, you wouldn't want a Band-Aid, now would you?
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May. 07, 2004 3:07 PM ET USA
Yes, treating the symptom and not the disease. Kind of like the advice: "If it hurts when you do that - then don't do that...!"
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May. 07, 2004 2:56 PM ET USA
The "lesser of two evils" rationale is used in stem cell research as well to justify barrelling ahead on behalf of all its life-saving possibilities. But with MAP, widely touted as "responsible sex", the irony is stark with increased exposure to STD's and other related sorrows. Pregnancy has evolved into one of the most benign of potential outcomes for promiscuity.