FOWC with Fandango — Contrary


It’s June 29, 2022. Welcome to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (U.S.).

Today’s word is “contrary.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

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21 thoughts on “FOWC with Fandango — Contrary

  1. donmatthewspoetry June 29, 2022 / 2:25 am


    The ship it went stone crazy
    The passengers said why?
    The captain of said ship did say
    Contrary winds is why

    Oh? they said……

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  2. Marleen June 29, 2022 / 1:10 pm

    Contrary to popular belief, the United States ranks poorly (a sign of our “exceptionalism” among developed societies) with regard to health outcomes in childbirth. I learned this when I was pregnant the first time, I mean by reading medical information. I brushed it off and had that first child in a San Jose hospital. I learned, first-hand then, that the medical profession stinks in that specialty of practice. Of course, I have to disclose that I hadn’t chosen from the very best options in the vicinity — like Stanford (not in San Jose but nearby). The insurance we had when I was pregnant didn’t cover the most famous places. I wouldn’t have believed things could be as stupid as they actually were in ordinary spaces. But miracles, intuition (and my own self confidence to do what I think is right and best and not always follow direction), and a particular nurse (who worked at the hospital but not in obstetrics and gynecology) who took a special interest in me saved the day — bringing everything together to a satisfactory result in terms of survival and getting the heck out of there. The rest of my births were home births.

    I’ve been learning from this woman, Michele B. Goodwin, recently; for instance that black women especially — and more so in some places, such as the state that prompted the recent Supreme Court ruling on abortion, than in other places — are more likely to die in childbirth in the United States than to have a healthy birth. That’s extreme. (Note, too, as Justice Roberts indicated, the decision of the Court was unnecessarily broad in that the ‘’outlawing” or abandoning of constitutional precedent didn’t respond specifically to the actual case before the justices. They could have simply upheld the state law restricting abortion to the first fifteen weeks. And Alito could have restrained himself from bringing up witches and supply.)

    I’m now seeing that this scholar has a wide range of interesting topics on which she has written and spoken. I want to share this one (a twenty-page pdf) now:

    Click to access goodwin_article.pdf

    For nearly two and a half decades an organ transplant bubble has persisted under the neglectful gaze of federal legislators. The neglect—not an absence of attention altogether—but rather, a myopic strain to see anything other than what seemed to be the right vision for transplantation in 1984, dominates contemporary legislative response. In 1984, Congress enacted the National Organ Transplant Act (NOTA),1 a sweeping response to the calculated misdealing of a self-described organ broker. One could easily appreciate Congressional intervention in the scheme concocted by Barry Jacobs,2 a Virginia doctor who, after losing his license to practice medicine, decided to obtain organs from the poor to give to the rich…

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    • Marleen June 29, 2022 / 1:31 pm



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  3. Marleen June 29, 2022 / 1:49 pm

    Contrary to the Missouri Attorney General, PlanB is being withheld by some medical professionals.


    How far anti-abortion laws extend and what they cover. The broad wording of some state abortion bans[ …] raise a host of legal questions for other areas of medicine, notably birth control, reproductive healthcare and fertility treatments like IVF. Some states’ bills do not acknowledge these issues at all, creating ambiguities like what is now being seen in Missouri
    [but not in Kansas City KS, or any of Kansas, so far], and those that do take care to exempt things like birth control or IVF do not necessarily do so in a legally comprehensive way. These issues are set to intensify in states that are seeking to push beyond banning abortion and enshrine fetuses with legal rights on par with children. These so-called fetal “personhood” bills could theoretically lead to novel situations if not worded carefully, such as a freezer full of embryos in an IVF clinic having the same legal status and protection as a school full of kids.

    {Does this explain Sara Huckabee’s statement that a womb should be as safe as a school? Now that’s a real tangent of my own.}

    TANGENT [This tangent indicates the article’s ending.]
    Some drugs used for abortions have other uses, particularly treating miscarriages. … There are already reports of [the drugs being more difficult to access] in Texas, where the state’s ban on abortion after six weeks and on medication abortion are already resulting in reports of pharmacists refusing to fill prescriptions for drugs prescribed for miscarriages or ectopic pregnancies. Since the Supreme Court’s ruling…


    • Marleen June 29, 2022 / 1:58 pm

      Baby Markets: money and the new politics of creating families (2010)

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    • Marleen June 29, 2022 / 2:24 pm

      The attorney general’s guidance came after [a health system] which operates 16 hospitals and campuses across the Kansas City [Missouri and Kansas] region, said it was no longer providing emergency contraception in Missouri due to the state’s strict anti-abortion law.

      The law prohibits nearly all abortions in the state except for medical emergencies, including pregnancies that are the result of rape or incest, and clinicians violating the ban face being charged with a class B felony (which carry prison sentences between five and 15 years) and having their medical license revoked.

      While aimed at abortion, the Missouri law’s wording “is ambiguous” and could be interpreted as “criminalizing emergency contraception,” Saint Luke’s spokesperson Laurel Gifford told the Kansas City Star.

      Gifford, who confirmed the policy change after news began circulating among advocates for sexual assault victims, explained that the system would not put its clinicians at risk of criminal prosecution due to the unclear law and said Saint Luke’s will not provide emergency contraception in Missouri until it has been clarified.

      Saint Luke’s’ facilities in Kansas—where the right to abortion is protected under the state’s constitution—will continue to provide emergency contraception, Gifford added, though she acknowledged that this might not be an ideal or convenient option for patients.

      The restrictions in Missouri come as major pharmaceutical companies like Walmart, RiteAid, CVS and Amazon restrict purchases of emergency contraception like Plan B across the country amid skyrocketing demand in the wake of the ruling.



      The hospital system has put out a new statement that they will now not withhold emergency contraception in Missouri.

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  4. Rall June 30, 2022 / 8:44 am


    to current thinking
    our species
    has problems
    wild creatures don’t kill for sport
    we kill everything

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  5. Carol anne August 27, 2022 / 11:28 am

    Contrary to what people think, I don’t consider myself to be a strong person, I get very emotional very easily, and I feel vulnerable a lot!

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