I've suddenly got a slew of lib/prog 'friends' on FB hyperventilating about this story and how they believe it amounts to genocide. I've got a few real friends whose opinions I usually value agreeing with them. Genocide? Spending millions to help refugees flee danger in their home country is not genocide. Refusing them as refugees would be closer to genocide. As I understand it droves of Jewish Ethiopians flee their shithole home country (where Jews and Christians are frequently murdered by Muslims for their religion) to migrate to Israel without a penny to their names and as a result have to be housed in what are essentially refugee camps. Now the Israeli government is left with a conundrum. They've got thousands of refugees that they have to house, clothe, feed, and treat medically with the tax-payer dollars of the citizens. So they decided that so long as they are unable to provide for themselves, as long as they require the assistance of the State to provide for the basic necessities of life, then those refugees should be prohibited from reproducing and adding more economic strain to the country (already under threat of REAL genocide from all sides) and a more difficult time of rising out of that need for dependency because of a newborn child. In addition, the birth control used is not permanent. The Depo-Provera shot is only affective for at most 10 months (shots are administered every 3 months to American women on this BC), at which time the woman would have to receive another shot. If the refugee did not return for reevaluation after that period, she would be fully able to become pregnant again. And if she did return for reevaluation, the need for another shot would then be determined. Now it can most certainly be debated whether or not this policy is right or wrong, just or injust. Could the process have been conducted in a more empathetic manner, with a greater effort made to help these women understand what the shot was all about? Sure, but to suggest that what this is genocide is so breathtakingly absurd and ignorant that my brain feels like it's going to explode just trying to formulate a response. No one has been killed. NO ONE. Not a single life is even created to be taken away. Depo's primary function is to prevent ovulation, so an egg doesn't even exist to be fertilized. Yes, there is also a component of the shot that also prevents the sperm from penetrating an egg, but that's only a failsafe measure for the very unlikely instance where the primary function fails. (Which IMO is irrelevant since the very same people crying GENOCIDE now will all also say that a fertilized egg isn’t a human life anyway with regards to abortion). Which brings me to my final point... These hypocrites who’re suggesting that this Israeli policy amounts to genocide (liberals, progressives) will at the same time support tax-payer funded abortions on demand of ACTUAL living beings right in their own neighborhoods. Now THAT is genocide. Just look at NYC alone where over 40% all pregnancies end in abortion, including nearly 60% of all black babies. Now THAT is genocide. Especially when you consider that Planned Parenthood, the organization tied directly to 90% of the abortions was founded with the expressed purpose of “weeding out the undesirables”, SPECIFICALLY blacks. So what do you guys think? Am I wrong about something here? Am I missing some important detail?