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Congratulations! You're Pre-Pregnant!

This worrying article was in the Guardian a couple of days ago. As the article points out, treating all women of child-bearing age as permanent incubators has worrying implications for a women's right to be seen as an independent person, capable of making their own decisions. And naturally, it's the poorest women in society bearing the brunt of ill-thought-out legislation.

I would hope that the UK doesn't see fit to follow the US's lead on this, but I'm not terribly optimistic given the rise of 'fundamentalist' Christian pressure groups here lately, and the attitude of some magazines towards celebrity mothers who 'break the rules'.

Women: as ever, you are being watched.

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That sound you hear is the final civil right in America being thrown out the back door. :-(

By Andrew
September 06, 2006 @ 7:01 pm

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Also, why isn't there a concept of pre-pregnancy for men? It takes two to make a baby, after all. Well, I already know the answer, but, y'know...

By Tanya Jones
September 06, 2006 @ 10:07 pm

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>It takes two to make a baby

Are you coming on to me?

By Philip J Reed, VSc
September 06, 2006 @ 10:19 pm

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>Are you coming on to me?

Sorry. It'll come off with detergent.

By Tanya Jones
September 06, 2006 @ 10:31 pm

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Given that I have never wanted to, nor ever plan to, have a baby, I hope this means I can drink, smoke and take as many drugs as I like. Oh, hang on, I also don't live in or plan to live in America either. Victory is mine!

By Pook
September 06, 2006 @ 10:39 pm

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One step closer to martial law.

By performingmonkey
September 06, 2006 @ 10:44 pm

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>One step closer to martial law.

Or, as it's known over here, The American Dream.

By Philip J Reed, VSc
September 07, 2006 @ 12:57 pm

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