Thursday, May 18, 2006

CC the walking womb

This is fucked up on several levels.

CC

3 comments:

Michael Ivey said...

See, I read the article, and got a completely different take than (evidently) most others who have read it.

What I heard them say was, "If you think you might have a baby, or even if you are in a situation where you could possibly end up pregnant, if you take steps to improve your health now, you are more likely to have a healthy baby."

I think the CDC is all in favor of healthy babies. They are making an assumption that other people are, too. So, they offered advice on how to make that happen more often.

I'd join the "Healthy Baby Fan Club" ... and I don't think this is any kind of attack on reproductive rights, or stage 1 of a "Get Rid Of Contraception" strategy, or even a philosophical statement that women are just here to have babies. I think it's just a group of people from the "Pro Healthy Baby" lobby getting together.

Lizard Eater said...

They overreach with this so much that it's idiotic. Reminds me of when Mama told a young Lizard Eater that if she ever had premarital sex, well, "condoms can break. You should make him wear two."

Um, okay.

I understand their contention that because so many pregnancies are unplanned, you should do what you can to make sure that your unplanned baby is still healthy.

BUT.

As someone who has been deliberately pregnant 4 times, ya can't live your life like you might get pregnant tomorrow. I mean, really. What, no drinking til you go through menopause?

Interestingly, there are many things that can affect sperm. Are they also recommending that men make the appropriate changes in their lives?

Kim said...

I have heard that one of the things that effects sperm negatively is coffee. I don't know if it's true, but can't you just see any man who wants sex having to give up coffee? :-)