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Mon May 27, 2013, 03:07 PM

A Modest Proposal: the Defense of Motherhood Act (Satire)

But while states give such solicitous attention to women planning to have an abortion, they ignore the needs of women planning to give birth. Bringing a child into the world is also a life-changing decision. Too many women have to make that choice without similar protections. It is time to demand equality and tell our legislatures to enact the Defense of Motherhood Act.

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Physicians would have to inform pregnant women about the risks of childbirth and motherhood. They would have to note that childbirth, compared with abortion, is roughly 14 times more likely to result in maternal death and is more often associated with depression and other forms of mental illness. They would also have to emphasize that working women in the United States can expect to see their wages drop 9 to 16 percent for each child and that having a child makes it significantly less likely that an unmarried woman will ever marry.

To ensure that women are not being coerced by partners, family members or clergy into bearing a child, DOMA would require that all women be interviewed about the circumstances of conception and their motives for continuing with pregnancy. Did a husband sabotage birth control? Was a woman unable to afford contraception because her employer refused to comply with the Affordable Care Act?

And, finally, pregnant women would be required to view a two-hour video featuring a colicky newborn, a toddler having a tantrum and a sulking teenager.


http://www.historiann.com/2013/05/26/a-modest-proposal-the-defense-of-motherhood-act/

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 03:38 PM

1. Too late for me

 

In fact, I'm hoping for grandchildren someday. Like, in the next 10-15 years. Even if I have to carry them myself.

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Mon May 27, 2013, 03:59 PM

2. I turned around twice and ended up with five of them it seemed like

I was a grandma by the time I was 38--the oldest is 14

I wish you the greatest of luck in that endeavor because grand kids are awesome.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 04:08 PM

3. This is brilliant.

This information needs to be shared in one of those popular infographics.

childbirth, compared with abortion, is roughly 14 times more likely to result in maternal death and is more often associated with depression and other forms of mental illness.


working women in the United States can expect to see their wages drop 9 to 16 percent for each child

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