May 17, 2006
Protecting the Unborn and Preconceived
Oh My Gosh. The Bush Administration has finally found a public health care issue to focus on: Preconception Health. Or in other words, ladies: you have an obligation to keep yourself and your uterus healthy just in case you might someday give birth. Your value to society is in the healthy children you contribute to society.
The idea of preconception care has been discussed for nearly 20 years, experts said, but it has drawn more attention recently. Progress toward further reducing the rate of unhealthy pregnancy results, including premature birth, low birthweight and infant mortality, has slowed in the United States since 1996 "in part because of inconsistent delivery and implementation of interventions before pregnancy to detect, treat and help women modify behaviors, health conditions and risk factors that contribute to adverse maternal and infant outcomes," according to the report.
Note that the health of the dad is not ever discussed. He can be subjected to toxic chemicals, agent orange, depleted uranimum, or even cause the birth defects by drinking too much, but gosh, would the Bush administration ever spend any energy at making sure the dad is healthy before he conceives a baby?
And, we certainly can't make cleaning up lead in our environment a public health issue because that would be too intrusive to our business community. It's clear from the Bush administration approach, there are no systemic problems - the problems with unhealthy children are the fault of those damn women that refuse to keep hallow their reproductive organs.
And all those other people (post-birth children, pre-puberty adolescents, post-menopausal women and all men) who might need a functional public health care system should realize that our nation's priorities don't cover you.
Our Taliban administration believes sex is bad - if you are female. Because in their view, women have been put on this earth to conceive. They want to have a society of Stepford wives - who produce healthy offspring that can be molded into ideal citizens that know their place in the society. Their idea is that healthy children are the responsibility of the woman and if the babies are unhealthy, it reflects on her being a BAD MOTHER. So when do you think our Taliban leaders start to share best practices with their counterparts in Afghanistan?
Posted by Mary at May 17, 2006 12:32 AM | Health/Medicine/Health Care
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The Matrix is Loading
You thought the Matrix in which we all live in pods of goo and only think we are running around all over town and with our friends was done by some virtual intelligence machine. Oh no my friend!
It is being done by the self-righteous right. First no fertilized egg will be wasted (leave no conception behind) and then it will be the egg and the sperm. There is only one way to insure proper prepregnancy behavior will occur: institutionalization.
When young people go through puberty, they will be sent to institutions to insure no egg or sperm is wasted. They will be harvested. Boys will be milked like cows to suck out every sperm before it can be wasted in some sock or paper towel, or heaven forbid, some sex act with another person. Eggs will be removed from girls as they are produced. They will be allowed to leave to go to church, only.
When a woman becomes pregnant, all manner of probes and monitoring devices will be shoved up into her to insure the fetus is maturing properly. There will be no exceptions. There will be no discrimination, all will have to go.
It's the new order. First the brain dead like Terry Shiavo and then the unborn and then the unconceived.
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I was going to joke about the creation of a Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, like the Taliban have in common with the Saudis. However, I see that I have a lot to learn about wild speculation.
Here's a thought. Maybe they could drop the number of infant deaths by doing something about the 17 million women without health insurance mentioned in the article, rather than endlessly pestering women about how their body is just a vessel, or perhaps improve knowledge and availability of contraception, if it's true that half of all pregnancies are unplanned. The report is much too easy to twist into restrictions on women's rights, especially with the workplace hazards line. Got a complaint with your company's health and safety policies? Well, if it's so dangerous, then I guess we'll have to lay you off. Wouldn't want to put you at risk. Or, I'm afraid we can't let women take this job; it's just too dangerous to their reproductive future.