Sunday, February 08, 2009
6wS: "You'd rather they end up here?'
Okay, I know this is a little crass and/or sensationalistic. But I'm not making it up.
When women don't have options before we get to this point (birth control before having sex, access to abortion in the first trimester, AND YES, information about adoption services -- which Planned Parenthood does), then something like this could happen.
Sadly, we have now given celebrity status to women who didn't even know they were pregnant until the baby popped out. How can a woman possibly not know she was pregnant? Two reasons come to mind: one, denial is a darned strong force. Two, THIS IS A GROSS LACK OF EDUCATION. Would this be happening if we had comprehensive sex ed in schools? Even little things, like calling it "morning sickness" when really, it happens at any time of the day, or all day long. "Well, I didn't think I was pregnant, because I wasn't throwing up in the mornings."
I'm starting to rant, so I'm going to stop. But, in case you want to read them, here are some of the news stories that inspired the photo:
Jessica Mae Betts
Baby Ania Duncan (6 months old)
at 3:08 PM