Forever Pregnant. Guidelines: Treat Nearly All Women as Pre-Pregnant (thanks to Annalemma for this one)
New federal guidelines ask all females capable of conceiving a baby to treat themselves — and to be treated by the health care system — as pre-pregnant, regardless of whether they plan to get pregnant anytime soon.
OK, so I understand that this is an attempt by the Centers for Disease Control to improve the health of women and the children they may eventually have. Nonetheless, a more cynical person might look at this initiative and see the creeping influence of a Big Brother mentality. If we begin viewing women as “pre-pregnant”, how long before the state becomes the final arbiter and owner of a woman’s womb?
A few years ago, former tennis star Bjorn Borg became alarmed enough with Sweden’s declining birth rate that he started his own “F—k For The Future” campaign, in which he asked Swedes to have more sex and produce more children. Along these line, we were also treated to the spectacle of Swedish politicians campaigning for more porn on television (thus giving a whole new meaning to “family hour”)…which, depending on your point ov view, may not be such a bad thing.
In the case of our own country, it’s going to be tough for the military to meet recruiting quotas if our
baby factories women don’t do their part by laying back, closing their eyes, and thinking of the Fatherland Homeland. Hey, we all have to do our part, eh? We men have to do the fighting and dying, and women must accept their responsibility for breeding the next generation of soldiers to protect us from the threat of Brown People terrorism.
Of course, I’m not so cynical that I would see this effort to convince women to think of themselves as “pre-pregnant” is some sort of Big Brother initiative to increase the military’s pool of potential recruits. Then again, given the current state of political discourse in this country, this sort of thing would hardly surprise me.