Posted by Casey on December 21, 2009
As a former soldier I can personally attest to how much this irks soldiers. Pregnancy is the female soldier’s equivalent of shooting themselves in the foot to be rotated back home. Causing a self-inflicted wound however usually leads to some form of punishment. Women have been getting away with this for far too long.
FYI, the men who get them pregnant face the same jail time.
A top US commander is threatening soldiers who fall pregnant on active service with jail.
Under the new policy, troops expecting a baby face court martial and a possible prison term – and so do the men who made them pregnant.
And the rule applies to married couples at war together, who are expected to make sure their love lives do not interfere with duty.
Usual US Army policy is to send pregnant soldiers home from combat zones within 14 days.
But Major General Anthony Cucolo, who runs US operations in northern Iraq, issued the new orders because he said he was losing too many women with critical skills.
He needed the threat of court martial and jail time as an extra deterrent, he said.
All troops under his command are covered by the extension to the military’s legal code – the first time the US Army has made pregnancy a punishable offence.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1237333/Serving-U-S-troops-face-prison-fall-pregnant-active.html#ixzz0aJhnzdOG
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Posted by Casey on June 24, 2009
Can someone … anyone … explain how it is possible for a woman who is breast-feeding while intoxicated to be arrested while a pregnant woman who drinks goes free?
I am fed up with society’s hypocrisy when it comes to children, babies, or fetuses. There is no logical argument for there being a difference between a 7, 8, 9 month pregnant woman drinking, and a woman breast-feeding while drunk.
This constant struggle to simply try and figure out what is/is not a baby and what is/is not abuse and neglect will have to come to a head sooner or later.
Abortion is legal … unless you do it yourself. A pregnant woman can kill her 18 week old fetus, but someone else can’t? Have you ever even seen like during the time where a partial-birth abortion is performed?
|A Grand Forks mother who police say was “extremely intoxicated” while breast-feeding her 6-week-old pleaded guilty to child neglect Tuesday.
Officers responded to an unrelated call at a Grand Forks residence in the early morning of Feb. 13 and saw 26-year-old Stacey Anvarinia slurring her speech and breastfeeding, prosecutor Meredith Larson told the judge.
Citing a police report, Larson said officers were concerned about the infant’s welfare, so they called Altru Hospital and were told that breast-feeding while intoxicated was not good for the child.
Posted in Abortion, Human Rights, Hypocrisy, Idiots, Legal, Outrage, Police, Science, Truth, Uncategorized | Tagged: Babies, Breastfeeding, child abuse, Pregnancy | 2 Comments »