A woman who spends her time worrying about pregnancy is a virtual cripple, she'll never go very far.
Pregnancy humbles husbands. After an initial rush of male pride they quickly recognise the minor role that nature had assigned them in the drama of reproduction.
The choice not to have sex, not to be hurt. The choice not to risk pregnancy. And then... what if she had become pregnant? The choice not to abort? The choice not to have a child?
The actions of the South Dakota legislature are a chilling reminder of the lengths to which anti-choice lawmakers will go to interfere in our most difficult and personal decisions. This bill contains an inadequate exception to protect a woman's life and no other exceptions -- not for rape, not for incest, not even to protect the woman's health. Clearly emboldened by President Bush's judicial appointments, South Dakota has passed dangerous and unconstitutional legislation that its supporters admit is a direct attack on Roe v. Wade. Rather than continuing these unconstitutional assaults that threaten to endanger women's lives and imprison doctors, these legislators should commit to enacting commonsense legislation to prevent unintended pregnancy.
It is time for the Department of Justice to be accountable for refusing to do everything it can to protect sexual assault survivors from unintended pregnancy.
The dichotomy in the courts' treatment of abortion and embryos could change the approach of fathers' rights advocates. For years, they have argued that there is a basic unfairness in the lack of a father's input in an abortion decision. A mother can terminate a pregnancy and the father has no say, ... On the other hand, a mother's able to make a unilateral decision to keep the child and saddle the father with 18 years of child support.
Pregnancy is a kind of miracle. Especially so in that it proves that a man and woman can conspire to force God to create a new soul.
We are excited about the Tiny Toes Maternity Program. This service allows us to better serve our community and help parents through the often overwhelming experience of pregnancy.
Over the last decade or so 'wars' have been proclaimed, in turn, on teen pregnancy, dropping out, drugs, and most recently violence. The trouble with such campaigns, though, is that they come too late, after the targeted problem has reached epidemic proportions and taken firm root in the lives of the young. They are crisis intervention, the equivalent of solving a problem by sending an ambulance to the rescue rather than giving an inoculation that would ward off the disease in the first place. Instead of more such 'wars,' what we need is to follow the logic of prevention, offering our children the skills for facing life that will increase their chances of avoiding any and all of these fates.
The scientific and medical definition of abortion is after implantation, ... These birth control pills are used to prevent pregnancy, not to stop it. This is not abortion.
What strikes me as the most burdensome of this requirement of mandatory pregnancy is that it imposes on a woman that she use her body in a certain way. We're all required to pay taxes, etc., but we're not required to do with our body things we don't want to do. ... It is a striking anomaly in the law.
The FDA really ignored the scientific evidence. This is absolutely the best way of assuring that when something does go wrong, that people have that second opportunity to prevent the unintended pregnancy.
If you find out what their intentions are, you may be able to prevent them from causing a pregnancy.
It is not possible to think of a way of screening out effectively the most appropriate embryos, and hence, what we should expect would be late abortions -- either occurring spontaneously or being induced deliberately in the second or third trimester of pregnancy -- in order to prevent the birth of abnormal children,
Investigation may be likened to the long months of pregnancy, and solving a problem to the day of birth. To investigate a problem is, indeed, to solve it.
We are like a woman with a difficult pregnancy. We have to rebuild the social classes in Egypt, and we must change the way things were.
The most powerful and least divisive way to decrease abortion is to reduce unintended pregnancy. If we can make progress reducing unintended pregnancy, we can make enormous progress reducing abortion.
It's meant to have a mild effect. It is not meant to prohibit women from access to abortion. It simply tells them, 'If you're going to have an abortion, do it in the first five months or so of pregnancy.
I looked at a fetal development chart at the Operation Rescue Office in Dallas. I had a lot of emotions stirring up inside of me. That's when I decided that it was wrong in any stage of pregnancy.
His House colleagues still call him Jackie One Note joking that if you ask him how to solve the problem of teenage pregnancy, he'll tell you to cut taxes.
Clinical lore has held for decades that pregnancy protected women from mood disorders. What drove this study was a divergence between that belief and what many of us were seeing clinically, that many women who stopped using antidepressants during pregnancy appeared to be relapsing.
Clearly, if you ask a teenage boy if he plans on pregnancy, he will probably say no. But just because he doesn't plan to get someone pregnant, that doesn't mean he won't. In order to address teenage pregnancy, we need to ask the questions in different way
Clearly, the Justice Department reviewed documents highlighting the importance of helping sexual assault victims prevent pregnancy. In light of this evidence, it is troubling that the protocols remain silent on the issue and fail to protect women.
I believe that we must work to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies through education and family planning. But I also believe that our Constitution protects a woman's right to privacy, and that this constitutional right encompasses the decision of whether to terminate a pregnancy.
If the patch is delivering too much estrogen, then it may need to be redesigned, ... Women should not just take off their patch they risk pregnancy. If they are worried and want to change off the patch, they can wait to get something else.
We found that patients who stopped their antidepressant during pregnancy were five times more likely to have a return of depressive symptoms than those patients who had decided to continue (them) during pregnancy.
It's a manipulative tool. I don't think it's fair to heap guilt on them because they feel they have to terminate a pregnancy. That's just the most cruel form of abuse that I can imagine.
Maybe I was just lucky, but I had the best pregnancy, and I loved giving birth. It was just the most amazing thing, so surreal but so real.
Hundreds of thousands of women would get unsafe exposures to mercury if they followed the FDA's advice and ate freely of all fish in the food supply except the four that they've prohibited during pregnancy,
When you gain 50 pounds during pregnancy like I did, you fear that you'll never get back in shape.