A View From The Handbasket

Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Baby factories
Posted by neros_fiddle at 2:33 PM
This new bit of insanity must be part of the "culture of life" that the Republicans keep babbling about:

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.

Among other things, this means all women between first menstrual period and menopause should take folic acid supplements, refrain from smoking, maintain a healthy weight and keep chronic conditions such as asthma and diabetes under control.


Women should also make sure all vaccinations are up-to-date and avoid contact with lead-based paints and cat feces, Biermann said.

The report recommends that women stop smoking and discuss with their doctor the danger alcohol poses to a developing fetus.

Fortunately, I'm already responsible for cleaning the cat boxes, so the womb-with-legs is safe from cat poop.

I'm eagerly awaiting the federal guidelines on shoe-wearing by fertile females.

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