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Re: “Big Momma takes the floor on transvaginal probes, abortion

"Perhaps it is difficult for men to understand this because they cannot carry life, and understand what agony it must be for a woman to be forced to carry a pregnancy in which the tiny baby inside her kicks not because they have a working brain, but because they have a functional spinal column, and no brain to support life outside the womb."

The above is the only thing I did not agree with from Big Momma. Because it maybe difficult for her to understand how this actually effects a man. It is the same amount of agony, just because you carry the fetus does not mean if something bad happens the man isn't as affected as you are. That's bullshit, I am sorry but it is. The man plays a big part in a pregnancy (or they are at least supposed to.) We don't just drop the sperm and don't think about it after that. We are there to take care of you, make sure you are healthy and well fed. We are there to make sure you are happy and help make it easier to carry the fetus that will eventually become a child after it is born. If something happens and that fetus cannot be born viable the devastation is just as bad on us as it is on the woman. We know the pain of miscarriages and we know the pain of a fetus being born without it being viable. Just because we don't know the physical pain, does not mean we are immune or do not feel the mental pain just as badly. It takes two to bring life into this world, that fetus is just as much apart of us as it is apart of you. So the kind of event like a miscarriage or malformation that cannot allow the fetus to be viable is just as hard on us at least as far as the mental pain this causes. I am sorry, but it is the truth. My wife has had a few miscarriages in the past five years. Every time it happens I am just as depressed about it as she is. I watch the physical pain and mental anguish it puts her through, and while I do not feel the physical pain. I certainly feel the mental pain that goes with this kind of thing.

I know what she was saying was about the requirement of a probe by law. I disagree with it, and do not think any state law should require such things. Not because I think it is dangerous. Because unless the tech has no freaking clue on what to do the chances of the probe going through the birth canal to the cervix and then pushing the cervix to the point of causing a problem in the womb. That's pretty slim, I've never seen it cause a problem. But then again none of the women I have knocked up has been skinny enough for the external ultrasound machine to work with the same accuracy as the internal probe does. That and I know that probe is never cold, but that is because my wife's OB does her job like a boss.

Posted by Earl C. Bedford Jr. on 02/09/2013 at 1:00 AM


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