Sunday, September 10, 2006

"The pregnancy police are watching you"

I have suggested before that women on the methadone programme should also receive a contraception injection as a condition of participating. I even agree with the idea of paying "crack" mothers to voluntarily have their tubes tied, but the following moves into another realm entirely (it's an excerpt from a Guardian piece which appeared in today's SST);

In the US, women of child-bearing age are being advised to consider themselves 'pre-pregnant' at all times, by giving up smoking, drinking and drugs. What are the implications of treating people as glorified incubators, asks Diane Taylor

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