Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Top Ten Benefits of Delivering Your 18th Child in America

Photo by Welt Online

By immigrating to Canada, instead of here, Livia Ionce, the 44 yo Romanian woman who just gave birth to her 18th child, missed out on a whole lot o' reproductive health advantages.

According to the husband:

We never planned how many children to have. We just let God guide our lives, you know, because we strongly believe life comes from God and that's the reason we did not stop the life," said Alexandru Ionce.

So the Ionce's made a particular reproductive choice--not to plan the pregnancies- based on a particular personal belief. Which personal choice and belief, had they immigrated to the U.S., would've entitled Mrs. Ionce to the following top 10 benefits (in no particular order):

1. Hospitals and doctors who refuse to admit/deliver her because of the pregnancy decision she made.

2. State laws that force doctors to lie to her about her medical condition if she elects to have prenatal care and deliver.

3. Pharmacists who steal her prescription for prenatal vitamins.

4. Nurses who get CME credit for lectures on how their forced abortion beliefs trump her beliefs and medical needs.

5. Fake L&D facilities designed to trick her into aborting her pregnancy.

6. Noble First Amendment crusaders who expose her young children to graphic pictures of vaginal and rectal tears, C/Ss and hysterectomies.

7. Mandatory counseling and waiting period before being allowed to proceed with her reproductive choice, if, and only if, her choice is to carry the pregnancy to term and deliver it.

8. A forced vaginal U/S while reading a sign stating that it's "against the law for anyone, regardless of his or her relationship to you, to force you to carry the pregnancy to term" to insure her decision to do just that is fully informed.

9. HHS defining her medical condition based on polls and personal beliefs.

10. A SCOTUS decision banning vaginal deliveries and decreeing C/S the standard of care for deliveries of grand multips.

Oh.....wait a minute. The Ionce's did not make a different reproductive choice, one where you plan how many children, if any at all, to have. They also happen to believe in a God [a Western one, presumably] sanctioned as The Correct God(TM) by the current U.S. government.

Never mind then; ignore the list.

Only those who make the, you know, wrong reproductive choice are entitled to benefit from government supervision and intrusion in their lives and medical decisions. Them people and those whose personal beliefs are deemed wrong by the State, of course.

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