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But isn't this a violation of a woman's right to control her own body?

Not to mention a man's?

U.S. soldiers in Iraq could face courts-martial for getting pregnant

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/12/21/iraq.us.soldiers.pregnancy/index.html?eref=igoogle_cnn

Washington (CNN) -- A new order from the general in charge of northern Iraq makes getting pregnant or impregnating a fellow soldier an offense punishable by court-martial.

The directive, part of a larger order restricting the behavior of the 22,000 soldiers under Gen. Anthony Cucolo's command, is meant to prevent losing soldiers at a time when troop strength is stretched thin, Cucolo explained in a statement sent to the troops under his command and provided to CNN.

We have all these laws so a woman can have full say over what happens inside her uterus, even if it means burning a baby alive with salt water, but this is ok?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:39 PM on Dec. 21, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Well then maybe they should be smart and not be screwing around while deployed.
    Mrs.Owen86

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 5:49 PM on Dec. 21, 2009

  • You have obviously never been in the military. When you are military, you are government property. You can get court marshaled for getting a tattoo; for damaging government property. I see no difference here. You are not fighting over there to get pregnant, but to fight. You don't have regular rights when you are in the military.

    coutterhill

    Answer by coutterhill at 5:55 PM on Dec. 21, 2009

  • Well then maybe they should be smart and not be screwing around while deployed.
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    You do know there are married couples deployed together in the same place! I would love to hear you bitch, if someone told you not to have sex with your own husband. Yeah it is a waste though. I see your point Anon, but when you sign with the military they own you. You become property not a person. Its is completely voluntary and you have to abide by their rules it is just how it works.
    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 5:58 PM on Dec. 21, 2009

  • Agree with mrs owen if they are pregnant obviously they cannot be expected to do all they normally could not pregnant..and they are depended on greatly to be able..This is something all women who are thinking of a military career should contemplate before deciding ..I get the feeling most do and dont get pregnant while deployed..
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 6:01 PM on Dec. 21, 2009

  • coutterhill is entirely correct that the military personnel sign away many of their rights when they join up. As long as they are in the military, the chain of command has the complete right to insist on any number of rules.

    That's why we hold those in the military in such high regard and humble respect - they sacrifice many rights which we civilians take for granted ... in order to protect US and protect our exercising those very rights which they have given up !

    You can't get more altruistic than that !
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 6:05 PM on Dec. 21, 2009

  • absolutely waldorf...God bless them
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 6:07 PM on Dec. 21, 2009

  • I am normally all for what a woman wants to do with her own body, but I agree that this would be a tough call, and I'm glad I don't have to make it.


    We have all these laws so a woman can have full say over what happens inside her uterus, even if it means burning a baby alive with salt water


    How in the world would someone burn a baby alive with salt water while it's in the uterus? 

    LadyAronna

    Answer by LadyAronna at 6:10 PM on Dec. 21, 2009

  • How in the world would someone burn a baby alive with salt water while it's in the uterus?
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    Most often used after the first trimester (first three months). The abortionist injects a strong salt solution directly into the amniotic sac (fluid surrounding the baby). The baby breathes and swallows it, is poisoned, struggles, and sometimes convulses. It takes over an hour to kill the baby. The mother delivers the dead baby in a day or two (sometimes alive!). Why "candy apple" babies? The corrosive effect of the salt solution often burns and strips away the outer layer of the baby's skin. This exposes the raw, red, glazed-looking subcutaneous layer of tissue. The baby's head sometimes looks like a candy apple. This technique was originally developed in the concentration camps in Nazi Germany. (source: Abortion and Social Justice, NY
    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 6:14 PM on Dec. 21, 2009

  • FYI- The U.S does NOT use salt poison abortions. There are only 3 different types of abortion that are available in the U.S. 1) Medical abortion which is a medication used to stop the pregnancy hormone. 2) (Surgical) vacuum aspiration and D& E. The procedure you just described does not happen in the U.S.

    legalmommy101

    Answer by legalmommy101 at 6:35 PM on Dec. 21, 2009

  • unfortunately, after having had a friend who was sent home from her first deployment pregnant, i would have to AGREE.

    she had female soldiers willing to pay $$$$$ for a small amount of her urine, in hopes to be sent home too.
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 6:50 PM on Dec. 21, 2009

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