Many of us have seen the "Expectant mother's parking" spots. And many of us used them, especially since the final months.
NY is considering a law that would allow expectant mothers to receive a "parking pass" (similar to a handicapped placard) which would let them access special parking spaces - such as handicapped spaces - all through the city.
However, many oppose the new law stating that Pregnancy is a choice, so pregnant women shouldn't receive any extra perks.
Now, I understand that there are lots of options to prevent pregnancy, but some of us are simply more fertile than others. I have three children and have NEVER chosen to get pregnant. Granted, I made the choice not to abort, but does that really make pregnancy a choice? With my daughter we were using THREE types of birth-control, unfortunately because of health issues I can not use hormones (and I don't believe in them anyways) but even had I been there is still a chance of pregnancy. Is that a choice? Or is it simply nature?
And even if you say, well you have the right to choose abortion (I am pro-choice by the way) SHOULD WE really be using a Pro-Abortion idea to create laws?
Personally, I think it's a wonderful law. I have fibromyalgia and a hip problem which actually made walking long distances nearly impossible. SO I actually did qualify for a handicapped space while pregnant, but then, I qualify even when not pregnant - I just simply refuse to use them.
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