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Teen Moms in Poverty

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Maternity Costs

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Lawmaker Pushing Anti-Abortion Bill Claims Babies Are Organs

The GOP isn’t known for being the party of science—far from it, in fact—so when one of its own reaches a new low in scientific stupidity, it’s worth noting.

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Teen Birthrate Plummets in 2009

For the second year in a row, the birthrate among American teenagers has dropped, hitting a record low point in 2009, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. So what’s the reason for the good news?

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Baptist Do-Gooders in Trouble in Haiti

Call it vigilante relief work or kidnapping, 10 American Baptists are in jail in Port-au-Prince after attempting to take 33 children out of Haiti in what they claim was an effort to “do the right thing.”

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Get Pregnant, Get Court-Martialed

Remember when protecting women’s rights was given as a justification for invading countries? Well, the U.S. general in northern Iraq has added pregnancy to the reasons why a soldier could be court-martialed—a list that includes selling weapons and taking drugs.

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FDA Plastic Decision ‘Creates a False Sense of Security’

The chemical BPA is common in plastic products such as baby bottles and food containers, despite concerns among scientists and environmentalists about its safety. The FDA has defended BPA use and recently turned to an outside panel for backup. That group of scientists, however, ended up criticizing the agency’s guidelines.

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Edwards Admits Affair, Denies Having Love Child

If John Edwards hoped to keep the lid on his extramarital affair with fledgling filmmaker Rielle Hunter, his alleged recent chase scene at a Beverly Hills hotel, co-starring spies from the National Enquirer, probably didn’t help matters much. The former presidential candidate has finally owned up to the affair, although he still denies that he fathered Hunter’s newborn. Updated

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Questioning Adoption-Abortion Link

One of the right wing’s most frequently invoked alternatives to abortion is adoption—but, as an Op-Ed piece in the Los Angeles Times points out, the relationship between the two choices is not at all as direct or demonstrable as some politicians, such as Rudy Giuliani, have made it seem.

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Our Little Monster

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Mr. Fish - 300 Millionth Baby

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Just say What?
From Time

Stoner Boom

Drug use among baby boomers is up, while use among teens is down, according to new government figures.

  • That actually makes sense. If teens started paying as much attention to the doings of Bush & Co. as their forebears, we’d see those numbers rising in unison.

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    The Fertility Gap

    Liberals will continue to lose ground in American politics as long as conservatives continue to outbreed them, argues a Syracus University professor in the Wall Street Journal. (The blue/red baby gap is much bigger than you’d imagine.)

    Posted on Aug 22, 2006 READ MORE


    baby crazy
    From Glamour

    Infertile in a Baby-Crazed World

    Glamour magazine runs a thoughtful piece about how we’re witnessing “a rampaging, almost hysterical fixation on pregnancy and babies and how having them will transform your life and allow you to reach nirvana”—and about the effect that’s having on the infertile among us.

    Posted on Aug 13, 2006 READ MORE


    Breast image
    From Baby Talk

    Readers Shocked, SHOCKED at Magazine’s Breast Cover

    Puritanism is reigning supreme once again as many readers of BabyTalk magazine were offended en masse by the sight of—horror of horrors—a breast offering sustenance to an infant on the magazine’s cover.

     

    Posted on Jul 28, 2006 READ MORE


    Britney Spears pregnant
    From Harper's Bazaar

    Ellen Goodman: The Baby Bump Fixation

    “How did this fixation on celebrity babies, this upbeat bump beat, happen just as we are being told that parenthood is onerous and grueling and that parents are overworked and overwhelmed?”

    Posted on Jul 26, 2006 READ MORE


    Chinese employees
    From The Onion

    A Satirical Broadside at China’s Employers

    The Onion reports on an “unpaid 15-minute break during the regular 18-hour workday, to allow pregnant women to ‘expel the child from their body, adjust to being a new parent, wash their hands, and return to work.’ ”

    Posted on May 29, 2006 READ MORE


    Brangelina
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    Brangelia Baby: Slate Helps You and Your Kids Cope

    OK, we give up: With news of The Birth pushing all other news off the international agenda, here’s a satirical guide from Slate that helps parents express why they love the Brangelina baby more than their own children.

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    America Becoming Haven for Designer Babies

    Foreign couples are flocking to the U.S. to take advantage of medical techniques—banned in most countries—that allow the dictation of a baby’s sex.

     

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    Census: Hispanic Baby Boom Driving Population

    Hispanics account for 49 percent of the country’s growth from 2004 to 2005, and 70 percent of the growth in children younger than 5, according to a new census report.

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    Working Moms-to-Be: It’s Even Worse Than You Thought

    You’ve heard that having a child sets you back seven years in the workplace? Well, according to a new study, a woman’s wages never fully recover—even after the child leaves home. | story

    Posted on Jan 20, 2006 READ MORE


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