Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Special Mom Zing: Palin Pregnancy Edition

The New York Times did not print this letter from my mother, so as the second most trusted news source in the city, I shall:

To the Editor:

As a pregnant woman expecting your fifth child, boarding a plane at 36 weeks gestation knowing that your amniotic fluid is leaking means that you are willing to take the chance that you will give birth to a preterm baby - in this case one with special needs - either on the plane or in an airport. At best this is poor judgment, at worst reckless endangerment. I can't imagine any obstetrician or midwife signing off on this.

Ellen Chuse


Ellen Chuse is a Certified Childbirth Educator and serves on the Board of the Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York.
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  1. Along these same lines, the past several days I can't stop thinking about the following question: If you've just had a baby that you knew for absolute sure was going to have special needs, why the fucking hell would you then agree to be vice president?

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