28 June 2007

america LOVES women and children (or) no child left behind....except these.

i started thinking about something that i read while i was pregnant the other day (that simply because i was pregnant, the statistics of me being murdered skyrocketed) after that dude allegedly confessed to killing his pregnant ex. meanwhile another pregnant woman is missing.

one of the largest risk factors facing women while pregnant is being killed by a partner, spouse, boyfriend, ex, etc. HOMICIDE IS THE SECOND LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN in the u.s.

wtf is wrong with this picture?

and if that wasn't bad enough, "It must be noted here that the actual number could be much higher because many states do not have reliable methods for keeping track of such deaths."

of course they don't. why should they? just another silly woman...

kinda like how my city doesn't bother to keep track of the rapes reported in the area. i hear from reliable sources that they are often simply filed away into other categories, such as assault and battery!!!

clear as mud.

then i found this - the united states has the second worst record for infant mortality rates in the developed world.

"The United States has more neonatologists and neonatal intensive care beds per person than Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom, but its newborn (mortality) rate is higher than any of those countries," said the annual State of the World's Mothers report.
two for two:- second leading cause if death is femicide during pregnancy, second worst record in infant mortality...

wt double f?

for as much bragging about how well off everyone in this country is, this is simply unacceptable and horribly difficult for me to get my brain around.

just another day in the good 'ol u.s. of a...

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