Sunday, August 13, 2006

Somebody's Lying!

Recently, a news story surfaced that claims "Smoking marijuana can cause early pregnancy failure by affect­ing an internal signaling system that helps embryos pass safely from the ovary to the uterus, ac­cording to a recent study of mice that could have important impli­cations for infertility in women."

However, the ONDCP released THIS AD about two years ago which claims that smoking pot makes it more likely that your teen daughter will get pregnant.
A statement on the ONDCP website reads

"Teens who are high on marijuana are less able to make safe, smart decisions about sex - including saying no," said Sarah Brown, Director of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. "Teens who have used marijuana are four times more likely to get pregnant or get someone pregnant than teens who haven't."

This is a real scary 'scientific study'.

Embryo's DO NOT come out of the ovary. Unfertilized eggs come out of the ovaries, travel down the fallopian tubes into the uterus and wait to see if it/they will be fertilized. It is not an embryo until it is fertilized and if it gets fertilized in the fallopian tube that is called an eptopic preganacy which can be deadly.

I recently heard Bush say that all women should consider themselves pre-pregnant, and I am more than familiar with anit-choice argument that life begins at conception....but I've never heard the argument that unfertilized eggs should be considered pre-embryo. That's going a little far.

So, which is it? I can bear witness that neither are true, I have tons of personal experience after all. If it were true that marijuana made it easier to get pregnant I'd have 30 kids by now. If, on the other hand, it were true that marijuana made it hard to get pregnant I wouldn't be the proud mother of two brilliant children. So, somebody's lying.

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