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NHS removes word 'Dad' from pregnancy handbook in case it offends same sex couples
Daily Mail ^ | May 27, 2012 | Sophie Borland

Posted on 05/28/2012 9:51:16 AM PDT by Pinkbell

The Health Service has removed the word ‘dad’ from a pregnancy handbook for fear of offending gay and lesbian parents.

Officials decided to use the term ‘partner’ throughout the 200-page guide, titled Ready Steady Baby, after receiving a complaint that ‘dad’ was discriminating against same-sex couples.

But the omission of the word has angered some campaigners who claim that traditional family values are being undermined.

Norman Wells, of the Family Education Trust, said: ‘This is all part of an agenda to present as natural a type of family that cannot be created by natural means.

‘The NHS should not be squandering taxpayers’ money to advance the cause of a minority interest group.

‘No matter how much effort is made to present positive images of families headed by same-sex couples, the fact remains it takes a man and a woman to create a child.’

Robert Oxley, from the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: ‘It’s barmy that the NHS is wasting money reprinting guides because of a single complaint. Becoming a dad isn’t synonymous with one type of couple so it seems ridiculous to worry about changing it.

'The NHS has bigger priorities than prescribing how to define who wants to be called dad.’

Although the guide is published by the NHS, it is given only to pregnant women in Scotland when they go to ante-natal classes. Expectant mothers in England are given a similar pamphlet, The Pregnancy Book.

A spokesman for the Department of Health, which produces it, said there were no plans to remove the word ‘dad’ from this guide.

A spokesman for NHS Health Scotland said it had been reviewing the wording anyway and had made several other changes. They confirmed it cost £100,000 to print 90,000 copies of the new version.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; kenyanbornmuzzie; moralabsolutes; scotland; scotlandyet; swrdswllwngsdshw; ungland; unitedkingdom; wales Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: wagglebee; little jeremiah

Ping!


2 posted on 05/28/2012 9:52:33 AM PDT by Pinkbell (Woo hoo! Another moderate candidate! Thanks GOP and voters!)
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To: Pinkbell

I would think dads would be offended.

The more they are shoved from the forefront, the more we see how crucial their leadership is in a functional society.

And this is written by an appreciative mom.


3 posted on 05/28/2012 9:54:18 AM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Pinkbell

And this is the same nation where an offer to provide free King James Bibles to schools is controversial. The establishment in Great Britain has lost their minds, common sense and instinct for national cultural survival.


4 posted on 05/28/2012 9:55:52 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Pinkbell

“the fact remains it takes a man and a woman to create a child.’”

a very simple concept that fags cannot comprehend


5 posted on 05/28/2012 9:56:16 AM PDT by max americana
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To: Pinkbell
...removed the word ‘dad’ from a pregnancy handbook for fear of offending gay and lesbian parents.

Never mind what offends straight people.

6 posted on 05/28/2012 9:57:17 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Pinkbell

Back to the STORK age?


7 posted on 05/28/2012 10:06:42 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY!!)
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To: Pinkbell

To think- just a little more than a half century ago these people were part of the most powerful nation that ever existed up til then.
They ruled the seas and a great part of the world.

Now they spend their time worrying about not offending queers and muslim crazies.


8 posted on 05/28/2012 10:10:17 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If you want total security go to prison. The only thing lacking is freedom. D. D. Eisenhower)
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To: Pinkbell

Both sickening and disgusting.


9 posted on 05/28/2012 10:19:13 AM PDT by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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To: Pinkbell

As with Obamacare, the ramifications of so-called homo marriage will reach beyond what most voters anticipated.


10 posted on 05/28/2012 10:21:50 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Pinkbell

so it wouldn’t be for 2 Dads....

.... when the bone smugglers make their butt babies....

so Lesbos are OK

but turd burglars are banned.

PREJUDICE!!

Now PUSH!


11 posted on 05/28/2012 10:24:29 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Pinkbell

This had better be satire or we are screwed.


12 posted on 05/28/2012 10:24:43 AM PDT by Joshua Marcus
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To: onyx

“Back to the STORK age?”

The ramifications are far worse than mere PC. It can destroy societies.


13 posted on 05/28/2012 10:25:39 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Witness the fag balls at the military academies.


14 posted on 05/28/2012 10:27:20 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Pinkbell

I was in Winnipeg in 2008, and staying with conservative relatives who oppose the govt healthcare. Anyway, as I walked around the tourist spots, there seemed to be a “free” clinic on every block, and stands set up near vendors, hawking free fertility treatments for the low income. I’m sorry, but if you are low income, the last thing you need is a baby. (Well, in another, non-upside-down world, I guess.)


15 posted on 05/28/2012 10:27:59 AM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Pinkbell
Just another slap in the face for normal people..Women that have babies and turn them over to these freaks are no better than the one that abort the them..What a life these children will lead have with weirdos like these..

Not to much longer for us to worry about it one day soon we will all be gone and the immoral ones will be left to burn in hell..

16 posted on 05/28/2012 10:28:46 AM PDT by PLD (It is time the freeloaders leave the white house and go back to the hell hole where they came from..)
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To: Pinkbell

What interest would two men have in a handbook about prenatal care and childbirth? While they may be able to adopt a child, or have a baby manufactured using the sperm of one of the men, someone’s egg, and a rented uterus, neither of the men is ever going to be pregnant or give birth.

And surely lesbians, who can experience pregnancy and childbirth, recognize that the child has a biological father, if not a functioning “dad.”


17 posted on 05/28/2012 10:30:20 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I love you for your perspicacity.)
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To: Pinkbell
To all of the offended PC and potentially offended PC...boo-hoo. More PC people need to be offended. Turn the offend spigot on full blast. Offend them all 24/7; offend until the PC offended grow some thicker skin and get a real life.
18 posted on 05/28/2012 10:32:49 AM PDT by JPG (Don't just talk about it, make it happen.)
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To: Pinkbell

How about “Dad and/or turkey baster holder”?


19 posted on 05/28/2012 10:32:58 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
The ramifications are far worse than mere PC. It can destroy societies.

You're right and that's precisely the intent.

20 posted on 05/28/2012 10:36:37 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY!!)
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To: Tax-chick

” What interest would two men have in a handbook about prenatal care and childbirth? “

PC trumps logic these days.


21 posted on 05/28/2012 10:38:55 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Pinkbell

This just about makes me sick to death.


22 posted on 05/28/2012 10:39:44 AM PDT by Dudoight
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23 posted on 05/28/2012 10:49:38 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Pinkbell

Indeed. I figure it’s only a matter of time before Father’s Day and Mother’s Day are criminalized.


24 posted on 05/28/2012 11:51:24 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Pinkbell
UNgland...
25 posted on 05/28/2012 11:56:30 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Pinkbell

“A spokesman for NHS..”

Always anonymous.

Always.

NHS horror stories might as well be from Mars, they simply don’t exist in the US MSM.


26 posted on 05/28/2012 12:01:22 PM PDT by wolficatZ ("We are no longer accepting comments on this article")
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To: Pinkbell
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27 posted on 05/28/2012 12:30:44 PM PDT by CodeToad (Homosexuals are homophobes. They insist on being called 'gay' instead.)
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28 posted on 05/28/2012 12:47:47 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Pinkbell

Why would anyone rely on the bilge purveyed by a government agency for advice on parenting?


29 posted on 05/28/2012 5:27:20 PM PDT by fwdude
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