Skip to comments.NHS removes word 'Dad' from pregnancy handbook in case it offends same sex couples
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: Its barmy that the NHS is wasting money reprinting guides because of a single complaint. Becoming a dad isnt 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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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.
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.
“the fact remains it takes a man and a woman to create a child.”
a very simple concept that fags cannot comprehend
Never mind what offends straight people.
Back to the STORK age?
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.
Both sickening and disgusting.
As with Obamacare, the ramifications of so-called homo marriage will reach beyond what most voters anticipated.
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.
This had better be satire or we are screwed.
“Back to the STORK age?”
The ramifications are far worse than mere PC. It can destroy societies.
Witness the fag balls at the military academies.
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.)
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..
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.”
How about “Dad and/or turkey baster holder”?
You're right and that's precisely the intent.