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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” What interest would two men have in a handbook about prenatal care and childbirth? “
PC trumps logic these days.
This just about makes me sick to death.
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Indeed. I figure it’s only a matter of time before Father’s Day and Mother’s Day are criminalized.
“A spokesman for NHS..”
NHS horror stories might as well be from Mars, they simply don’t exist in the US MSM.
Why would anyone rely on the bilge purveyed by a government agency for advice on parenting?