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Is the policy of prohibiting pregnancy among servicemembers in combat theaters a good one?



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Allowing women in the service was one of the MAIN factors of me retiring with 22 years service in 1980. It was hard to explain to the wife why I was getting calls at 0300hrs from a crying female that her boy friend was seeing another girl, and she was going to kill her self. The wife just could not understand!

Submitted by santaearl : Dec 31, 2009 2:42pm

It is difficult for a soldier/sailor in a combat zone to effectively do their job when they are focus on their girlfriend versus the job they are suppose to do. Have seen many men do strange things for their women while serving.

Submitted by rprotz : Dec 31, 2009 7:41pm

I am a female veteran who was married to my first husband while I was serving in the Army. I am appalled at the notion of females getting pregnant while they are on the war front! Sure we miss our spouses, but we have a job to do and that is fighting for our very freedoms. The punishments should be fair for both parties involved and I am afraid that this pregnancy problem is going to send the wrong message to future female servicemembers. It'll be as bad as getting pregnant in teen years!

Submitted by hoosiervet79 : Jan 3, 2010 10:58pm

I am a deployed currently in U.S. Division North, whose Commanding General was the center of the controversial ruling to punish both females who become pregnant while in combat and their sexual partners. I agree with the CG's policy and think it is fair. In the months leading up to our deployment in OCT 2009, we had about two dozen females get pregnant, coinciding with our deployment and stopping them from coming with us. What the hell is wrong with people these days?

Submitted by Corey J. Murray : Feb 2, 2010 9:58pm