snooki pregnant 2012
Snooki is pregnant? It looks like the Mayans may have been on to something about the world ending in 2012!
The pint-sized Jersey Shore starlet is expected to make an official announcement any minute. Rumor has it that Snooki denied her pregnancy early on in hopes of a big magazine payday, but it’s possible that just this once, girlfriend wanted some privacy–who knows, right?!
On a network that showcase not only her own antics, but those of the Sixteen and Pregnant variety, a pregnant Snooki has some strong implications for the rest of society–and becomes, at least to us thinking girls, a walking (er, stumbling) ad against the Blunt Amendment.
Scratching your head and saying, “What is the Blunt Amendment?” No worries, girl. I’ve got you covered. It’s a bill that conservative politicians are trying to push through that would give all bosses–including yours!–the right to refuse health coverage for things like birth control. That’s right. If your boss doesn’t believe in birth control for religious or “moral” reasons, they could keep it from being covered on your insurance if the Blunt Amendment passes.
Many people are already wishing Snooki had used birth control and not gotten pregnant (mini-bumpits for baby guidettes, anyone?)–but what if she hadn’t had access to birth control this whole time? What if her boss at that T-shirt stand or whatever said, “Oh, I don’t believe in birth control, so Snooki can’t have it, either!” I can’t even imagine the damage to the gene pool if Snooki couldn’t afford the pill. (Then again, imagine the Maury marathons trying to figure out which juicehead was the father!)
But to be serious, this is a serious issue. Many girls don’t use birth control because they can’t afford it. Ideally, if a girl wasn’t ready for a baby and couldn’t afford contraception, she wouldn’t have sex. But let’s be real: this isn’t an ideal world, and condoms can fail.
Why shouldn’t young women be able to make the best choices for themselves without someone else’s religion or “morals” standing in their way? Isn’t it worse to get pregnant and not want the kid? Doesn’t make a lot of sense to us.
The passing of the Blunt Amendment would severely limit women’s health–and lead to a lot more girls like Snooki getting pregnant. A pregnant Snooki worries us (what kind of mom will she be?! I mean, even she says she’s not a role model!) but here’s hoping she chose to get pregnant, as is her right, instead of getting knocked up accidentally–like so many women will if this stupid Blunt Amendment passes.
Do you agree with or oppose the Blunt Amendment? What do you think of Snooki being pregnant? Let us know in the comments!
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snooki pregnant 2012