I have the utmost respect for our military and think them underpaid and undervalued in many ways but this sort of story really make you wonder about what goes on at times;
A British soldier has given birth to a baby boy while serving in Afghanistan, despite allegedly being unaware she was even pregnant. The woman, a gunner in the Royal Artillery, had complained of stomach pains before medics informed her she was in labour. She gave birth to a son five weeks premature in Camp Bastion on Tuesday. Mother and baby are both said to be in a stable condition, with a specialist paediatric team from the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, preparing to travel to Afghanistan to assist them on the flight home. The Ministry of Defence last night confirmed it was against military policy for servicewomen to be deployed on operations while pregnant and said they had been unaware the servicewoman was expecting. It is the first time a soldier from the UK has given birth while in Afghanistan.
Why are we sending pregnant woman to the frontline? Is this what feminism is all about? I don’t think so. I am sure the particularities of this case will be investigated including her alleged unawareness of being pregnant. But I wonder if you share my alarm at a pregnant woman being on active duty?