pregnant in a war zone

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pregnant in a war zone

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:00 pm

What are the opinions about someone getting pregnant & also the impregnator being court marshalled?
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Re: pregnant in a war zone

PostBy: ErikLaurence On: Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:07 pm

samhill wrote:What are the opinions about someone getting pregnant & also the impregnator being court marshalled?



Is the order not to get pregnant or is the order not to have sex?

Seems like if they give you an order not to have sex and you disobey well then they are within their rights to court martial you.
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Re: pregnant in a war zone

PostBy: Sting On: Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:28 pm

This type of indiscretion --- is very disruptive to the unit -- puts men at risk due to unplanned changes that need to happen -- burdens hard working troops that would not normally have to be.

Whats your point?
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Re: pregnant in a war zone

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:47 pm

The point is by getting pregnant they are in effect rendering a member useless. When I was in we were told that from the day we took the oath we were then considered gov. property, of coarse we didn`t have this perticular problem way back then because there were no females in combat. But what they did was to put their fellow service members in a position of being short handed. The service will provide birth control ( from what I am told) so theres no reason for it unless they are trying to use it as a way out of the service. We were subject to a article 15 which is point of military law which led to a fine & a loss of rank for defaceing military property by getting a tatoo. I don`t know how things are in the service now, just wondered what opinions would be.
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Re: pregnant in a war zone

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:29 am

When I was in, I remember one time we lost a boiler that fired one of the desalinization units,limiting our fresh water.Since it was a combat situation [right off the coast of Vietnam] all available fresh water was needed for the making of propulsion steam and launching of the catapults. The Captain got on and declared there would only be drinking water turned on for 3 hours each day and all showers would be salt water showers,using that wonderful invention"salt water soap".He ended the briefing with the words "no sailor,living or dead is more important to me than my boilers on this ship". That was a perspective changing moment for me. As far as the fraternizing with the ladies,we all saw the flicks,all were provided protection if wanted and knew the rules.The rules were #1 Bring back a souvenior from the ladies ,go to sick bay,declare it and get treated. ##2 Bring back a souvenior,try to hide it,seek no treatment,get caught .......mister that was guaranteed time in the brig.The reason for the brig time was the captain held that you were endangering his crew by your negligence.I know things were different in those days but there was absolutely no questions as to where you stood.Regarding this current situation my belief is that pregnancy should not be tolerated and dealt with accordingly.There is no room for playing pitty-pat when lives are on the line.Thats how I see it.
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