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(CNN)   Air Force discharges single mother for getting pregnant. Well, to be fair, fighter aircraft don't have baby seats   (cnn.com) divider line 14
    More: Obvious, USAF, single-parent, Catholic University, Catholic Faith, Marquette  
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10629 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Oct 2012 at 7:05 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-10-25 06:44:20 AM  
8 votes:

Fark It: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Fark It: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: It's not like the Air Force tells people these things, or she could've ever done anything to prevent pregnancy.

Or just married the baby-daddy prior to enlisting....

Does it even have to be the biological dad? I doubt the USAF is gonna go all Maury Povich on the matter.

I don't think it does, they just want somebody to hand the kid(s) off to when they send you off to do something dangerous, like deploy or pilot an F-22.


Plus, an Air Force officer should really have the judgement skills to know when to pull out of tight spots or eject, flying or not.
2012-10-25 07:21:51 AM  
7 votes:
"If Ms. Edmonds had reported her pregnancy she would have been placed on medical recheck status until she gave birth. At that time she would have been been able to commission if she were not a single parent, for example, if she were married, or had given the child up for adoption."


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It's all there, black and white, clear as crystal! You got pregnant! You have a kid that the Air Force now has to worry about, so you get nothing! You lose! Good day, ma'am!
2012-10-25 07:17:39 AM  
4 votes:
The Air Force accused Edmonds of committing fraud, ejected her from its ranks

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2012-10-25 07:24:05 AM  
3 votes:
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"You should have read the contract, dearie!"
2012-10-25 09:10:42 AM  
2 votes:
Well, to be fair, fighter aircraft don't have baby seats

Then where did Bush sit?
2012-10-25 07:57:35 AM  
2 votes:
Where are her pictures? How can we form an opinion if we can't see how hot she is?
2012-10-25 07:52:34 AM  
2 votes:

Kredal: No Such Agency: Kredal:
So, having an abortion is against her religious beliefs?

From what I understand, it's against much of the Air Force's too. Unless it's post-natally aborting whole families of brown children, of course. Praise Jesus!

I think the base hospital would give an abortion if you asked for one... I'm just not sure I would trust a military doc to do it right.


Why not? They're trained to kill.
/rimshot
//try the veal
2012-10-25 07:37:16 AM  
2 votes:

liam76: fark her.


Sorry, sounds like someone beat you to it.
2012-10-25 07:28:07 AM  
2 votes:
bringing life into the world gets in the way of killing people, sister.
2012-10-25 07:27:43 AM  
2 votes:

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Pretty patheitic tone,huh? She's a total victim and the Air Force practically tryed to force her to get an abortion.


I hate when people force their will on me with legally binding documents. Damn you signature block and your evil ways!
2012-10-25 09:25:15 AM  
1 votes:

HotIgneous Intruder: Englebert Slaptyback: HotIgneous Intruder

Why the fark would she want to be on the hook for more than $93K (plus interest, without a doubt)?


The point (subtle, I know) was that it looks like she planned to get the education but not to be on the hook for the money.

Things are seldom as they appear.
Because she wasn't told that she'd be on the hook multiple times before she signed the contract, didn't understand that while she read the contract, and during her entire tenure as a cadet, right? She knew she would be on the hook if she screwed up, but she didn't expect that the Air Force would do something so idiotic as toss her for fulfilling her biological purpose.

/Authoritarian girl-haters are cretins. Get off my planet.


Oh, that's bullshiat. I was an Air Force ROTC cadet in college and they made sure to reiterate many, many times that if you fark up or have something serious happen, you better let your instructors or the NCOs at the detachment know ASAP. That includes pregnancy. You'd also have semester counselings with your instructor to ensure that you understood your obligation and what was expected of you.

If you can't live up to the very basic core values that the Air Force has established, you don't deserve to be an officer. "Integrity First" is not a farking suggestion.
2012-10-25 09:23:50 AM  
1 votes:

Oblio13: very, very few women pull their weight


In the western world the percentage that pull their weight and aren't bull lesbians is close to 0.

Never hire a woman of childbearing age, they will ALWAYS get pregnant and expect you to pay for it. If you have to hire a woman find one over 45 and for bonus points is divorced or a widow and has no dependent children. Why a woman without a husband? Because then you know she needs the money and won't complain as much.
2012-10-25 07:42:34 AM  
1 votes:

hasty ambush: also against military personnel below the pay grad eof E-4 with less than four years service being allowed to marry


They get the immediate perk of getting to move out of the dorms/barracks, however they lose half of their stuff in the divorce a year or two later, kind of balances out.
2012-10-25 07:33:33 AM  
1 votes:
When the Air Force offered her a full scholarship to Marquette University, Edmonds jumped at the chance to become a nurse and serve her country. Marquette is a Catholic university, a perfect fit for the practicing Catholic.
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Abortion was never an option, she said, because of her Catholic faith and her personal beliefs.

What does her Catholic faith have to say about all that premarital sex she's been having?
 
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