Mama grizzlies mate later than other bears. They have two cubs instead of four. They wait four years – about twice as long as other bears – between having cubs. And after they’re pregnant, if winter is hard or their health is not good or the food supply is uncertain, they re-absorb the embryo into their body.
When I have an idea, I’m like a pregnant woman. I just have to deliver.
Ordering a man to write a poem is like commanding a pregnant woman to give birth to a red-headed child.
There’s no such thing as second class citizenship. That’s like telling me you can be a little bit pregnant.
Centuries ago it may have been difficult for pregnant women and their children to get proper nourishment, probably leading to smaller – and therefore shorter-lived – adults.
Do men drop out of college because they get someone pregnant? Do they quit their job if they get someone pregnant? No. And we do not require men to support women they have made pregnant. Once the baby is born, there can be child support. Before that, though, no.
The jargon of sculptors is beyond me. I do not know precisely why I admire a green granite female, apparently pregnant monster with one eye going around a square corner.
In the case of abortion, one pits the life of the fetus against the interests of the pregnant woman.
I put out a call on Twitter and Facebook and email for women to tell me their stories about their abortions. And many women said, ‘I told my boyfriend I was pregnant, and that was the last I ever heard of them.’
We have an idea that the man should help pay for the child. But we don’t have a law that says a man has to support any woman he gets pregnant. Why is that? Because she doesn’t have the baby yet. But if we’re going to say it’s a human being, then he should be supporting her during pregnancy.