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  •  Sometimes (4.00)
    an abortion is the best such protection.  Haven't you heard of women being murdered because of pregnancy before?

    How can we get over it when people died for the right to vote? -- John Lewis

    by furryjester on Wed Oct 19, 2005 at 05:54:06 AM PDT

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    •  I believe (4.00)
      homicide is now the #1 cause of death for pregnant women.

      Horrifying.

      •  Actually (4.00)
        I have to be a librarian about this one - I think it's the second leading cause, so far as the data shows.  

        There was a paper published by JAMA a while back that showed homicide as the leading cause of death for women in Maryland, I believe, but critics argued that car accident rates weren't figured in.  

        Here's a WAPO article on the CDC report (44 percent of pregnant women's deaths caused by cars, 31 by homicide)

        Cars are still the greatest danger to any of us.

        But, second place doesn't make it any less horrible.

        "Virginia Woolf's idea of a room of one's own has never been the place for middle- and working-class women. We work with interruptions." - Ananya Chatterjea

        by sarac on Wed Oct 19, 2005 at 07:46:57 AM PDT

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        •  leading cause of death (none)
          'for pregnant women' is what it should say in the second paragraph!  

          (though 'for women' might be true too, no time to look it up though)

          "Virginia Woolf's idea of a room of one's own has never been the place for middle- and working-class women. We work with interruptions." - Ananya Chatterjea

          by sarac on Wed Oct 19, 2005 at 03:00:41 PM PDT

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        •  Not having time to look it up myself (none)
          I prefaced with "I believe".  Intersting that the results of the Maryland study are often cited without reference to the fact that it was a one-state study.

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