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Attack Of The Killer Pregnant Women!

On Tuesday, the Missouri House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow a pregnant woman to use deadly force if someone threatens the life of her or the fetus she is carrying. It’s apparently based on a case — in Michigan, mind you — where a pregnant woman was convicted of manslaughter after she killed her boyfriend, who was trying to kill her. Section 2 of the bill sponsored by Republican Jeanie Riddle reads:

2. A person may not use deadly force upon another person under the circumstances specified in subsection 1 of this section unless: (1) He or she reasonably believes that such deadly force is necessary to protect himself, or herself or her unborn child, or another against death, serious physical injury, or any forcible felony …

Now, I am well aware that pregnant women — especially those in abusive relationships to begin with — sometimes lose their lives to their partners. Scott and Laci Peterson, who was eight months pregnant when she was killed, would be the most famous example of this. (Thanks to Frisky reader @ShelbyKnox for pointing out to us on Twitter that homicide is the number one cause of death for pregnant women.) But I smell a big, stinky anti-abortion rat here … Keep reading »

Does This Creepy Robot Baby Make You Want To Get Pregnant?

Lately, all it takes is a chubster in a Gap onesie for my ovaries to throb. But the good citizens of Japan are apparently less inclined to make babies — so the University of Tsukauba built them Yotara, a robot baby, to encourage the birth rate. Yotara giggles, sneezes, sleeps and “wakes up” when a rattle is jiggled. (Watch a creepy video about all this here.) A heated water pump system gives Yotara a runny nose and touch sensors in his skin control his facial expressions. “We’d like people to experience the innocent, joyful expressions typical of small babies,” said Hioki Kunimura, the leader of the Yotara project.

Uh, how is this supposed to encourage more Japanese to have babies instead of just “adopting” robots they can shut off? Don’t you people remember Tamagotchis? [Sky News] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Study Says “Baby Brain” Does Not Exist

  • Chalk it up to another old wives’ tale? Researchers writing in The British Journal of Psychiatry say that “baby brain” — the rumored memory lapses a woman experiences while she’s pregnant — definitely does not exist. Australian National University followed 1,241 women over four years to track the quality of their memory and half the women in the sample became pregnant. However, researchers found that the expectant mommies were no less likely than other women to have memory difficulties, or to have a worse-off memory than when they weren’t knocked up. [BBC]
  • A 23-year-old woman who was jailed in Dubai after reporting a sexual assault has finally spoken out about the incident. The woman, who has withheld her identity, allegedly passed out drunk in a hotel bathroom over New Year’s and was sexually assaulted by an unknown assailant. But when she and her fiancé reported the incident, they were arrested for having sex out of wedlock, which is illegal in Dubai. “It never occurred to us that, as an unmarried couple, we might end up in jail,” the woman told The Sun newspaper. [Telegraph UK]
  • When the Super Bowl airs this Sunday, more women are expected to tune in than ever before. That news, of course, has advertisers majorly psyched! [Forbes]

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Oh, Dear. Tila Tequila Might Be Pregnant!

Latest news from Tila Tequila‘s vagina: the former star of “A Shot A Love” might be pregnant! Tila tweeted the announcement that she would carry a baby as a surrogate for her brother and his wife as a “Christmas present.” Keep reading »

Celine Dion Pregnant With Embryo Frozen For Eight Years

Celine Dion is pregnant again at age 41—which while, not impossible, is pretty hard to do. This time she and hubby René Angelil—who’s approximately eleventy-years-old (or 67, to be exact)—used an embryo that was frozen eight years ago. Celine’s doctor confirmed her pregnancy after the in-vitro fertilization, and said that when he told her, “I could hear her chuckling.” [PopEater] — Chuckling! How creepy is that? Keep reading »

Perpetually Pregnant Mother Tries To Keep Her 14th Baby

A woman in England is giving OctoMom, the Gosselins, and the Duggars a run for their money. Theresa Winters is pregnant with her 14th child, but she’s never actually raised any of her other 13 kids past the age of two. Social Services keeps taking them! After the perpetually-pregnant mother was “taken into care” when she was younger, Social Services deemed her unfit to care for her children. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »

Heidi Klum Has A Case Of “Pregnancy Brain”

Heidi Klum rocked leopard print yesterday on “Late Night,” where she talked about how she’s got “pregnancy brain” (her third baby with husband Seal is due in October) and kinda forgets what’s going on sometimes. Hopefully, she’ll soon forget the part of the show when Conan O’Brien tried to sing a German lullaby for her. Keep reading »

Dudes Gain Weight When Their Ladies Are Preggers

We’ve all heard of sympathy pains, though we definitely question their authenticity. But according to a new study, many men also pack on the pounds when the women in their lives are pregnant. On average, they gain about 14 pounds. And out of the 5,000 guys that participated in the survey, only 30% said they went on a diet with their partners after the baby was born. So why do they get pudgetastic? At least part of it has to do with anxiety over becoming a father. The fact that they also partake in weird craving meals probably has something to do with it, too. Also fascinating: scientists have coined a term for this phenomenon, “Couvade Syndrome,” whereby men get a lot of the symptoms their pregnant partners get, ranging from basic morning sickness to (this is uber-weird) contractions.

Now I am very far away from getting pregnant, light years even, but I do know one thing: I would much rather have my future hubby stay in shape so I have something hot to look at instead of wondering which of us is actually having a baby. Keep reading »

Star Couplings: Jamie Lynn Pregnant, AGAIN?

  • Oh sweet Jesus. The National Enquirer is reporting that Jamie Lynn Spears is pregnant again and loved ones are begging her to get an abortion. [The National Enquirer]
  • Whereas Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubrey are actually trying to have another child to join little Nahla. [DListed]
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    Friday Quickies!

  • “One day you’re in, the next day, you are out.” That’s right, the 5th season of Project Runway starts next week! Catch up on the previous winners whereabouts. [College Candy]
  • Fall Trends — see them here first! “Panda Eyes” are totally gonna be my jam. [WhoWhatWear Daily]
  • An Anti-Gay Politician is caught up in a Not-So-Anti-Gay Scandal! [PerezHilton]
  • Violet Affleck is getting a little bro or sis. Awww…how cute! [Holy Moly!]
  • You know what you should do this weekend? Spew your opinion in our new Forum Debate, about whether rape victims should feel obligated to report their attack to the authorities. [Frisky Forums]
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