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Boy, My Uterus is Getting Crowded!

Boy, My Uterus is Getting Crowded!

Well, the most bananas statement ever uttered happened last week. Right wing radio host, Kevin Swanson, host of Generations Radio, decided to regale us with the most up-to-date scientific research. And by “up-to-date” I mean the weirdest thing I’ve ever heard:

I’m beginning to get some evidence from certain doctors and certain scientists that have done research on women’s wombs after they’ve gone through the surgery, and they’ve compared the wombs of women who were on the birth control pill to those who were not on the birth control pill. And they have found that with women who are on the birth control pill, there are these little tiny fetuses, these little babies, that are embedded into the womb. They’re just like dead babies. They’re on the inside of the womb. And these wombs of women who have been on the birth control pill effectively have become graveyards for lots and lots of little babies.

What are you talking about, Kevin?! Do you also believe homunculuses (homunculi?) are real?

First of all, this is crazy pants. Second of all, we need to stop calling every stage of fetal development a fetus. It’s not. An embryo doesn’t become a fetus until around the tenth week of gestation. So it’s impossible for tiny fetuses to be embedded in the walls of the uterus. Or, as delusional radio hosts would day, the womb.

Third of all, this isn’t how menstruation works. My uterus isn’t full of unfertilized eggs. I can’t believe I have to say this, but the whole point of menstruation is to, you know, clean that sucker out. And the whole point of birth control is to keep the egg from getting fertilized and implanted in the first place. So, in case you were wondering, there’s no chance anybody’s uterus is filling up with hundreds of tiny, tiny fetuses.

Honestly, I don’t even know what else to say. Tiny fetuses embedded in the uteruses of women who take birth control pills? Is there some kind of secret anti-choice contest to say the wackiest thing relating to human reproduction? I thought Todd Akin was a shoe in, but, suddenly, we have a new contender.

I don’t know who these people are trying to kid. Do they think the public is completely ignorant of basic science? This is 101 stuff. People know enough to not take this seriously, right?



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5:20AM PST on Feb 27, 2013

People listen to this crackpot and they believe. If you can believe someone built a boat and took 2 of every living creature and sailed away, you WILL believe this guy Swanson. If you are willing to believe that a virgin had a baby, then this isn't much of a stretch.
If you believe that the earth is only 6000 years old, that man and dinosaurs hung around together, that evolution is a conspiracy, that creationism is science, and that a deity is in charge of every thing in your life and the lives of every other human on earth, then Swanson and his bull is just what you're looking for.

2:14AM PST on Feb 26, 2013

Jeepers what an idiot!!! May he have 100 in a uterus that some doctor puts in his body! Works for me! Now deliver FOOL!!! Couldn't help myself ~ sorry!

1:31PM PST on Feb 24, 2013

How's about we make HIM a "dead fetus"!

7:59PM PST on Feb 14, 2013

If only he was a dead fetus

8:03AM PST on Feb 14, 2013

WHAT are these idiots spiking their Kool-Aid with? I don't know the magic ingredient, but it's definitely making for some icredibly stupid hallucinations and theories!

Mr. Swanson, put down the Kool-Aid and go back to school where you can get a education in comprehensive sex ed and human biology!

12:02AM PST on Feb 13, 2013

And by stupid, I have to say, "the pill" stops ovulation, so that if you have unprotected sex, there is no chance of pregnancy, because the ova stay in the ovaries... So even trying to humor this idiot, well, how do blastoses get into the lining of the uterus (which gets flushed, as the author says) when there is no fertilized egg in the first place, because, um, there is no egg to fertilize?

11:49PM PST on Feb 12, 2013

You know, I could just as well toss out stupidity with the paranoid conspiracy theories.

9:19PM PST on Feb 12, 2013

Please tell me this guy doesn't have kids.....

8:22AM PST on Feb 12, 2013

Stupid is at stupid speaks.

2:02AM PST on Feb 12, 2013

Wow. I just... wow. With this much ignorance floating about regarding the female reproductive system, it's no wonder they can't find the clitoris. *cough*

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