Remember when I put up this post concerning women using pregnancy to get out of doing what they are supposed to be doing? Here is another example of a woman using her vagina as a reason to escape duty.
When I was in the military, I was told: "If we wanted you to have a family, we would have issued one to you."
I hated it at the time, because the saying was used to justify any petty order they wanted to stick on you- including pointless after hours work details (and most peacetime military work is pointless). In this case, though- this is a scheduled wartime deployment, not a pointless training exercise or work detail. Let this become common, and readiness is compromised.
Her 13 month old child was born AFTER she entered military service in 2007, between 26 and 37 months ago. Think of this:
When military women become pregnant, they are transferred to commands that fit certain criteria, such as being close to a medical center. The length of that assignment changed in June 2007, when the DOD extended the postpartum tour from four months after a child’s birth to 12 months. Combined with a nine-month pregnancy, that puts expectant mothers on limited duty for up to 21 months.
Picture this: This young woman joined the military, and finished two months of Boot Camp, followed by 4 months of school. She got her orders, and reported to her first command: She had been in the Army for 6 months, and had not contributed to the mission one bit. She then got pregnant, and sat on limited duty for up to 21 months. Now she has been in the military for 27 months- more than half of her 4 year enlistment is over, and has yet to do anything to earn the money she has been paid, and the taxpayer has paid for her medical care and training.
It finally comes time for her first deployment- (23 to 35 months into her enlistment), and she says she can't go because she is a single parent.
Hmmm. Good use of taxpayer funds, there.