Read the 25 rudest things women hear when they’re expecting again

Barb Wire

If you have more than our new, sub-replacement U.S. fertility rate of 1.88 children, you’ve undoubtedly heard them: Rude comments about your “large” family. Whether medical personnel continually ask you about sterilization at your medical check-ups, or fellow shoppers stare at your three children like the Duggars have just walked into the store, the non-suicidal segment of the U.S. population has to deal with inappropriate and off-putting words and behavior from those slowly contracepting themselves into extinction.

In fact, this social pressure has become so commonplace that – which can usually be depended upon to be reliably pro-abortion – has decided the breeder-shaming has gone too far. The website has compiled the 25 rudest things women hear when they announce that they are expecting again. Among them:

  • “With my last pregnancy, my boss told me I needed to have an abortion and get my tubes tied.”
  • “So who is getting fixed after this one, you or your husband?”
  • “Don’t you feel bad that you’re not going to pay as much attention to your daughter now?”
  • “Again?!”
  • “You are done after this … aren’t you?”
  • “Are you sure? I mean you just had a baby.”
  • “Don’t you know what rubbers are?”
  • “With all the forms of birth control out there, there is no reason why someone should be pregnant if they don’t wanna be.” Well duh lady … we wanted to be!
  • “My mother told my sister, ‘She’s just trying to get a reaction out of me.’”

Read the whole list here.

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Ben Johnson
Ben Johnson is U.S. Bureau Chief of, the guest host of “Nothing But Truth with Crane Durham” on AFR Talk Radio, and the author of three books. His personal website is

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