Parking privileges for pregnant women stirs outrage

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Parking privileges for pregnant women stirs outrage
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Tue, 01-25-2011 - 3:39pm

New York City Councilman David Greenfield plans to introduce legislation next week that would grant special parking privileges to some pregnant women. Opponents to the proposed legislation say the special permits discriminate against men, would invite abuse, and even speculate it could also cause a rise in pregnancies.

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Registered: 08-30-2002
Tue, 01-25-2011 - 4:22pm

***even speculate it could also cause a rise in pregnancies. ***

ROFLMAO! Yes, of course. Because pregnancy,



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Registered: 12-22-2000
Tue, 01-25-2011 - 4:57pm

I know, huh? :womanwink:

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Registered: 02-19-2008
Tue, 01-25-2011 - 5:06pm

Why a special parking permit? Most states already have temporary handicap permits. If a woman has a difficult pregnancy or difficulty walking, a permit that expires a month or two after she is due shouldn't be hard to obtain.

I don't know why a new type of permit would be required or desired.

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Registered: 03-30-2007
Tue, 01-25-2011 - 5:51pm

Oh, come on.

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Registered: 02-19-2008
Tue, 01-25-2011 - 7:13pm

If New York makes pregnancy parking permits, it will only take a few minutes before someone snaps a shot of a single male parking using this newest free parking permit.

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Registered: 08-30-2002
Tue, 01-25-2011 - 7:31pm

You do know that



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Tue, 01-25-2011 - 7:36pm

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Registered: 08-30-2002
Tue, 01-25-2011 - 8:02pm

I don't know where you live that they are "easy" to get. In my state, they require a doctor fill out



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Tue, 01-25-2011 - 8:09pm
Color me as one of those people who "abused" a handicap permit. I drove my grandmother everywhere and we had a hanging placard for when she was with me. When I was pregnant with my first child, I had severe swelling that limited my ability to walk any distance, so I used my grandmother's placard if I had to go to the store. I also used it when pregnant with my second and suffered with severe sciatica. Yep, I'm a lawbreaker.
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Registered: 08-30-2002
Tue, 01-25-2011 - 8:48pm

You know what? You probably could have gotten your own, temporay placard, in both cases. Plus, you'd have gotten a big@$$ ticket, if you were caught doing it, the way you were.

If the other poster "knows" all these people "abusing" this privilage, for these "easy to get" placards, then they should turn them in. Why isn't THAT part of their religious responsibility?



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