The mistake happened way before a pharmacy forgot to tell you how fat you are

Fairfax ran a story, complete with sad face photo of a fatty who is blaming everyone else for her having a baby.

Apparently it is a pharmacy’s fault in one case because they didn’t tell the fatty the morning after pill probably wouldn’t work.

Clinics and pharmacists are prescribing the morning-after pill to women, too embarrassed to warn them it is unlikely to work for any woman of above-average weight.

In May last year, Terrie Caldow, 33, had no idea her weight would mean the emergency contraceptive pill (ECP) would not prevent an unwanted pregnancy when she went to a sexual health clinic in Tauranga.

Weighing more than 70kg at the time, Caldow says she was not told her weight was a risk factor. The pill didn’t work – she now has a five-month-old daughter.

Right, so let’s get this straight, this fatty had unprotected sex, caved into her carnal desires, ran off to a pharmacy for a morning after pill, which didn’t work, and now she is in the media moaning up a storm about how it is the pharmacy’s fault for her previously unwanted child.

Where to even start. The pharmacy didn’t make her fat. The pharmacy didn’t sleep with some random stray. The pharmacy didn’t make the choice to not use condoms, the pill, the IUD or any other cheap and effective contraceptive device. The pharmacy didn’t make the decision to take the morning after pill. The pharmacy didn’t make the decision when that failed to NOT have an abortion. The pharmacy didn’t make the decision to NOT adopt the child.

So, tell me how the pharmacy is responsible in any way? The only person responsible for her shitty life is her.

But wait, if you really want to know how sick this woman is…read this:

The notion that doctors and pharmacists might not be advising patients in an attempt to be inoffensive, made no sense to Caldow.

She would still have taken ECP if she had known it was less effective, but might have asked for a double dose, she said.

“It’s crazy to think that was the difference between a baby or no baby,” she said. ​

“I love, and adore, and idolise my daughter, and in hindsight, I am so glad the pill did not work, but I took the ECP to prevent a pregnancy.”

She loves, adores and idolises her daughter…who she was prepared to take a double dose of the morning after pill to…ahem…terminate the foetus. She then has 12 further weeks to reef it out, but didn’t. Now she is moaning that the morning after pill didn’t terminate the foetus she now “loves, adores and idolises” because it is now a baby. Words fail me.

I hope that kid never Googles herself.

Shame on the media for their crappy headlines and story blaming someone else for the clear and demonstrably adult failings of this piece of work.





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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.