Honor thy Family

Credit is due to Governor Sergei Morozov, who last year as head of the Russian region of  Ulyanovsk came up with the great idea of giving away brand new SUVs to women who managed to get pregnant on or around “The Day of Conception” (Sept 12) and later “give birth to a patriot” on June 12.  Today’s amusing news is that President Dmitry Medvedev has taken a page from Morozov’s book, and has created a new award titled “The Order of Parental Glory” – which celebrates large families who bear between 4-16 children!

Just think – getting pregnant at the right time or place or becoming profligate in your reproduction can bring you riches and honor in Russia, while in the United States we have Bristol Palin scolding us over abstinence.  The unfairness continues…