Crazy person of the day

May 10, 2007

tomcruiseoprah.jpgFrom KXNT News:

A Las Vegas mother is battling a local hospital over the ownership of a placenta. Anne Swanson gave birth at Sunrise Hospital last month, and wants her placenta so she can ingest it for its nutrients. But Swanson says the hospital has told her the organ was contaminated, and she would have to go to court to get it back.

Yesterday, Swanson and a group of other women protested outside the Maryland Parkway hospital, with signs reading “Free the Placenta.” A spokeswoman for Sunrise Hospital would not discuss the case, but says placentas are kept in cold storage for three days and are disposed if there is no request to keep it.

Swanson says she’ll contact the ACLU and Planned Parenthood to get the placenta back. But because it is contaminated, she has no plans to turn it into pills for consumption. Traditional Chinese medicine suggests that the excess hormones in placentas can treat postpartum depression.

This is insanity. Who would actually want to eat a placenta?

Well, I know this guy would.


  1. Ick. That makes me gag. I know it’s got something to do with nutrients or whatever, but we are not animals. We don’t need those extra nutrients. Take some vitamins.

    Ugh, this makes me want to throw up.

  2. MM, I love pork wrapped in placenta with a bit of Paprika sprinkled on top. It goes well with a bottle of Riesling.

  3. I can’t believe this was happening in my city and I didn’t even know about it… these dam Vegas people drink too much.

  4. I’ve actually met someone who’s parents ate her placenta when she was born. Gross and weird. I hear it tastes like chicken

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