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Jillian Michaels Criticized for Anti-Pregnancy Comments

by Lindsay Robertson,  Yahooo! TV Blog,  April 22, 2010

is getting some interesting feedback for comments she made in Women's Health magazine about the reasons she plans to adopt, rather than give birth to, children. "I'm going to adopt. I can't handle doing that to my body," Michaels told the magazine. "Also, when you rescue something, it's like rescuing a part of yourself."

While the trainer, who famously overcame childhood obesity to become one of the most successful fitness gurus of all time, isn't known for her tact -- she has occasionally resorted to name-calling in her attempts to motivate contestants on "The Biggest Loser" -- her comments about pregnancy have led to concern about how they might influence other women.

It's unlikely that Michaels' comments will lead to any major spike in adoption or a drop in pregnancy rates, but some experts are wondering how the comments of a high-profile fitness expert might be received.


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