Celebrity blogs are all abuzz about Kourtney Kardashian's pregnancy. The stories do not really congratulate her for being pregnant, but rather for deciding to keep the pregnancy instead of having an abortion.
Anti-choice advocates have been praising Kardashian's decision to keep the baby, but in the end all that matters is that it is her decision. Fom the instances that people have been citing in their articles, however, it looks like she had a lot of influence in one direction.
In several stories, Kardashian has been reported saying "My doctor told me there is nothing you will ever regret about having the baby, but he was like, 'You may regret not having the baby.'" I found this statement particularly puzzling because, to me, doctors are not the ones who should be doling out that kind advice.
What is most troubling is how the media is making her whole pregnancy vs. abortion decision into such a sideshow, with headlines like "Kourtney kardashian: Pro-Life Poster Child?". And even more upsetting is that so many people are shocked that she would even consider abortion, with headlines like "Kourtney Kardashian considered an abortion." Why is it so shocking that a young woman, who has found out she has an unplanned pregnancy, would even consider an abortion? We have the right, don't we?
In the end, I just hope she is making the right decisions for her. Baby, abortion, or adoption, it's her choice.
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