Tuesday, August 25, 2009

It's Her Decision

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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Thadeus said...

"Why is it so shocking that a young woman, who has found out she has an unplanned pregnancy, would even consider an abortion?"

Umm. Because it would be choosing to end the life of her offspring?

WendyM said...

In a society where a woman's life and life choices are valued, such a consideration would not be shocking.

Sadly, as our society does not fully value women, nor recognize a woman's innate ability to make the right decisions for her own future, the question remains.

Thadeus said...


So what about all women's lives that have been ended through abortion (that would be about half of all abortions if it weren't for sex selection now occuring)? It seems that their lives are not being valued.

Do you see my quandry?

ExecutiveEditor said...

As the author of the article "Kourtney Kardashian: Pro-Life Poster Child?" I am amused that you find it to be part of the media attempt to make her decision into a "sideshow." While you would clearly disagree with much of what I wrote (I am pro-life and value chastity), the very point of my post was to criticize the attention that is being showered upon Kardashian for her decision—a decision that thousands of unwed mothers across the United States make every day.