Best “Choice” A Woman Can Make Is To Die For Her Fetus
If a woman refuses chemotherapy that would save her life in order to
not endanger her pregnancy is that a choice to be celebrated? For the conservative website “Hot Air” the answer is a resounding yes.
When diagnosed with cancer and pregnant, Stacy Crimm faced a series of
choices. She could terminate the pregnancy and undergo chemotherapy,
treat the cancer and, presuming a positive outcome, try for another
pregnancy. Or, she could refuse treatment in an attempt to save her
Crimm chose the later, dying three days after giving birth to a
significantly premature infant. And the anti-choice supporters could not
be more proud. They romanticize Crimm’s physical suffering, calling it
“unimaginable” and point to Crimm as a hopeful example to help all
mothers see “nothing is worth the sacrifice of their own child.”
Not surprising though, these anti-choice supporters are silent on the
fate of Crimm’s premature infant now. The child is not being raised by
her mother, and who knows what kind of medical complications she faces
as a result of her mother’s decision.
Furthermore, the anti-choice crowd is silent on the fact that Crimm
is lucky that she had a choice to make. Abortion was an option–not one
that Crimm chose to take–but an option nonetheless. And the fact that
the anti-choice crowd refuses to acknowledge that key fact while
simultaneously holding up Crimm as a martyr for her choice shows just
how little regard this “life” movement has for actual life.