A reader wrote in to point out this article:
Two former professional athletes are calling for the "respect of women's choices" in response to the upcoming Super Bowl advertisement featuring the pro-life birth story of college football standout Tim Tebow...
In a statement accompanying the video, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said Tebow's story was "compelling," but added that every woman must be able to make important medical decisions for herself and her family.
"The Tebow story underlines what Planned Parenthood has learned from the millions of women doctors and nurses at its health centers have cared for over nearly a century," Richards' statement read. "Women take decisions about their health very seriously. They consider their doctors’ advice, they talk with their loved ones and people they trust, including religious leaders, and they carefully weigh all considerations before making the best decision for themselves and their families."
The Humble Libertarian reader had this to say:
"Why would anyone have to consult their religious leader for decision support concerning a medical procedure especially one to remove a growth or a parasite? I wonder if Lindsay Lohan consulted her priest before deciding to have her appendix removed in 2007. I wonder if Sandra Day O’Connor conferred with her clergyman when deciding whether to have a radical mastectomy when stricken with breast cancer.
This also totally and utterly removes any rights, responsibilities or stake from the father. It’s only up to the woman because she ALWAYS makes better decisions than the man.