Slate's William Saletan is criticizing Pam Tebow for her message that women should continue their pregnancies even if it threatens their lives. In the process, he seems to identify a special category of "good," pro-life abortions.
Saletan notes — as Latoya did Monday — that Pam Tebow's pregnancy with "miracle baby" Tim was very high-risk, and could even have killed her. He quotes Tebow: "We were determined to trust the Lord with the children that he would give us. And if God called me to give up my life, then He would take care of my family." Saletan's critique of Tebow's willingness "to sacrifice her life-and leave her children motherless" is reasonable. He cites two women profiled on one of Focus on the Family's websites, who chose to deliver prematurely to preserve their lives. These women, he writes, couldn't save the fetuses they were carrying, but "Laura and Aimee could save themselves. By doing so, they could take care of their surviving children and give life to others."