Elizabeth Rubin Hid Her Pregnancy To Shine A Light On Others

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Three months pregnant, journalist Elizabeth Rubin headed off to cover the war in Afghanistan. Today, she wrote what it was like to hide a pregnancy (poorly) while trying to stay alive to tell others' truths. [Guardian, NY Times, PBS]

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DISCUSSION

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Valkyrie607 of the lady-ghetto

Why would anyone call her selfish? Because she chose to pursue her craft with dedication and passion?

Characterizing Rubin's decision as selfish betrays an attitude towards pregnancy and women that says that once a woman is pregnant, her primary function is to incubate that fetus! And anything that interferes with that incubation is morally suspect. It's that sort of thinking that led to the Utah miscarriage legislation.

If women have the right to get an abortion, they also have the right to risk their own lives while pregnant, for whatever cause.