I’m speechless about this article.
I’m pro-choice and I believe that a fetus has no rights until birth, so I believe this lady did not commit murder. But I still think she is a monster who doesn’t deserve any children. To willingly let one unborn baby die because you didn’t want the scar of a Caesarean section is unconscionable. I say unconscionable because that’s the closest approximation of the disgust and revulsion I’m feeling.
This is definitely one of those cases that tests your resolve about your principles, like defending a neo-Nazi’s free speech—though that’s orders of magnitude easier.
[UPDATE (3/16/04): Apparently, this lady was the monster she seemed from this incident.]