Monday, May 24, 2010

Amazing opinion piece on Sr. Margaret McBride

On NPR, Julianna Baggott wrote a wonderful piece on her reaction to Sr. Margaret McBride's excommunication that I linked to last week.

Here's a teaser excerpt:
In 1941, my grandmother was 22 and in labor with her second child. The baby was in distress. Afraid a C-section would kill her, the doctor let the infant die. The baby, a boy, was stillborn.

The decision was merciful. No one in our family has ever second-guessed it — most of all not my mother, a 5-year-old at the time.

"I needed my mother to survive. That doctor saved my life too."

Read the whole thing here.

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