I’m sorry, I didn’t have to read this but I did. I had an emergency c-section. I still went through labor- without an epidural, had an uncomfortable number of professionals looking down there, requests for med students to watch for learning purposes, delivered placenta, had to wear giant pads for bleeding, got stitched up (a foot long scar). What I didn’t get? To hold my son after he was born. To have my husband present for my son’s birth (he was not allowed in the O.R. because I had to be put under). To get out of bed for two days. To have clear memories of the first day and a half with my son thanks to all the pain medication from surgery. I just think it’s important to note that however you give birth what you’ve done is a great achievement. Lists like this have the potential to make those who were unable to give birth vaginally feel as though they had it easy when it’s anything but easy.
He preaches intolerance, and as a supporter of the LBGTQ community I don’t believe we should let him have the last laugh. He has passed and does not deserve to have the last laugh. Those speaking terribly are only promoting (albeit for noble reasons) the same intolerance he preached about.