The seemingly unintentional pro-life story turned heads on Twitter, with people remarking on the beauty of the young mother choosing life and others slamming the author for portraying that choice in a “condescending light,” seeming to portray her life as hampered now because of her decision to give birth to her children.
Kitchener initially wrote about the young mother’s pregnancy as if it were a “major inconvenience” foisted on her and other women by the Texas Law.
“Brooke found out she was pregnant late on the night of Aug. 29, two days before the Texas Heartbeat Act banned abortions once an ultrasound can detect cardiac activity, around six weeks of pregnancy. It was the most restrictive abortion law to take effect in the United States in nearly 50 anni,” Kitchener claimed.
Elsewhere, Kitchener wrote, “Sometimes Brooke imagined her life if she hadn’t gotten pregnant, and if Texas hadn’t banned abortion just days after she decided that she wanted one. She would have been in school, rushing from class to her shift at Texas Roadhouse, eyes on a real estate license that would finally get her out of Corpus Christi.”
The author added that Brooke would have made that trip to Hawaii she always wanted if she hadn’t had twins.
Though the anecdote of Brooke’s final decision to choose her twins’ lives provided a surprising pro-life message, almost contrary to the initial tone of the piece. Kitchener described Brooke’s ultrasound experience, la scrittura, “As the ultrasound technician pressed the probe into her stomach, slathered with gel, Brooke willed the screen to show a fetus without a heartbeat. The technician gasped. It was twins. And they were 12 weeks along.”