By Jonathon Van Maren
On July 9, I noted in this space that I believe that it is dangerous to appoint celebrities as spokespeople and to hold them up as examples in the service of a social cause, especially for the pro-life movement. There are celebrities who have expressed anti-abortion sentiment over the years, but nearly all of them are still part of the industry that did so much to create and promote our culture’s carefree attitude toward abortion and promiscuity in the first place. The temptation to promote anyone who expresses hesitancy about our abortion culture should be resisted.
That said, I cannot help but notice something strange about the reactions to rapper Kanye West’s recent revelations that he and his wife Kim Kardashian seriously considered aborting their first child.
Almost universally, West has been condemned as “crazy.” The media have trawled for West friends willing to say he is unstable. His new position on abortion has gone totally unaddressed and has instead been written off has an unfortunate side-effect of a bipolar episode. His “emotional outburst” when talking about the fact that his daughter North was almost aborted apparently indicates that he needs his meds.