Melissa Harris-Perry’s recent announcement about the birth of her daughter via a surrogate, and the broader conversation about redefining family that she hopes to instigate, could help other women, particularly in communities of color, talk about aspects of their reproductive lives that have previously been little discussed.
Life doesn’t stop when a person finds out they will have to have major surgery. It keeps churning on and all the things associated with preparing for surgery gets added to the weekly to-do list.
That’s what choice is all about, having the ability to partner with a doctor to make decisions that are right for the individual. That doesn’t mean those decisions would be right for someone else, but that’s the point lots of people missed.