It seems that, in the past, Jenner was trying to control a woman’s body – his own wife’s – by demanding she abort their child. When she refused, he in turn did not show up for his daughter’s birth.
Here are the sordid details, from pro-life website LifeNews:
Bruce Jenner was married to Chrystie Crownover in the 1970s during the height of his fame, and the couple had two children together, including Casey. At the same time Jenner learned she was pregnant with Casey, the two were in the middle of an ugly divorce and Jenner reportedly told his soon-to-be ex-wife he wanted her to have an abortion.
“When I found out I was pregnant Bruce raised the issue of an abortion, and I went along with him just as I always did. I had all the tests and had even paid for the operation,” Chrystie told People magazine.
When her friends learned about the feud over Casey, she was adamant that she didn’t want the abortion.
“I don’t want the abortion,” she said. “Bruce wants it.”
“You are having the abortion because the man that you are not going to be living with wants you to have it?” a friend reportedly asked Chrystie.
“I thought, what an idiot I am,” Chrystie said. “I wanted the child very, very much.”
Ultimately, when it came time for Casey’s birth Jenner refused to attend.
It seems ESPN’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award winner, who is being honored as brave to live the life he wanted, tried to deny that same privilege to his own wife. And kill a baby in the process, no less.
Before you argue that it is unfair to hold Jenner accountable for something he did nearly forty years ago, please remember the Liberal Statute of Limitations. President Obama is still complaining about wrongs committed by Christians against Muslims during the Crusades nearly a thousand years ago. Anything from the 1970s is fair game.