ESPN reporter Allison Williams, who has worked at the network for a decade as a sideline football reporter, has decided to take this season off. Williams, with her husband currently trying for their second child, has decided on the advice of her doctor to not take any variant of the COVID vaccine at this time. This goes against the dictates of the Walt Disney Company, owners of ESPN, which recently informed its employees they are required to be vaccinated.
Williams detailed her decision on Twitter:
This will be the first fall in the last 15 years I won’t be on the sidelines for College Football.— Allison Williams (@AllisonW_Sports) September 9, 2021
My heart hurts posting this but I’m at peace with my decision. pic.twitter.com/np5V3gdrfW
Two points worth detailing. One, in an era where we are repeatedly screamed at to “trust the science,” shouldn’t we trust Williams’ own doctor? Apparently, Williams’ and husband Samuel Coutts’ first child was not born without challenges:
Williams had addressed complications surrounding her firstborn at the time as she took to Instagram to reveal, “It was a difficult week with the majority spent in the NICU,” a week after her child was born.
Given this past experience, it is more than understandable that Williams and her husband are less than keen for Williams to receive a vaccine rushed, albeit understandably so, to market. Even drugs allegedly thoroughly tested have proven disastrous. Look up thalidomide sometime if the name doesn’t ring a bell.
Second, it is impossible to ignore the smarmy smug self-righteous passive-aggressive digs against Williams in many of the stories about this issue, each insisting the vaccine is übersafe for pregnant women or women trying to become pregnant so what’s this woman’s problem? We start with Yahoo Sports:
The overwhelming guidance of major health groups and organizations is that the vaccine has no impact on fertility.
USA Today (via MSN):
There is no evidence that the vaccines can cause fertility problems, according to experts. The CDC has stated that currently available vaccines are safe for those who are pregnant or may become pregnant.
NBC News (via MSN):
Doctors have been repeating for months that the Covid-19 vaccines are safe for pregnant women, women who are breastfeeding and women who would like to have babies.
“There is currently no evidence that any vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, cause fertility problems in women or men,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s page about the safety of the vaccines for women’s reproductive health.
There’s more, but you get the idea.
We know the left values murdering babies over most everything except, perhaps, proclaiming the Gospel According to St. … er, Dr. Fauci. But maybe, just maybe, Williams’ doctor knows what’s best for her? Maybe cut the woman some slack for stepping away — hopefully not permanently — from her job in order to focus on her family? Radical concepts, I know. Deplorable, even (SWIDT?). But let’s give it a shot.
And let’s pray that Williams and her husband will soon be welcoming a new addition to the family. He or she will be one richly blessed baby to have parents willing to put up with the present nonsense in order to bring him or her into the world.