CrossFit Training is the new exercise trend. It combines aerobics, strength training, flexibility, and muscle confusion. It doesn’t take long before you are huffing and puffing and wishing you were dead, if you do it right. There are no rests between sets. You are always moving to the next grueling exercise.
The great thing about CrossFit training is that it can be adapted for young and old, fit and unfit, men and women.
Now comes the controversy. Lee-Ann Ellison posted the following on CrossFit’s Facebook page:
“Eight months pregnant with baby number 3 and CrossFit has been my sanity. I have been CrossFitting for 2 1/2 years and … strongly believe that pregnancy is not an illness, but a time to relish in your body’s capabilities to kick a**.”
With the caption is a picture of Ellison doing an Olympic lift called the “snatch.” With a wide grip, the weight is pulled up to around mid-chest level while the lifter drops down to a squatting position so the weight is positioned directly overhead. It’s one of the fastest lifts in weight training. It requires strength, speed, flexibility, and daring.
Try it with a broom handle. The world record in the heaviest class for men is more than 471 pounds – nearly a quarter ton.
Seeing a woman who is eight months pregnant doing it makes me wince, but it doesn’t seem to bother her or her unborn baby.
There’s a good chance that her CrossFit training will make the delivery easier.
A number of people who read the story and saw the photo were outraged. If the same woman walked into Kermit Gosnell’s abortion clinic and wanted to abort her child in order to compete in a CrossFit competition, most pro-abortionists would have said, “Well, it’s her body and her choice.”
If it’s OK to kill an unborn baby during a pregnancy, then why isn’t it OK to risk the life of an unborn baby during pregnancy by doing a seemingly risky weightlifting move?
Actually, there isn’t anything risky about CrossFit training, even doing an Olympic lift like the snatch, if a woman’s trained for it.1
What is risky is going into an abortion clinic, a woman spreading her legs, and having a “doctor” suction out her unborn baby.