I'm both amused and dismayed by the passionate denunciations in the comments section of this blog post. The commenters are sure that Giselle is a skank, Brady is a cad, and Brigid is a victim. Could be true, who knows what really happened except for Brigid and Tom? The commenters write as if they were intimate friends with the celebrities, which I doubt very much. Such is our modern age that people get emotionally overwrought by the lives of celebrities. Perhaps celebrities replace the gladiators, royalty, and saints of earlier ages, the larger-than-life people that many ordinary folks looked up to and measured themselves by. Yeeks.
In the finger-pointing and denunciations, they've missed the point of Eagan's op-ed, which is that 1) single motherhood unfortunately no longer carries a social stigma and 2) the baby will no doubt suffer from not having a father. Eagan doesn't blame the actress, the model or the quarterback, she laments that our society has lost its moral bearings. It's wonderful that Brigid didn't abort their baby, but it's a shame that their child will have no father around. That's just not something to be happy about.