06/10/2011 10:10 am ET | Updated Aug 10, 2011

Huma Abedin Pregnancy: An Editorial Dilemma

The news that Anthony Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, is pregnant had been known and agonized over in newsrooms, including this one, for more than 24 hours before it was reported on Wednesday night.

It presented one of the toughest editorial dilemmas in recent memory. Abedin was an innocent victim in the story of her husband's inappropriate behavior, and reporting her pregnancy -- that of a 35-year-old woman in her first trimester -- would have added the insult of invasion of medical privacy to the already considerable emotional injuries she's sustained this week. Yet it was a big part of the biggest story of the moment. What's an editor to do?