A woman who bravely decided to keep her unplanned baby is speaking out about her belief that abortion “doesn’t give choice” and that it instead “gives fear” and “feeds on hesitation and doubt.”
That woman, identified only as “Jen” by pro-life group Save the Storks, shared that she was single, broke undergraduate student when she discovered that she was pregnant. What followed this news was a realization that profoundly changed her views.
“I used to be like many of my pro-choice friends. I understand the temptation behind abortion,” Jen wrote. “The ‘quick fix’ solution can be an easy sell when your demographic is a terrified woman.”
But it was her own pregnancy that altered her perspective. At first, Jen said she was flooded with a barrage of reasons why she felt totally “unqualified” to be a mom, many of which pointed to her unsettled position in life. Soon, though, she started thinking of the qualities that would make her a good mother, including her nurturing character, intelligence and love for others.
“It was also a surprising revelation that above all else, I felt that God knew I was qualified to be a mother,” Jen wrote.
She ended up keeping her child, and went on to explain in her short op-ed why she supports abortion restrictions.
“It is not because I hate your right to choose, it is because I know from experience that you are capable,” she explained. “Capable of facing uncertainty, standing up for yourself and knowing that you don’t need to kill a child to reach your full potential.”
Jen continued: “So when you speak to me about abortion, your rights, and your choice and I don’t respond with the same enthusiasm, know it is because I think you are worth more than your right to kill.”
Read the rest of Jen’s story on the Save the Storks website.
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