An abortion survivor explains why she is pro-abortion in a bizarre story for the Irish Times published Sunday, saying she is happy to be alive, but holds no hard feelings toward her mother for trying to kill her.
Her mom clearly couldn’t “handle” a pregnancy at the time, and made the right choice to abort, the unnamed abortion survivor explains. She was raised by her older brother for the first year of her life, because her mom had become suicidal following her birth.
She found out about the abortion attempt when she was about 14 years old, but to this day is a proponent of a woman’s “right” to end the life of her unborn child.
“We had a fight and my mum said, ‘I should have aborted you – and I did!’” the survivor recalls.
“I was like, ‘What?’”
“She said, ‘Yeah, I did try to abort you with pills.’”
While she acknowledges it’s painful to be unwanted by your mother, especially as a teenager, the abortion survivor maintains she understands why her life should have been ended, and has “turned out okay.”
“I was never mad at her,” the survivor tells the Irish Times. “When I was a teenager I couldn’t understand why she didn’t want me. But when you study the country, the situation . . . I give every right to my mum. If I were her, I probably would have aborted. It has nothing to do with her maternal instincts – she already had two kids. It’s just that it wasn’t the right time.”
“I turned out okay and I’m happy to have experienced life,” she added. “But now that I have experienced it, I know how it is. When you’re not born, you have no idea. You don’t care, because you don’t know. Am I glad that she didn’t succeed? I don’t really care. I am glad I am alive, but not necessarily because I am glad my mother didn’t do it. I shouldn’t have a say in it. It’s her body. It’s her choice.”
Another woman stuck with a baby she didn’t want after a botched abortion is now suing the government of Australia and her doctor for money to raise the child, and to deal with the psychological trauma she’s endured as a result of the pregnancy.
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