Bristol Palin Glad Abortions Are On The Decline, Says ‘More Women Are Doing the Right Thing’
12:30 pm, November 26th | by Laura Donovan
The CDC just announced that the number and rate of reported abortions for 2009 decreased 5 percent, giving “Dancing with the Stars” finalist and single mom Bristol Palin cause for celebration.
“When I got pregnant, I was only 17 and pretty scared,” the reality star writes in a new blog post. “In other words, I feel compassion for people who are experiencing unplanned pregnancies and who are dealing with issues they’ve never had to consider. I wrote about the moment I realized I was pregnant in my book ‘Not Afraid of Life’”:
Baby. Just the thought of it was so staggering. I wasn’t afraid of taking care of one, because I’d taken care of Willow, Piper, and my cousins for years. The scary part was being a teen mom. Being alone. Being a disappointment to my family.
Now that she’s got her adorable toddler, she wholeheartedly believes she “did the right thing in having Tripp, and it looks like many other people are deciding to have their babies too!” The author goes on to write: “On Wednesday, the CDC announced that abortion rates have decline 5%. What a wonderful development – it was a great thing to find out during Thanksgiving Week!”
I’d say we can all be happy about that, in part because the decision to abort one’s child cannot be easy and we could all benefit from fewer traumatic experiences.