A Media Site Asked People To Share Their 'Abortion Stories' - and Got More Than They Bargained For

Brittany M. Hughes | December 27, 2021
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For abortion lovers, even Christmas Day – a celebration of the greatest unplanned pregnancy story in history, from mankind’s perspective – is an opportunity to push a life-ending procedure that leaves a baby dead and a woman victimized.

Or, at least, that’s what one media outlet thought when they put out a blast on Twitter asking people to share their stories of having had abortions.

In a particularly ill-timed tweet on the holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, FiveThirtyEight, a public opinion and political analysis website owned by ABC News, tweeted, “Do you have an abortion story? We want to hear from you,” along with an article decrying recent legislative attacks on the “right” to murder a child.

“If you’ve had an abortion and are willing to share your experience with us, please fill out the form below and we may follow up with you to hear more,” the attached article read, adding, “We’re particularly interested in hearing from people who have had abortions over the past 10 years, but we’d love to hear your story even if you had an abortion less recently. Whatever you want to share, we are grateful for your willingness to tell your story."

But the responses weren’t at all what they were expecting. Here are just a few of the avalanche of testimonies the tweet unleashed:

Literally hundreds of people showed up to share their “abortion” stories of how choosing life turned out to be the greatest gift of all. From women who’d survived rape to young, unprepared moms and couples whose adopted children are alive today because of the selflessness of their birth mothers, story after story after story proved the joy and value of rejecting abortion and choosing life.

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