On abortion and real love

MargaretAnn Leithart  ·  Mar 29, 2018

Member MargaretAnn Leithart volunteers at the North Jefferson Women’s Center in Fultondale, Alabama. This essay is dedicated to the Center’s Director, Julie McLendon.

I have the privilege of being able to counsel a lot of women who are seeking abortions. I can tell you that the majority of them are seeking to end their pregnancies, not because they feel like it would be a fun thing to do, but because they are scared out of their minds and feel that they have no other option.

Many of them are in situations that are incredibly difficult, and will become more so with a child involved. I’ve seen drug addicts, women with abusive boyfriends and husbands, girls whose parents will kick them to the curb if they knew they were pregnant, women who are completely alone and have no support system for raising a healthy child. In those cases, I have no idea what to tell them. ...

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