Actress Amy Brenneman had an abortion in college, and she says she has "never, not once" regretted it.
"In the spring of my junior year at Harvard, my period was late," Brenneman said. "I had been in a relationship for almost two years with a loving and supportive boyfriend. We used birth control, but it malfunctioned. When I learned I was pregnant, I knew immediately and without question that I wanted an abortion. I had no desire to be a mother at that time — I wanted to finish college and start my career."
The NYPD Blue star described the abortion as being painless and said her first thought was "I get my life back!"
"I was grateful that I lived in a country where forced birth was not the law of the land and where motherhood was not a lifelong consequence for a contraception slip," Brenneman said.
I have never, not for one moment, regretted my abortion. My husband of 20 years and I became parents when we had built a home to nurture our children. Indeed, being a parent has only strengthened my commitment to reproductive justice as access to legal abortion allows children a fighting chance to be born into families that desire them and can support them.
Brenneman said she was inspired to tell her story because Nancy Keenan, president of the pro-abortion NARAL, told her that the pro-abortion argument was losing to the pro-life argument because of stories, so she told her story to "connect and learn by the specifics of stories, our own and others'."
There is no other word to describe Brenneman's abortion — and how proud she is of it — than evil. The fact is , as Brenneman readily admits, she had her abortion for no other reason than convenience. Personal responsibility and adoption do not appear to have played into her decision. As she proudly stated, her first thought was "I get my life back!"
But, of course, her life was not the only one in the equation. As LifeSiteNews's Micaiah Bilger writes, "Perhaps the stories that make the most impact are the ones that aren’t told at all. Our knowledge of all the stories that could have been but were lost. The would-be stories of 58 million unborn babies who never had the chance to have one because they were aborted."
Maybe Brenneman wouldn't be so jovial about her abortion if she knew that her aborted baby likely looked something like this:
(h/t: Weasel Zippers)