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This Woman Shares What It’s Like To Be An Unwanted Child And Makes A Powerful Point Supporting Abortion Rights
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This Woman Shares What It’s Like To Be An Unwanted Child And Makes A Powerful Point Supporting Abortion Rights

Back in 2012, the world was shaken by the tragic story of Savita Halappanavar. She passed away due to a medical misadventure after her doctors refused to perform an abortion when she was suffering from a septic miscarriage. This whole tragedy caught everyone’s attention and so it began a battle for legal abortions in Ireland. On 25 May 2018, a referendum was held, and with 66.40% of people voting pro-choice, abortions were legalized in the Republic of Ireland.

While everyone was talking about the referendum, one Imgur user known as TheUnwantedWoman decided to share her story and portray a very unique side of abortions, explaining how they actually change people’s lives. She started her story by quoting those who constantly use “but think of the unborn child!” as an argument. TheUnwantedWoman was willing to show a different point of view, one that reveals the reality of children who feel unwanted in their own families. She titled her story “My voice mattered,” stating that she often wishes her mom would have been allowed to perform an abortion.

After the user shared her story, people started writing comments, encouraging her and supporting the referendum in Ireland. Scroll down to read her story yourself

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On May 25th, 2018  abortions were legalized in the Republic of Ireland

One woman decided to share her story and encourage people to vote pro-choice

Image credits: Christina VanMeter (not an actual photo)

Image credits: rubberduck1951 (not an actual photo)

Many people commented on the user’s post to show their support

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Agnes Jekyll
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You are 27 but can't have your tubes tied until you've had a child or your husband gives you permission! That is so sick and backwards words fail me. I'm so sorry about your parents. Thank you for posting.

Katrina
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Having your husband's permission is required in many places in the US too. It's not just Ireland that has it.

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Nostalgic Hyena
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I agree - I'd rather someone have no child then them having a child just to abuse.

JP
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This story is for all of you Pro-life proponents. This just happened in our area. Woman got pregnant, but she didn't want the baby. Boyfriend didn't want the baby either. They were young and listened to their families and had/kept the baby. Fast forward a year, the baby is 4 months old. Police get a call of an unresponsive baby. Find this 4-month old in a baby swing, dead. The diaper hadn't been changed in over two weeks. The baby was malnourished, had maggots in the diaper area, had cigarette burn marks all over it's little body, old fractures and other signs of horrific abuse. Now, the point of this is: Listen when someone says they do not want a baby! Listen the them! There are worse things than abortion! Much, much worse. Horrifically worse. Tragically worse. We must keep the choice of abortion available to everyone, absolutely must. This scenario happens all over. I would much rather these 'parents' abort the baby than have it and abuse it.

Yukobuz
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4 years ago

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Easy answer: Baby bead in swing? Murder. Baby aborted? Murder. The couple goes to jail for both. Problem solved

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Agnes Jekyll
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You are 27 but can't have your tubes tied until you've had a child or your husband gives you permission! That is so sick and backwards words fail me. I'm so sorry about your parents. Thank you for posting.

Katrina
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Having your husband's permission is required in many places in the US too. It's not just Ireland that has it.

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Nostalgic Hyena
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I agree - I'd rather someone have no child then them having a child just to abuse.

JP
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This story is for all of you Pro-life proponents. This just happened in our area. Woman got pregnant, but she didn't want the baby. Boyfriend didn't want the baby either. They were young and listened to their families and had/kept the baby. Fast forward a year, the baby is 4 months old. Police get a call of an unresponsive baby. Find this 4-month old in a baby swing, dead. The diaper hadn't been changed in over two weeks. The baby was malnourished, had maggots in the diaper area, had cigarette burn marks all over it's little body, old fractures and other signs of horrific abuse. Now, the point of this is: Listen when someone says they do not want a baby! Listen the them! There are worse things than abortion! Much, much worse. Horrifically worse. Tragically worse. We must keep the choice of abortion available to everyone, absolutely must. This scenario happens all over. I would much rather these 'parents' abort the baby than have it and abuse it.

Yukobuz
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4 years ago

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Easy answer: Baby bead in swing? Murder. Baby aborted? Murder. The couple goes to jail for both. Problem solved

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