Half of abortions are performed on the children of women who are older than 25. There are a lot more of us than you think, and we need your help.
When you think of a woman who finds herself pregnant and single, you think of a poor, uneducated woman, probably under 21 and needing vast amounts of support. This is the prime candidate to scare into having an abortion, the kind of person Planned Parenthood “helps.” She’s supposedly the reason abortion is a beacon of light is for the underserved woman.
When you think of a woman who finds herself pregnant and single, you probably don’t think of an educated woman with a burgeoning career, like that of the 113 lady attorneys who recently declared that having abortions had furthered their careers. You don’t think of a woman who is white, early 30s, her entire life ahead of her, and a committed Christian.
Why don’t you think of the latter? Because it feels like an anomaly. But that’s the category I fell in just two years ago.
I had turned 30 in July, was about to make a move halfway across country to work in a new city with a new start. Instead, I landed in Dallas and realized I was pregnant just two weeks later.
I was a prime candidate to have an abortion. My career was ahead of me, with a brand-new, exciting job on the horizon, and I would have to make major adjustments if I was going to be a single mom. Having a baby at this juncture of my life would no doubt hurt me socially in a new town, I knew. It would probably make finding a home in a new church much more challenging. It could destroy my career, especially as a conservative woman. And what would my family say? My close friends? The father?
Career Women Are an Abortion Demographic
My demographic is part of what keeps the abortion industry in motion. Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups like to think they are in place to serve the poor woman, the women who find themselves pregnant without support, the woman without resources. They are going to save that woman from a life she shouldn’t have to live.
I am wholly convinced, however, that those aren’t the only abortions stealing away generations of children. It is also the 30-somethings, the career women who make their own life decisions without consideration for the lives they might create or the consequences of their actions. I can’t be the only single 30-year-old with a college degree who found herself pregnant. Yet I am the only single mom I know in that category.
Some statistics published by the abortion-supporting Guttmacher Institute help explain why I am the only one “like me” I know. According to a 2008 study, 49 percent of abortions are conducted on women over 25 and 31 percent of women who chose abortion make 200 percent or more than the poverty level, which is approximately $23,000 per year for a single woman with no children.
What’s crazy about that is when I discuss my situation with people who are pro-abortion or pro-Planned Parenthood, they like to remind me that I am privileged. They often don’t realize I was unemployed and alone in a new place when I found out I was pregnant.
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