Pregnant Hollywood Celeb Kourtney Kardashian Won’t Bow to Abortion Pressure

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 19, 2009   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Pregnant Hollywood Celeb Kourtney Kardashian Won’t Bow to Abortion Pressure

by Steven Ertelt Editor
August 19
, 2009

Hollywood, CA ( — Pregnant Hollywood celebrity Kourtney Kardashian says in a new interview that she will not bow to pressure to have an abortion. Kardashian, the sister of the even-more-famous Kim Kardashian, says she has been agonizing over the decision about what to do with her baby.

News surfaced recently that Kardashian became pregnant by her boyfriend Scott Disick, who is reportedly supportive of whatever decision she makes. but urged her to have the baby.

"He wanted me to talk about it more, but I just kept to myself," she says. "He said, ‘I really want you to keep it, but I will support you whatever you decide to do.’"

Kardashian tells People magazine that she is like many single women who face an unplanned pregnancy — she considered abortion and having the baby but said she "wasn’t thinking about adoption."

The 30-year-old star of "Khloe and Kourtney Take Miami," a spin-off of the highly-rated show "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" is about four months pregnant.

She told People magazine that she "definitely thought about it long and hard, about if I wanted to keep the baby or not."

The celebrity also said friends and colleagues suggested she have an abortion.

"I can’t even tell you how many people just say ‘Oh, get an abortion.’ Like it’s not a big deal," she said.

But, after talking with her physician about abortion risks and reading up on the Internet about the myriad of medical and mental health problems women have following an abortion, she decided against it.

"I called my best friend crying, and I was like, ‘I don’t know what to do.’ She said, ‘Call your doctor, and at least find out the risks and stuff,’" she explained.

"I looked online, and I was sitting on the bed hysterically crying, reading these stories of people who felt so guilty from having an abortion," she recalls. "I was reading these things of how many people are traumatized by it afterwards."

"I was just sitting there crying, thinking, ‘I can’t do that,’ " she says. "And I felt in my body, this is meant to be. God does things for a reason, and I just felt like it was the right thing that was happening in my life."
"For me, all the reasons why I wouldn’t keep the baby were so selfish," she told People. "It wasn’t like I was raped, it’s not like I’m 16. I’m 30 years old, I make my own money, I support myself, I can afford to have a baby. And I’m with someone who I love."

Despite her own pro-life decision to keep her baby, Kardashian said in the interview she supports legal abortions but is part of the large majority of Americans who thinks some abortion decisions are flippant.

"I do think every woman should have the right to do what they want, but I don’t think it’s talked through enough," she said.

In the end, Kardashian told People that she made her own decision.

"I really wanted to think it through for myself, and not hear what my sisters were saying, or what Scott was saying. Even though I took it all in, I wanted it to be my decision," she says.

"My doctor told me there is nothing you will ever regret about having the baby, but he was like, ‘You may regret not having the baby.’ And I was like: That is so true," she said. "And it just hit me. I got so excited, and when I told Scott he was so excited."

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