Black Pro-Life Advocates Cheer Kourtney Kardashian Choosing Life Over Abortion
by Steven Ertelt
August 21, 2009
Hollywood, CA (LifeNews.com) — African-American pro-life advocates are delighted that reality television star Kourtney Kardashian has chosen life for her unborn child over abortion. In an interview with People magazine that LifeNews.com recently profiled, Kardashian talks at length about her decision-making process.
"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."
Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King and a woman who personally knows the pain and regret that accompanies having an abortion, told LifeNews.com she welcomes Kardashian’s decision.
The courage of Kourtney Kardashian, and the hundreds of young women who are coming to similar conclusions regarding unplanned pregnancies is proof that abortion is not the answer" for women, she said.
King says Kourtney’s story shows that women need help and support in an unplanned pregnancy, not abortion.
Kourtney is singing our song. We’ve been saying this in the Black Community for years. We love our children. We just need help with becoming and being mothers," she said. "This shift in understanding about a womans life, her body and her baby is a welcome addition."
King said she is hopeful because the celebrity said she went online and found the testimonies of women who regretted their abortion decisions.
Kourtneys testimony is so encouraging. She found messages from post-abortive women like myself on the Internet, King adds.
Lorey Carter, a staff member with Care Net, a network of thousands of pregnancy centers in every state that help women in similar situations, says Kardashian’s decision is an encouragement for other young women.
Kudos to Kourtney! She will experience first-hand that an unplanned pregnancy does not mean an unwanted child," Carter said. "Her doctor advised her well in saying that she would not regret having the baby."
"Every day in pregnancy centers across the country, women, who surely are not as wealthy as Kourtney, make the same decision she did, and while they didn’t plan the pregnancy, they are in love with their child," Carter continued.
Carter says the decision is empowering for women like Kourtney.
"Kourtney is an example of how women today do not think like feminists of old. They don’t feel like they have to abort in order to pursue their goals, their dreams, and the future they want," Carter told LifeNews.com.
"They know they can have a baby and still complete school or pursue a career path. Motherhood does not deny a woman her full potential but helps her to embrace it. As many women will attest, they became much more responsible and focused because they had a child depending on them," she concluded.
Related web sites:
Care Net – https://www.care-net.org
Pregnancy Center listings – https://www.pregnancycenters.org
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