British Woman Who Had Five Abortions Before 35: “Timing Wasn’t Right” for a Baby

International   |   Dave Andrusko   |   Oct 7, 2013   |   5:35PM   |   Washington, DC

Stories like this one from the British publication, The Mirror, are guaranteed to drive our benighted opposition crazy.

Not that they’d judge the decision of businesswoman Trudy Perry (right) to abort five babies. It’s only does she have to splash it all over the tabloids?

You can read Angela Carless’s story here.  You will be horrified and be able to comment probably better than I could. So this will be brief.

In a nutshell all these abortions came about (as part of the headline suggests) “because timing wasn’t right.” Relationships came and went; babies came and went. Perry could never find the right guy at the right time. Since the moon and the stars never aligned just right, she had abortions at ages 15, 19 (twins), 24, 28, and 32. The babies ranged in ages from 12 weeks to 20 weeks. Each time, wrong time, wrong man.

The reader is supposed to both feel sorry for her (“As I approach my 50th birthday, I can’t help looking back on my life and the choices I’ve made”) and be impressed by the depth of her wisdom ( “I’ve learned you have to live with the choices you make”). Unless you are one of her five unborn babies, that is.



Perry concludes with this:

“While I am embarrassed that I’ve had three husbands, I’m not ashamed of the abortions.

“Life is not perfect and while I am sad that my children were never born, I feel so lucky that I have finally found the man who is perfect for me [her partner, Graham].”

I will leave it to you, our readers, to comment on that. Note: Dave Andrusko is the editor of National Right to Life News and an author and editor of several books on abortion topics. This post originally appeared in his National Right to Life News Today —- an online column on pro-life issues.