Pro-life people have frequently said that if an abortion is ever shown on television that it would change millions of minds against abortion. Now, MTV is doing just that: filming one of its reality show stars having an abortion.
With MTV at the helm, the abortion will likely be sanitized and shown as nothing more than a routine medical procedure — which will make it less likely to have much of an impact on abortion attitude or opinion. Further complicating the issue is the fact that Teen Mom 2’s trouble-plagued star Jenelle Evans is defending her decision to have an abortion. That sets up what will likely be a pro-abortion spin on what could be an opportunity to talk about how abortion kills unborn children and hurts women.
The teen mother in this case is 22-years-old and she tells The Stir she has no regret about her abortion — yet.
MTV was like, “Do you want to film it?” And I said, “Yeah.” They said, “Are you sure,” and I said, “Yes.”
They’re like, “OK, you know a lot of backlash is going to come from this.” I’m like, “Yeah, I know. It’s OK.”
On choosing abortion:
At the time, when I filmed it and everything, I didn’t know I was going to meet Nathan or have a baby or anything like that. You don’t know what the future’s going to hold.
At the time I needed to do what I needed to do. I wasn’t in the best situation. I was living back at my mom’s, just got arrested for a felony charge, and I mean, I was in such a depressed state. It was just … my body was so out of whack. I was sick, so I went to the doctor for bronchitis, and that’s when they told me I was pregnant.
I just couldn’t be with Courtland Rogers because he was abusive. He’s not a good father figure. He has a child already and he’s not involved in their life.
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On her regrets:
I don’t regret the abortion. I think I’m prepared for the backlash. I just don’t want people judging me off the abortion for this new pregnancy. I want them to understand why I did it and where I was at and where I am now and how much better I am now and that it’s OK to have a baby now.
Evens says she will eventually tell her son Jace that she decided to abort his brother or sister. Research shows siblings of people killed in abortions face depression and mental health issue of their own.