Activist Defends Bragging About Her Abortion at Democrat Convention: “It Was Overwhelmingly Positive”

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 29, 2016   |   1:04PM   |   Washington, DC

NARAL president Ilyse Hogue spoke to the Democratic national convention on Wednesday and bragged about the abortion she had. Now, she is defending her decision to tell the world how she is glad she aborted her unborn baby.

During her convention speech, Hogue claimed the abortion was the “best decision” for her — ignoring whether it was int he best interests of her unborn child to take his or her life. Hogue eventually called the decision a “compassionate” one. She said:

To succeed in life, all we need are the tools, the trust, and the chance to chart our own path. I was fortunate enough to have these things when I found out I was pregnant years ago. I wanted a family, but it was the wrong time. I made the decision that was best for me – to have an abortion – and was able to get compassionate care at a clinic in my own community. Now, years later, my husband and I are parents to two incredible children.

My story is not unique. About one in three American women have abortions by the age of 45, and the majority are mothers just trying to take care of the families they already have. You see, it’s not as simple as bad girls get abortions and good girls have families. We are the same women at different times in our lives – each making decisions that are the best for us.

Now Hogue is telling the pro-abortion women’s magazine Cosmo that she is glad she talked about aborting her baby and that reaction from abortion advocates and some women who have had abortions has been “overwhelmingly positive.” Here’s that portion of her interview and how the pro-abortion echo chamber has reacted positively:

Why did you decide to talk about abortion at the DNC, in front of thousands of people?

It was really sort of terrifying. It was very, very scary and it felt very, very important. I think that as long as we talk about these issues as abstractions, we’re not actually going to make people feel represented in politics the way they need to feel represented. I knew that when I stood up there and told my story that I was literally being supported by millions of women who needed someone to speak to their experience given the fact that we’re experiencing a crisis in abortion access, which is so central to our equality. It’s kind of, “If not now, when? If not me, who?”

What has the reaction been like?

It’s been pretty overwhelming — overwhelmingly positive. My inbox and my Facebook messenger box are blowing up with women not only thanking me but telling me their own stories. I try to read every single one.

The truth is that many women regret their abortions and wish they had not taken the life of their baby in a difficult circumstance.