Abortion Activist To Her Abortionist: Thank You for Aborting My Baby

Opinion   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Mar 9, 2018   |   4:15PM   |   Washington, DC

The abortion industry has managed to convince too many women that they need to abort their unborn babies if they want to live successful lives.

Thus, Bustle writer Amanda Chatel penned a thank you column to her abortionist for killing her unborn child in 2005 and, in her mind, giving her the chance to pursue her career and travel the world.

“I have the life I have today because of my abortion,” Chatel wrote. “And, of all the choices I’ve made in my life, my abortion is definitely one of the best. I do not regret it; I’ll never regret it.”

Chatel had an abortion in March 2005 after admittedly being irresponsible about taking her birth control pills. She did not discover she was pregnant until about 11 weeks. By that time, her unborn baby already had a heartbeat and brain waves. He or she already may have experienced hiccups or even sucked their thumbs.

Having recently moved to New York City to pursue a writing career, Chatel said she quickly decided to have an abortion. She said she felt so groggy after her abortion that she never got the chance to thank the abortionist or nurse who calmed her fears before she went through with the abortion.

Remembering that day, Chatel said she was afraid that the abortion clinic nurses were judging her and asked them if they were.

“‘Of course not,’ I remember her saying. ‘This is your right, your decision, and I’m not in the position to judge what a woman decides to do with her body.’ I will remember those words for as long as I live,” she wrote.

Chatel thanked the nurse for showing her respect and the abortionist for “her career,” claiming it never would have been possible if they hadn’t killed her unborn baby.

“Had I decided not to terminate, there’s no way in hell my career would have ever come to fruition. I would have had to move back to my parents’ house, gotten a job there, and kissed my dreams goodbye,” she wrote.

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She concluded:

Since my abortion, I’ve seen my career as a writer take off. I’m not only fortunate to write for Bustle, but I’ve seen my work in other publications and on other sites, too. I’ve been married. I’ve loved, I’ve lost. I’ve traveled to 33 countries. I’ve seen Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia at dawn. (Which I highly recommend.) I’ve swam with sharks in Cape Town, South Africa. I’ve been to Tokyo during cherry blossom season. My life is beautiful. Even on days when I’m not feeling so great — as the grey days of winter tend to do that — I’m grateful for who I am, where I’ve been, and the experiences that have enriched my life. None of this would have been possible had I not terminated my pregnancy.

Chatel said she has plans to volunteer at an elephant sanctuary in Thailand, too. All – supposedly – because she sacrificed her own baby’s life.

Her letter was full of shallow praise and happiness, but it truly was a tragedy to read about someone who so fully bought into the deception that women are not strong enough or capable enough to bear children and achieve their dreams, that women must kill their own children to compete with men.

Pro-life advocates believe women can do both, and provide them with the support and encouragement they and their babies need. Every human being deserves to be encouraged and supported, to be told that they can, to be lifted up, to be valued.