British TV star Carol McGiffin recently admitted that she is not ashamed of her two abortions.
McGiffin, a panelist on the talk show “Loose Women,” spoke about aborting both her unborn babies recently in reaction to news about dropping fertility rates, according to the entertainment blog Good To Know.
“I always feel that women who choose not to procreate are endlessly having to explain themselves, whereas women who choose to have children don’t,” she told The Sun. “We are also often labeled as selfish because we only have ourselves to look after. But there are plenty of people out there who have kids without thinking enough about it.”
McGiffin said she had an abortion at age 28 and another at age 38. She said they were “accidental pregnancies” because she was on the birth control pill both times.
She admitted that she did not even tell the father of her second unborn child. McGiffin said it was a one-night stand, and he did not need to know.
“I mean, what would have been the point?” she told The Sun. “His opinion simply didn’t matter to me because I had no intention of allowing myself to be connected to him for the rest of my life by carrying on with the pregnancy and having his baby.”
McGiffin said she is “not ashamed” of her two abortions, but that “doesn’t mean I’m proud of what I did either.”
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I didn’t want to have the terminations for all the obvious reasons. I’m not totally heartless — there were potential lives that had, I suppose, already been created — and I feel for all the women who would have given anything to be in my situation.
But I don’t regret anything because I know absolutely that if I hadn’t done what I did, I’d definitely have regretted it more.
Which made them both very easy decisions to make. I just knew it was the right thing to do.
She claimed that some women have children for reasons that are even more selfish than her decision not to. These include women who have children “to look after them when they’re old, in order to get benefits or a council house, to keep a marriage together, or because they are bored with the life they’ve got and it gives them something else to do,” McGiffin said. “I’d say those people are a lot more selfish than me.”
From an early age, she said she knew she did not want children. She said she watched her mother struggle to raise her and her three siblings as a single mother after her father left, and those struggles were the reason why she decided to remain childless.
But McGiffin was a mother. From the moment of her unborn babies’ conception, she was a mother. Her two aborted babies were unique, living human beings with their own DNA and, almost certainly, beating hearts. Even she seemed to recognize this when she admitted that they were “potential lives that had … already been created.”
Tragically, many women choose to live in denial rather than recognize the painful truth that they destroyed their own children’s lives. And the abortion industry tells them that it’s ok.
Pro-life advocates offer compassion to women who recognize the truth and want to heal and forgive themselves. Post-abortion healing programs like Rachel’s Vineyard and Surrender the Secret have helped countless women to heal from their loss and mourn the lives of their unborn babies.