My Stance on Abortion Rights

Hi y’all.  I just wanted to take a moment here briefly.  I have gotten some attention from outside sources recently, which is really exciting, but also really scary in that it makes me realize what a huge responsibility I hold to those who are reading who may be in the difficult place.  I am so excited to be able to share what I know with others, and I’m excited to blog about my pregnancy as a journaling tool for myself and to help educate other people.  I hope to create a resource for HG sufferers, their friends and family, and also to make this a place where those same people can feel safe.

Because of this I feel like I need to be clear where I stand on a few issues.

I welcome all to my blog. I value the experiences of my HG sisters, and if you feel moved to tell your story, I welcome that, too. I don’t know any of you in real life, but your experiences and beliefs are valid and precious to me.

I believe that the choice to terminate a pregnancy should be between a woman and her doctor.  I only had a moderate case of HG last time around, but the desperation and hopelessness I felt was unlike anything I’d ever experienced.  I would never judge someone who could not go through it. I understand what it’s like to be afraid pregnancy will kill you. It’s my understanding that many women are told they have no choice but to terminate a very wanted pregnancy because they were not given the same level of care and treatment that I received.   I hope to be the voice out there that tells you there is another option. However, I very much want to make sure that it never sounds like the only valid option is to continue a pregnancy you just can’t handle anymore.

I want this blog to be a place of openness and healing. I will not judge anyone for their views. I do not intend to post further on the issue of abortion rights, nor will I welcome political debate here. Any debate will be deleted, in order to maintain this blog as a safe space for hurting women. That hasn’t happened so far, but I just wanted to make that really clear. I’m not interested in debate. I’m getting attention from different sources now, and I wanted to take a moment and make it clear where I stand.

I will never, ever judge or cast aspersions on any woman who terminates a pregnancy for any reason. This has not happened yet, but I want to pro-actively say that I absolutely will not tolerate anyone casting aspersions in the comments section of my blog about any HGers who have to make that terrible choice. I feel absolutely confident that my regular readers would never do this, but for anyone stumbling across this blog for the first time, I say this: Do not mess with my HG sisters. I will not tolerate it.

8 thoughts on “My Stance on Abortion Rights

  1. Thank you! What an amazing statement! I had mild-moderate HG through my first pregnancy and cannot say enough about how grateful I am to have found your blog!


  2. Thank you for your blog. We have your back too. When the world seems to look down on us, we have each other to hold us up. Again lots of hugs and many thanks.


  3. This is me, a woman who aborted a child in the second trimester for a health issue, exercising a terrific amount of self control.

    I want a lolly, and I want it NOW.

    (((BMS Webmaster???)))


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