Is it just us or does it seem odd that FiveThirtyEight would choose Christmas, the day when Christians around the world celebrate the birth of “a dark-skinned, Black, North African man with dreadlocks,” to ask for stories about ending life? It actually a good idea to talk about abortion, and FiveThirtyEight got responses from people who wanted to tell their stories. They probably weren’t all what they expected, though.
Do you have an abortion story? We want to hear from you. https://t.co/y6rFyFfnHt
— FiveThirtyEight (@FiveThirtyEight) December 25, 2021
So many amazingly good comments on this thread. https://t.co/noC47mBfTz
— Josh Steimle (@joshsteimle) December 27, 2021
The comments are beautiful 😊 https://t.co/p4avhfyVaH
— Oluwadara (@OluwadaraDaily) December 27, 2021
The replies to this will give you hope. https://t.co/cTMamK7Dms
— Mairead Elordi (@JohnsonHildy) December 26, 2021
— Michael Bates 🇺🇸🇬🇧🇦🇺🇳🇿🇮🇪 (@BatesLine) December 27, 2021
The stories in the replies.
— Rachel French (@GrowLikeProtea) December 27, 2021
it is interesting how many responses to this talk about doctors presenting or recommended abortion as an option due to test results about potential issues with the child
and the child later turns out to be “perfectly healthy”
— Anders Eigen (@AndersEigen) December 27, 2021
I was born with a minor genetic condition. My mother's Dr suggested abortion because I wouldn't live a normal life. My parents said no. I'm living a normal life.
I want no more abortion stories. I want more birth stories. https://t.co/PgPE4JSMck
— Supreme Crusader (@SupremeCrusader) December 26, 2021
My mother was screamed at by a doctor who demanded she abort my younger sister with Edward's syndrome; he insulted her and even threatened to drag her away. I was there; only 3, but I remember it. Since then, I have always been pro-life, even at my worst. Deo gratias. https://t.co/KRYYnmrBqu
— Dr. Max, DVM (@DrWhiteDVM) December 26, 2021
My parents were told my sister would have Down Syndrome. They said if that is how she will be, we don't care. She was born just fine, well not as cool as me but pretty close. https://t.co/DRF1YzV0sE
— 🏴☠️InTylerWeTrust🏴☠️🥃🌻 (@bourbonislife80) December 27, 2021
At the ultrasound for my 2nd pregnancy we were told our baby had Down Syndrome and her heart was incompatible with life. They encouraged us to end the pregnancy. She's completely healthy. pic.twitter.com/RgR8haX15s
— Sarah (@sarah_wxtx) December 26, 2021
Our first pregnancy had complications. We were told there was a chance of genetic disorder & were asked if we wanted to abort.
We didn’t. He’s my amazing 13 year old son, & I can’t imagine life without him. pic.twitter.com/iyr91KLrAr
— Vance Russell (@vancetherussell) December 26, 2021
I was told my baby didn’t have a heart beat at 10 weeks and that we should do a DNC right away… I said no. Almost 10 years later, my perfectly healthy son is sitting right beside me.
— Crystal Tucker (@Mrs_Tucker10) December 26, 2021
My Son celebrated his 15th birthday. The Dr told my wife she was high risk and should abort him. He plays piano, loves @Browns and Loves the Lord… His name is Jacob! May this encourage someone…
— Efrain Munoz (@e615munoz) December 27, 2021
Nephew’s wife was pregnant with twins. She was told to abort because the one twin wouldn’t make it and would likely kill her brother too. She left it up to God and now they have 2 healthy, beautiful 5 yr olds.
— Sarah (@Sayre25) December 26, 2021
My mom found out she was pregnant. Planned Parenthood just wanted to schedule “the procedure.” She sought another opinion, decided against abortion, had me and my twin, 2 more kids, a career, 4 grandkids and counting.
— thelonerangersnephewshorse (@gtrswhiskeyguns) December 26, 2021
Unwed & pregnant,a family member encouraged me to get an abortion & made me an appointment. I went & was told there was no risk, an obvious lie. NOTHING comes without risk. I left & never went back. My beautiful boy is now 38 years old & the world is a better place with him in it
— Laura Chamberlain (@Pebbles78623) December 26, 2021
My future daughter in law went twice to the abortion clinic. They couldn’t do it. 24 years later, almost college graduate and I have my first great granddaughter. Unbelievably blessed. pic.twitter.com/G4mCWCU3gP
— Nancy Gernand (@GernandNancy) December 27, 2021
This is my oldest son Isaac and me. I found out I was pregnant with him when I was 20 and in school. Friends told me to abort but I didn’t. He’s the most amazing human and now I have 4. pic.twitter.com/CUtMqYXNcZ
— Jessica Moyer (@prolifejessica) December 27, 2021
My best friend got pregnant when she was 15 yrs old and scheduled an abortion. In the waiting room she changed her mind, decided to love her baby and walked out. Her daughter is now in her 30's and is also a mother…all because my friend decided not to kill her baby that day.
— Renée ✝️🇺🇸 ~ Happy New Year 🥂! (@Rene26950639) December 26, 2021
My mother was 15 when she got pregnant with me. Didn’t go to the appt she made for an abortion. I’ve been married for 30 years and have two amazing children. One a CPA, the other in the navy. My life isn’t significant to most, but it certainly is to my husband and children.
— Mimi P (@mimiP7192) December 26, 2021
I'm a mother because my son's birth mother was an amazing woman who selflessly carried him instead of aborting and gave me the honor of raising him. ❤️ https://t.co/Pl709QKPqZ
— Hannah Burton (@nvmtheburtons) December 27, 2021
My son was born extremely prematurely to a single mother who lived in the projects. Rather than abort him, she gave him life and allowed us to adopt him. He’s the handsomest and sweetest young man you could ever meet. I thank God for him every day.
— Nick Searcy, INSURRECTIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) December 26, 2021
Yes, I found out on my 19th birthday I was pregnant. Friends tried to talk me into an abortion because I was young. My son is now 15 years old and 1 of 3 of my greatest gifts and blessings. https://t.co/Xk4TisTPF5
— Natalie F Danelishen (@Chesschick01) December 26, 2021
Yeah, my birth mother didn't abort me. I then became the luckiest adopted kid ever with the family that chose me https://t.co/0bxiq622vL
— Mike aka HAM (@Merica_Media) December 27, 2021
— Hunter Ainsworth (@HAAinsworth) December 26, 2021
Yes. I talked to my ex into not aborting our child. She walked away 6 months later and I kept the baby and raised her. https://t.co/UPnVBRcB0D
— WeaponizD'1 (@WeaponizD1) December 25, 2021
Yes, my wife told me she was pregnant, we had a choice to abort or keep the baby. She's now 3-years-old and loves life, we're thinking of having another. I had no idea how to be a dad as my mother raised me alone. Married 7-years. Thank God we stayed the course. https://t.co/XsGYauatps pic.twitter.com/tvq4vrhGcZ
— Brandon Holthaus (@RealHoltzy) December 27, 2021
Yea, I do.
My mother was having an affair with a married man in late 1981. She was also in the last half of a chemistry related degree.
She got pregnant. Pregnant women couldnt do the lab work required to finish her degree. She could have gotten an abortion. She didn't. I lived https://t.co/RufoWH1vkU
— yeeted71 (@yeeted71) December 26, 2021
My Father-in-law was born poor&black in rural, segregated MI. His mother tried to abort him; procedure failed. He went on to be pastor who lifted the lives of countless others; 4 children, 9 grandchildren &6 great grandchildren. A stunning legacy bc one baby survived abortion https://t.co/AXBz1IfSJL
— Kira (@RealKiraDavis) December 26, 2021
I did a pro-life talk a couple of years ago at a high school.
One of the boys looked very angry throughout the talk.
He walked up to me afterwards.
And broke down crying, saying I made him pro-life.
He was angry because he was grieving.
His girlfriend had an abortion. https://t.co/oNZ3tDqiHU
— Samuel Sey (@SlowToWrite) December 27, 2021
Not really my story, but I was the only child my parents did not abort. I have their three grandchildren that they love more than anything in the world. I hate to think of all the missing siblings and nieces and nephews I was cheated out of. https://t.co/1z7KD4bjyK
— MonsterMom (@crazyrightmeoww) December 26, 2021
My mom got pregnant out of wedlock and was freaking out so she went to planned Parenthood because she was told they would help. They told her she could either kill me or leave and that they had no other options. Luckily my mom is not murderous or impulsive so here we are https://t.co/oV7wh8XBvc
— Tanner Joseph (@lostandfoundtr1) December 27, 2021
They really tweeted this on Christmas. https://t.co/mTQvC4SmmE
— Rellvolver Ocelot (@Rell__Lauren) December 26, 2021
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) December 26, 2021
On Christmas Day, let's talk about abortions, why don't we? It is, after all, the most natural of things to talk about on a day when Christians celebrate a birth.
These fucking people, I swear. https://t.co/WbXm4tdv4c
— Simon Templar (@fridryk) December 25, 2021
The replies just go on and on … it’s the best ratio we’ve seen. Now we wonder what FiveThirtyEight will do with all of this material?
Live Action's satirical PSA featuring men extolling the virtues of abortion is a 'pitch perfect representation of Abortion Bros on Twitter' https://t.co/lwWi8mjQKS
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 14, 2021