Britney Spears has revealed she had an abortion while she was dating Justin Timberlake. But contrary to the narrative that the media and the pro-abortion lobby push, this wasn’t a good thing. It wasn’t ‘a good day’ – ironically – and her experience exposes a number of myths around the pro-abortion pro-killing narrative.
Britney Spears has revealed she had an abortion while she was dating Justin Timberlake. But contrary to the narrative that the media and the pro-abortion lobby push, this wasn’t a good thing. It wasn’t a good day – ironically.
So last week the media were fascinated with the revelation that Britney Spears had an abortion. According to a report on Newshub,
“It was a surprise, but for me, it wasn’t a tragedy. I loved Justin so much. I always expected us to have a family together one day. This would just be much earlier than I’d anticipated,” Spears wrote. “But Justin definitely wasn’t happy about the pregnancy. He said we weren’t ready to have a baby in our lives, that we were way too young.”
The couple began dating in 1999 and split in 2002.
Spears also firmly implied Timberlake had been responsible for her getting the procedure amid her own fears and religious beliefs.
“If it had been left up to me alone, I never would have done it. And yet Justin was so sure that he didn’t want to be a father. To this day, it’s one of the most agonizing things I have ever experienced in my life,” she wrote in the memoir.
Here’s the coverage from Entertainment Tonight
Ironically USAToday wrote
Spears’ statements underscore the benefits that male partners receive from having access to abortion care — an often overlooked aspect of reproductive health in light of Roe v. Wade’s downfall last year that, if ignored in society and politics alike, perpetuates the idea that abortion is solely a women’s issue.
“Abortion is a highly stigmatized form of healthcare, and women almost always bear the brunt of the stigma and shame around abortion,” said Bethany Everett, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Utah. “Yet, there are likely many people, including male partners, who don’t want to become parents or have another child, who also benefit from abortion access — benefits that are rarely recognized by the broader public or policy makers.”
Ugh! So we need abortion rights to protect boyfriends who can’t commit and are spineless pathetic excuses for being a real man facing up to your responsibility.
So the term is “agonising” – but for 2 reasons – emotional and physical. Which doesn’t quite fit the pro-abortion narrative – but this whole story exposes a number of myths around the pro-abortion pro-killing narrative.
1. The first myth is that abortion is a choice between a woman and her doctor only
Clearly this is false, and Britney’s experience is just one of many examples. Coercion by someone else e.g. a boyfriend, and even inner coercion by the woman herself that this is the only real option – to kill the unborn child – is very common. And it was an issue raised in New Zealand during the recent debate – but quickly kicked to touch and ignored by abortion-obsessed politicians.
Lila Rose from LiveAction who spoke at our conference earlier this year wrote in response to this story that it’s common for women to be pressured into abortions they don’t truly want. Studies show that 64% of women who have undergone an abortion did so due to pressure from parents, boyfriends, employers, and friends. Additional research published by the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons reported that 73.8% of women with a history of abortion experienced “at least subtle forms of pressure” to abort.
Here’s the interesting thing. Spears’ own sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, has said she was pressured to have an abortion by her family and others when she became pregnant at 16 while starring in a successful Nickelodeon television show. She ultimately chose life for her daughter.
Jamie Lynn said her circle told her “It will kill your career. You are just too young. You don’t know what you’re doing. There are pills you can take. We can help you take care of this problem… I know a doctor,’” adding that “everyone around me just wanted to make this ‘issue’ disappear” and that “everyone was certain that termination would be the best course of action.”
Research shows that of the 64% of women who said they were pressured into an abortion, 65% showed signs of trauma, including symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. In addition, women who were coerced into abortions appear to have a 65% higher risk of clinical depression and a 6-7x higher rate of suicide compared to women who give birth.
2. The second myth is that abortion is empowerment.
Clearly it’s not. Britney says “To this day, it’s one of the most agonizing things I have ever experienced in my life.” She doesn’t say whether that’s emotional or physical. She refers to it as “excruciating pain. She was crying and sobbing.” So it’s quite likely both. Britney appears to have had no power on that day. She was a victim to an obsessive and lying abortion ideology rammed down on our young people by the cultural leftist elite and media, but she was also a victim to bad choices that she made.
3. The third myth is that abortion is just like removing a wart or having a tooth pulled or having cosmetic surgery.
Has Britney written about her tooth extraction or her wart removal? Why the big deal over an abortion?
Why? Because it is a big deal. No matter how many times pro abortion people try to argue “it’s not a baby – it’s not a person – it’s not a human being”, we all know the truth.
There’s a campaign to shout your abortion – to try and normalise it. To try and remove the stigma. But the stigma is there for a good healthy reason. The health of the unborn child. The health of the mother. The health of the family.
It’s always interesting that those things that go against what is true and moral and right have to be shouted and rammed down in our culture, and any dissenting opinion must be cancelled.
But women suffer the consequences. And the unborn child suffers the consequence of bad decision making.
And that leads on to our last myth that pro-abortion people use.
4. Women have an abortion and then get on with their life. They never have regrets. It doesn’t affect them mentally.
In 2021, we published “Abortion and the Physical and Mental Health of Women – A review of the evidence for health professionals” written by Australian bioethicist Dr Gregory Pike. It summarises the considerable international research undertaken on the physical and psychological impact on women, and also on the circumstances surrounding the decision-making process. It concludes that while studies on abortion have sometimes yielded inconsistent results, there is a clear correlation between abortion and adverse psychological outcomes.
A University of Otago study in 2008 found that women who had an abortion faced a 30% increase in the risk of developing common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. Other studies have found a link between abortion and psychiatric disorders ranging from anxiety to depression to substance abuse disorders. And the Royal College of Psychiatrists in the UK recommended updating abortion information leaflets to include details of the risks of depression.
Britney is ample proof of just how prolonged the pain is. 20 years on. The emotional cost of abortion.
Ironically, back in 2021, politicians voted for a new law which allows employees to be eligible for three days of bereavement leave following the unplanned end of pregnancy by miscarriage or stillbirth. So unplanned end of pregnancy is bad. But planned end of pregnancy is good – apparently.
Women are being persuaded to believe that an abortion is not a loss of life – but that is certainly not the experience of many post-abortive women. And it’s definitely not the view of the unborn child.
Let’s work to create a nation without abortion. A nation where each precious life is truly cherished. Where children are given a chance to breathe their first breath, where life is welcomed and embraced, and where mums and families are offered hope and healing – not death and darkness. A nation of life.
We need to show them we can create a world where we can love children and not kill them. That we can create a world where adoption is always a better option. Where we care for both women and their children.
This is our opportunity to make the grizzly practice of abortion, like slavery, unthinkable in a civilised, modern society.
Britney’s story is ample proof of the need for choosing life over death.