‘I did not miscarry. I chose abortion’: 16 and Pregnant star Jamie McKay’s shock confession on Twitter
Daily Mail: Teen mother Jamie McKay has revealed she recently had an abortion to avoid becoming a mother for a second time. Jamie, 18, shared an ultrasound of the baby on Thursday via Twitter with the distressing message ‘rest in peace little angel. September 17, 2012.’
The teenager initially led her followers to believe she had miscarried. But a short time later she set the record straight revealing the loss of her baby was due to an abortion, not miscarriage.
‘Thank you all for the love and support but I want you to know I did not miscarry. I chose abortion. I chose it out of fear. I feel like I made a mistake and I can’t take it back,’ she wrote.
‘I have had this in my heart and it has been very hard on me. I was afraid to be judged by my family, my mother, even my dad. So I did it before they could find out. I should have looked into my options more but I didn’t.‘
Jamie went on to say she is now on birth control, and is thankful for those who are supportive of her choice. She also made it clear that the father of her daughter Miah, Ryan McElrath, was also the father of this baby, and he has been very supportive. ‘He let me make my decisions,’ she said.
It’s too bad this young girl thought she had no options and couldn’t talk to her family. As a young mom, one would hope she will mature and remain on birth control, so as to not have to abort another baby.
And it’s too bad she felt the need to share the ultrasound of her dead baby (she has since deleted that tweet). How sad for the precious life that never had an option.