TV reality star had two abortions to “end her family’s cycle of poverty”

From Daily Mail: Married at First Sight star Jamie Otis has opened up about having two abortions, stressing that while no one wants to have one, it is a ‘necessary option’ for women.

The 32-year-old nurse joined a number of celebrities in sharing her abortion story after Alabama passed a bill last week imposing a near-total ban on the procedure, including those for victims of rape or incest.

‘I just cannot continue to sit in silence while women’s fundamental human rights are being taken away. I am speaking up for HER,’ the reality star wrote on Instagram.

‘I had an abortion. Twice. Is it something I’m proud of? Heck no! No one *wants* an abortion,’ continued. ‘It has left the most painful hole in my heart. But do I think women should be stripped of their right to choose? Absolutely not.’

Jamie, who has a one-year-old daughter named Henley with her husband Doug Hehner, said she kept quiet about her abortions after receiving backlash when she first wrote about her experience in her book, Wifey 101.

In an essay for People, she explained that she grew up in extreme poverty with a drug-addicted mother who couldn’t provide for her five children.

Jamie said her mom ‘dropped out of high school’ and had a string of abusive boyfriends. She had no idea who her father was and her mother couldn’t afford to take care of her and her siblings. She would wake up without electricity or food half of the time.

‘We lived in a trailer that had leaky ceilings with doors that wouldn’t shut all the way and windows that were duct-taped,’ she recalled. ‘But the hardest part was that my mom was gone. She left us for weeks at a time and we were just teenagers and kids fending for ourselves.’

When she was 18, Jamie got pregnant by the first guy she had ever had sex with. She actually found out she was pregnant when she went to a clinic to get birth control.

The nurse told her abortion was an option, but she initially brushed it off because in her family ‘you don’t have abortions under any circumstances.’

However, she knew that her boyfriend wouldn’t be a good father, and she didn’t want to drop out of school and have a baby with an abusive man like her mother and older sister did. She didn’t want to be stuck in the same cycle of poverty.

‘I chose to have an abortion. I wouldn’t have been able to provide this child the kind of life he or she deserved,’ she wrote. ‘And I wanted to finish college and provide for my siblings and give us a better life. I didn’t see how that would be possible while also taking care of a baby.’

Jamie said she had a second abortion when she got pregnant in nursing school. ‘I don’t even want to admit that it happened twice, but here I am sharing my story so other women can feel that they aren’t alone,’ she explained.

‘My abortions were a secret I kept to myself for nearly my whole life. I hated myself for a very long time for it, and I know the stones people will throw at me: Why didn’t I use birth control better? Why wasn’t I more careful? But the thing is, it happened to me and continues to happen to couples.

‘You can throw stones at me if you want, but I just think of a young woman who has no one to turn to. I wish someone had said to me back then that I’m not evil. I felt like a terrible, selfish human being and sometimes I still do.’

The mother-of-one said she often reminds herself that she wouldn’t have her daughter Henley if she had ‘two children with two men who were not fit to be fathers.’

Read the whole story here.

Read the story here that People Magazine is promoting about 24 celebrities who had abortions and wanted to share their stories to “end the stigma.”

Here’s some reasons why these celebrities had abortions:

I was worried about my career responsibilities and afraid that I could not exist as both a career woman and mother.”

“I had an abortion. I just simply wasn’t in a place, financially or emotionally to take that on.

“My mental health couldn’t handle being pregnant again & I made the best decision for ME & ultimately my family.”

“When I was younger I had an abortion. It was the smartest decision I could’ve made, not only for myself & my boyfriend at the time. Having a baby at that time would have only perpetuated the cycle of poverty, chaos and dysfunction I was born into.

“I had an abortion when I was young, and it was the best decision I have ever made. Both for me, and for the baby I didn’t want, and wasn’t ready for, emotionally, psychologically and financially.”

‘I didn’t have anything to offer a child.”

It would have been absolute career death for me to have done that … it would have been unthinkable to have a child.” (From Joan Collins, who got pregnant with Warren Beatty.)

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Dr. Eowyn
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Hey, Jamie Otis. Ever heard of birth control?

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Or her “fundamental human right” not to have sex if she can’t afford the consequences? These people make me sick. “But, it would interfere with my lifestyle”.

William
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William

Sorry People, when you murder your baby there will always be a “stigma”. The minor guilt that some of these women express is called healthy shame. When you do something really really bad you’re supposed to feel guilty about it. That’s the way we’re made. Not only is birth control available, there is also abstinence. People used to abstain from sex until marriage. Somehow they survived and had contented lives. If they could do it so can you

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Well that IS it isn’t it? They want to murder their baby and get praise and valuable prizes for doing it. After all, life begins whenever Butt Plug says it does.

They have no morals, no history, no God. If I didn’t know better I’d swear we were looking at another resurgence of godless communism.

William
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William

It never really dies, just crawls back into the shadows for a time

andre
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andre

Mother Teresa on abortion: “It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.” “Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use violence to get what they want. That is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.”

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Yes. After a trip to Manhattan she said “I have seen the poorest of the world”.

Chemtrailssuck
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Chemtrailssuck

Sounds like her mother was totally irresponsible. There are people who get money from their spouses and spend it only on themselves, not their kids. They’re trying to get young people used to getting abortions by using these hollyweirdos to tell their stories.

Doc
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Doc

This is also an effort to replace Americans with imports that are more amenable to socialism, accept lower wages, etc.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

They want to kill us. After all, they have plenty of Filipinos to do the work while they play camel dung checkers.

Emily Summer
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Emily Summer

There is no way to justify murdering an unborn child. Take a pill every day, moron. Better yet, keep your thighs together for once.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

One of the things about this that really burns me is that it isn’t about THEM. Other lives, even their own children’s lives, mean nothing to them. I must be more naive than I thought. I would have never imagined women taking about this the way they do.

Mike Stewart
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Mike Stewart

A question I would love to have an answer to: What is wrong with putting up the child for adoption?

Jack
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Jack

Woman are evil creatures.

Dr. Eowyn
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“Woman are evil creatures”

Correction: “This woman is an evil creature.”

YouKnowWho
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YouKnowWho

we all are. that’s why there is God. to teach or punish. your choice.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

I would argue that we’re all sinners. Not that we’re all “evil”. I think there’s a difference.

Grif
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‘I just cannot continue to sit in silence while women’s fundamental human rights are being taken away.’

Really? How did committing premeditated murder of your child become a fundamental human right, Otis? Oh yes, I forgot. It’s a “privacy.”

B.S. Call it what it really is. You’re taking the life of a human being.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Yep, that’s a really “stunner” of a statement. When did this “murder right” arrive. Sorry I missed it.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

This is a great example of “Virtue Signaling”. “Oppressed women of the world, rise up, go forth and kill infants!”.

D3F1ANT
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D3F1ANT

As though selfishness is a legitimate justification for killing her babies. Unreal.

Mad Celt
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Mad Celt

Sounds like an intelligence issue. She didn’t know what caused those things.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Well, it looks to me that she’s trying to get recognition for “HER sacrifice”. That’s right out of “Shrek”. “This will take a sacrifice, some of you may die, but I am prepared to make that decision…” [Lord Farraquat].

Ckc
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Ckc

Whore dog

YouKnowWho
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YouKnowWho

if you’re using your pussy as a playground instead of having some self control, it still doesn’t give you permission to kill the innocent product of your bad judgement. you WILL be responsable for your behavior. now or later.