A Reddit user planning to get an abortion in a week’s time has written an open letter to her unborn child and posted it on Reddit.
The user, scaredthrowingaway, started her letter calling her unborn child “Little Thing.” In her letter, she admits that she’s not ready to be a mother; however, she’s sad that this is the decision she has to make and that she is heartbroken that she can’t feel any excitement about being pregnant. She tells her unborn child she does love them, and she is doing what is best for them and that one day she will see them again when she is ready for the responsibility of parenthood.
“Little Thing, I want you to be happy. More than I want good things for myself, I want the best things for the future. That’s why I can’t be your mother right now. I am still growing myself. It wouldn’t be fair to bring a new life into a world where I am still haunted by ghosts of the life I’ve lived… I can’t bring you here. Not like this.”
Reddit users have responded with around 500 comments on the post. From scrolling through, all are supportive; however, there are many blank spots where posts would be that say [deleted]. I can only assume those are prolifers advocating for prolife decisions.
According to Opposing Views, some?users offered to adopt the child if she would carry it to term. One user even wrote a letter to the original poster as the unborn child begging the mother to keep it.
“Mom, I want you to know that I am not a “little thing” I am a person, with feelings. I know you said next time you would keep me, but mom that won’t be me, that would be my little brother or sister and I wouldn’t be there to help take care of them. I know you said you are not ready for me, but I need you right now, please mommy let me love you.”
However, there has been an outpouring of support from women who have also chose to have an abortion, and they share their stories.
Scaredthrowingaway responded to a few of the posts thanking users profusely.
“Thank you, thank you, thank you. It is hard. I feel sick and awful for not wanting something that, at the same time, I want so badly. But I feel better knowing I’m not alone and now that I see it all written out, there’s less madness bumping around in my head, which is nice. Thank you, again.”
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h/t to Opposing Views
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