Friday, May 21, 2010

Chilli: 'I cried almost every day for almost 9 years after my abortion'

A friend and pregnancy center leader from Pennsylvania sent me this clip this morning from VH1's "What Chilli Wants" show. Chilli, an R&B/Hip-Hop singer originally from the girl group TLC, shares with a therapist on national TV about the regret and impact of a past abortion.

I was struck by Chilli's comments about how she felt that choosing abortion was not a position of strength as a woman and that she felt that she had compromised who she really was.

I was so sad to hear that she had "cried almost every day for almost nine years." Wow. Do you think that women know that this is how they may feel on the other side of an abortion?

At Care Net pregnancy centers, women are informed that there is a potential of significant negative emotional effects after an abortion. Women deserve to know! Would you like to be a part of providing emotional support and critical information to women at a local pregnancy center? Find out how you can get involved by visiting the Inspire Life website.