The gist of the story is this. Her husband didn’t want her to have any children because it supposedly lowered a woman’s sex drive. So from the time she was 16 until she was 33, the woman stopped taking her birth control pills to deliberately become pregnant, as an act of defiance towards her husband. Instead of carrying the pregnancies to term, she aborted the children soon after she found out she was pregnant. Furthermore, she is now writing a book about her experience, claiming that she is an “abortion addict.”
I’m sorry, but I call bullshit. How can you be addicted to something that ends an innocent life AND causes both physical and emotional harm to yourself? Now I can understand having one abortion. I don’t agree with it, but I know it’s a choice many women make. But FIFTEEN? My first thought is why didn’t her doctor refer her to a psychologist once he saw a trend emerging? Second, how controlling does a husband have to be to make you want to purposely hurt yourself? Third, why didn’t she leave him when she KNEW he never wanted to have children? If she was so hell-bent on having children of her own, why did she decide to stay when she was just 16? It doesn’t make sense to me.
Now lets move onto the book. This, in my mind, is just a ploy for attention, and I honestly want to smack whichever publisher has picked up her book. Can’t they see this woman is suffering from some sort of mental disorder? Why would they make that big of a liability for themselves, knowing that it could backfire horribly?
It says later on in the article that the woman eventually left her husband and remarried another man, having two children with him. Why did she stay with the man who was causing her so much pain, and then decide to leave him after all was said and done? And I have to wonder whether or not her new husband knew of her behavior in her previous marriage? I can’t imagine that he does, or he should have never had children with her, knowing her track record. If he did, he is just as sick and disgusting in my book as she is.