Woman's story of psycho ex who tried to 'trap her' with a baby shows why women must have the right to choose.
Women across the country are sharing their stories in response to the recent legislation in states of Georgia, Alabama, Ohio, and now the Missouri Senate banning abortion.
Many are opening up in hopes of enlightening people about how common and necessary the procedure is. While others are sharing in hopes of making other women feel less alone, particularly those currently living in the states seeking to criminalize abortion.
Twitter user Brie shared a personal story about an abusive ex boyfriend who poked a whole in a condom in order to "trap her" in the relationship.
During their second time having sex he poked a hole in the condom when she wasn't looking, and when she bought a home pregnancy test and saw the results, he got excited and admitted it was on purpose.
When I was 17 years old, I had a boyfriend. The second time we ever had sex, he poked a hole into his condom behind… https://t.co/6Iebi2FDHR— Brie 🐶 (@Brie 🐶)1557952894.0
When Brie's friend took her to a women's clinic to confirm the pregnancy, they accidentally stumbled upon one of the many Christian centers posing as a women's health clinic.
Rather than receiving comprehensive medical care, Brie was given a lecture about how abortion was murder, and would land her in hell.
to make sure. Little did we know that this “women’s clinic” was owned by Christians. They proceeded to tell me that… https://t.co/SP3zmKpHu3— Brie 🐶 (@Brie 🐶)1557953129.0
Since she was a minor, she was forced to go in front of a judge in order to receive rights to go through with an abortion
In order for me to get the procedure as a 17 year old without parental consent, I had to go in front of a judge who… https://t.co/nCOy2unXfm— Brie 🐶 (@Brie 🐶)1557953206.0
When she was granted rights to her own abortion, the procedure itself only took roughly five minutes to remove the embryo. However, the process of going to court and getting lectured at a "women's clinic" was much more traumatic.
support from my friend, I tried to continue on with my 17 year old life. Shortly after I had time to think about wh… https://t.co/dbIggbJbnz— Brie 🐶 (@Brie 🐶)1557953372.0
The manipulative boyfriend pulled a knife on her when she initiated a breakup, and proceeded to stalk her for a decade after she dumped him. The only thing that stopped him from staying on her trail was a full-on arrest from the police.
It was only when the police arrested him for stalking that he left me alone. I thank God everyday that I don’t have… https://t.co/zl55QgTjjf— Brie 🐶 (@Brie 🐶)1557953512.0
She went on to share that she fully believes if she had given birth, he would have had more legal leeway to trap her in his life, and eventually she believes that would have led to him killing both her and the child.
Brie revealed that this was the first time she's shared her story publicly, and while it's terrifying to open herself up like this, it's worth it if it makes one woman or girl feel less alone in their situation.
To the girls and women in Ohio, Georgia and Alabama and more states to come, I am with you. I will never stop fight… https://t.co/2SyPgDUn2x— Brie 🐶 (@Brie 🐶)1557953682.0
Other people jumped onto the thread to commend Brie's openness and share similar stories of their own.
@meowmeowmeow07 @moemfletch Omg! When I was 15, my abusive ex also intentionally impregnated me. Told everyone he d… https://t.co/6TzPTBi8mv— Me✨ (@Me✨)1558047545.0
A few people also gave shout outs to Brie's ride-or-die friend, who drove her to the appointments and remained a rock.
@shavaughnelle @meowmeowmeow07 Yup, that's an awesome friend.— seegray (@seegray)1558069616.0
Women should never feel like they have to air out their personal stories for the sake of humanizing a decision. But I do hope that as more women open up, more people listen, and others feel less alone.