There’s an ongoing discussion about whether it’s correct to abort a foetus or not. In addition to that, there’s also the matter of whether it’s legal to undergo an abortion. And given how it’s a topic about choice, life and death, it needs to be handled with nuance. However, one bride threw all that out of the window because her number one priority was her wedding.
According to the Daily Mail, a post showed up in a ‘wedding shaming’ group on Facebook which was written by a bridesmaid who was told to abort her baby by the bride. She said,
So about a year before the wedding, I found out I was pregnant. I was always told I couldn’t have kids and so obviously my daughter not planned but I was over the moon. So I told Kate, expecting excitement, right? Nope. She immediately told me that I was going to be so stressed trying to get my bridesmaid dress fitting on my own since I’d have to do it after everyone already had theirs (I was due in April, wedding was in June).
She further added that,
“She reminded me that it was a kid free wedding, and then after thoroughly explaining how difficult her wedding would be for me, she said (verbatim) ‘so don’t you think it might be better for you to have an abortion?'”
The bridesmaid was understandably shell-shocked after hearing the bride say that she was apparently ruining her life. But she didn’t stop there. The bride called her mom to persuade the bridesmaid to go through with the abortion. The bridesmaid said,
“Her mom texted me and said congratulations and said she was always there to support me no matter what I chose and to call her if I needed guidance.”
She also said,
“Added bonus, one of her friend that I was friendly-ish with texted me later on to ask if I had aborted because if I had a baby at 21 he could never date me and he really saw a future for us.”
Netizens who read the post were surprised that such instances are happening in 2019 and reacted angrily.
It’s quite bizarre that someone who’s getting married, and probably has the intention to have kids in the near future, is telling another woman to kill their baby. And that too so that her wedding ceremony isn’t hampered. If any sane person was in the bride’s place, they would’ve made special arrangements for their pregnant friend. And if anyone was in the bridesmaid’s place, they would be introspecting about the people they’re socialising with.