Janice Mac Avoy makes a lot of assumptions about what her life would have been like if she had not aborted her first child.
“If I had been forced to raise a child 35 years ago, I could not have put myself through college and Columbia Law School. I could not have gotten a job at a prestigious law firm and risen through the ranks to become a partner. I would not have met my husband and given birth to two amazing children in my late 30s when I was financially and emotionally ready to raise them,” The Washington Post columnist wrote Monday.
Mac Avoy said she grew up in a poor home where women for three generations before her had become pregnant before age 18. Mac Avoy said she was determined to break the cycle of poverty and teen pregnancy. She worked hard, won a college scholarship and set a goal to become a lawyer. But just before she graduate from high school (the first in her family), she learned that she was pregnant. She had a friend drive her to a Planned Parenthood where she aborted her unborn baby.
After 35 years, Mac Avoy said she has never regretted her abortion. She recently became one of a group of abortion activists who submitted their abortion stories to the U.S. Supreme Court. The group of 113 pro-abortion lawyers is asking the high court to strike down a Texas law credited with saving more than 10,000 unborn babies.