My Pregnancy Sucked

Amelia Bonow, #ShoutYourAbortion & the Abuse of Other People’s Kids


On Friday, September 18, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funds for one year due to questions surrounding the sale of fetal body parts. The following day, Seattle bartender and publicist Amelia Bonow saw this news and "kind of unraveled." Sitting on her couch crying, she opened up her Facebook and posted a 153-word reaction.

For too long, she lamented, women had been stigmatized into feeling bad and keeping silent about their abortions. She'd had an abortion a year earlier at Planned Parenthood, she announced to her Facebook world, but "I have a good heart and having an abortion made me happy." She refused to feel bad...


 is Deputy Editor of Salvo and writes on apologetics and matters of faith.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #48, Spring 2019 Copyright © 2023 Salvo |


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