Now this is something you don’t hear many people talking about, even reality TV stars. Yet Kourtney Kardashian openly admits that when she found out she was pregnant, she considered getting an abortion.
"I definitely thought about it long and hard, about if I wanted to keep
the baby or not, and I wasn’t thinking about adoption," Kardashian, 30,
who was shooting E!’s Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami at the
time, tells PEOPLE exclusively. "I do think every woman should have the
right to do what they want, but I don’t think it’s talked through
enough. I can’t even tell you how many people just say, ‘Oh, get an
abortion.’ Like it’s not a big deal."
The baby’s father, Scott Disick, was supportive of Kourtney, the reality TV star says.
"He wanted me to talk about it more, but I just kept to myself," she
says. "He said, ‘I really want you to keep it, but I will support you
whatever you decide to do.’ "
Kourtney says she consulted with her physician before doing further research on abortion on the internet.
"I looked online, and I was sitting on the bed hysterically crying,
reading these stories of people who felt so guilty from having an
abortion," she recalls. "I was reading these things of how many people
are traumatized by it afterwards."
After scouring the Internet, Kardashian says she started to
realize that an abortion wasn’t an option for her. "I was just sitting
there crying, thinking, ‘I can’t do that,’ " she says. "And I felt in
my body, this is meant to be. God does things for a reason, and I just
felt like it was the right thing that was happening in my life."
Now this is reality. We hear so often about celebrities getting pregnant and then getting married or having the child that we forget there’s often a tough choice that has to be made first.
Is this TMI for you or do you think it was brave of Kourtney to acknowledge this process?
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