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As Americans gather around the dinner table with their loved ones this Thanksgiving, a liberal magazine shares the stories of women who say they’re grateful to have had an abortion.

The nation has been published. articles thursday morning Titled “We’re Grateful for Our Miscarriage.” In it, author Nikia Natale interviews women who say abortion (in some cases more than one) has given them opportunities in life they might not have otherwise.


The author counters those who say they are pro-choice but that abortion should not be celebrated, stressing that she is grateful “for both of my abortions”. She says her miscarriage allowed her to plan for pregnancy and have a baby on her own terms.

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Another New Jersey woman told him that having multiple abortions allowed her to finish college and start a small business.

“I’m so grateful that I was able to make a decision that was good for me,” she says.

Another Virginia woman says she was so grateful for the safe abortion care that she returned to the clinic two weeks later and applied for a job. She told staff that she wanted to be “someone’s person” to help patients conflicted about “the stigma against multiple abortions”.

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“From then on I realized I needed to celebrate my life, my abortions, and how grateful I was for each of my abortions,” she laments: “Why can’t there be an abortion story where people happy, had the choices, and created the life they wanted?”

Another Los Angeles woman says she got two abortions—one from a toxic relationship and the other after her first child, when she realized the “full-time responsibilities and economic implications of child-rearing.”

A group of anti-abortion protesters crash the Women's March Action Rally for Reproductive Rights at Mariachi Plaza on October 8, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

A Texas woman says she had her first miscarriage at age 21 and a second eight years later after becoming pregnant. She says that although her first miscarriage gave her opportunities she might not otherwise have, she still didn’t want to be a parent.

“I struggled with morning sickness and the realization that some part of me still believed that abortion should be justified,” she says.

The women shared advice about how to break the news to loved ones who could be on life support. One said it’s best not to worry about “being gentle with others and focus more on trusting yourself”.

Abortion has loomed large in the national discourse since the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision in late June, which overturned the 1973 decision, Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion at the federal level.

The Democratic Party lacks the power to codify abortion rights into federal law, as it lost the House of Representatives to Republicans. It clearly places the abortion debate on the states to navigate and rework the patchwork of laws that have been enacted since Roe.