‘Teen Mom 2’ fans were shocked when Jenelle revealed on the Season 5 premiere that she had had an abortion. While some viewers were appalled by her controversial decision, Jenelle’s fellow ‘Teen Mom’ Kailyn jumped to her defense by sharing her pro-choice point of view on Twitter.
After Jenelle Evans became unexpectedly pregnant by her estranged husband, Courtland Rogers, she made the tough decision to have an abortion while he was in jail on drug charges. Jenelle bravely shared her intimate secret on Teen Mom 2, and now she’s facing a major backlash from pro-life fans who disapprove of her decision. Thankfully, she has the support of her friend and co-star Kailyn Lowry, who defended Jenelle when fans lashed out on Twitter.
Kailyn Lowry Defends Jenelle Evans’ Abortion — Pro-Choice Co-Star Shows Support
Kailyn took to Twitter to rave about the Teen Mom 2 premiere, and a fan tweeted back at her:
@KailLowry even the Jenelle abortions?? How do you stand by this crap? You’re an amazing mother…it doesn’t sicken you?
— Sookie (@sookilicious) January 22, 2014
@sookilicious everyone goes through different things. I’m pro choice and I wasn’t in Jenelle’s shoes :/
— Kail Lowry-Marroquin (@KailLowry) January 22, 2014
Jenelle was so grateful to Kailyn for standing up for her that she tweeted:
— Jenelle Evans (@PBandJenelley_1) January 22, 2014
Jenelle also thanked Kailyn on the social networking site Sulia:
“MTV Teen Mom 2, Season 5 premiered last night, and one of the hot button issues was my decision to have an abortion,” she said. “I have been completely aware of the backlash it was going to cause, but having friends like Kail is what helps me stay strong. She is speaking out on her opinion of being pro-choice, and I appreciate that so much!”
Jenelle Evans Gets An Abortion
On the season premiere of Teen Mom 2, Jenelle dropped a major bombshell when she told her mom, Barbara, that she was pregnant with husband Courtland Rogers‘ baby.
Jenelle said she felt it wouldn’t be fair to her son Jace to have another baby when she doesn’t even have custody of him, and she doesn’t have a job or a home of her own. She told her mom that she had made up her mind to have an abortion.
Jenelle’s mom was so supportive of her decision — she even took her daughter to the clinic for the procedure. Jenelle was worried about how she will feel physically and emotionally after taking an abortion pill, but Babs assured her that she will be able to cope because she was making the decision on her own.
What do YOU think, HollyMoms? Are you glad Kailyn is standing by Jenelle? Let us know.
— Tierney McAfee