The ‘Teen Mom 2′ star spoke out about her controversial decision to abort her ex-husband Courtland Rogers’ baby without his knowledge, asserting that she doesn’t have a cavalier attitude about it and she doesn’t view abortion as a form of birth control, as her critics have accused her.
Jenelle Evans fired back at critics who dissed her seemingly nonchalant attitude about having an abortion, which all played out on the season five premiere of Teen Mom 2. Jenelle revealed she didn’t think it was fair to have a baby with her ex Courtland Rogers when she didn’t even have custody of her son Jace, 4, but critics slammed her for taking her major life decision lightly.
Jenelle Evans Defends Abortion: ‘Teen Mom 2’ Star Insists It’s Not Birth Control
Jenelle insisted that the abortion fans saw her go through on the premiere episode of the show was her one and only, and she doesn’t want fans to linger on her decision for the rest of the season.
“It’s the first abortion I’ve ever had,” Jenelle told OK Magazine.
“I don’t use it as a method of birth control like everyone thought I did,” she insisted, adding that she hopes fans will give her a chance to show her personal growth. “I just think that it’s really important that they see the progress I make and not just dwell on the abortion the whole season.”
Kailyn Lowry Defends Jenelle Evans’ Abortion Decision
During the new episode of Teen Mom 2, fans also tweeted at Jenelle’s co-star, Kailyn Lowry to ask if she (who was also pregnant with her second baby during the show’s filming) could support Jenelle’s decision to have an abortion.
Kailyn defended her cast mate, saying she couldn’t judge without knowing her unique situation:
@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 grateful for Kail’s support:
— Jenelle Evans (@PBandJenelley_1) January 22, 2014
What do YOU think, HollyMoms? Do you think Jenelle will show progress on the show after having an abortion?
— Kristine Hope Kowalski