Kailyn Lowry Opens Up About Fan Reaction to Her Abortion
Guys? Kailyn Lowry's new memoir, Pride Over Pity, is all that matters in this world — aside from chocolate and pizza. The book is an unfiltered look at Kailyn's life before Teen Mom 2 fame, and in it she opens up about all kinds of shocking events — including the time she had an abortion after having sex without a condom.
Kailyn ended up taking her “first pregnancy test at fifteen in a Walmart bathroom," found out she was pregnant, and opted to have an abortion on her 16th birthday. “It felt as though they had taken every fiber of my being...I felt a mother’s grief,” Kailyn writes.
We can't imagine what Kailyn must have gone through, and it was definitely brave of her to tell fans about the procedure — especially since abortion is such a controversial subject among Teen Mom 2's target audience. However, Kailyn opened up about the reaction she got from fans during a recent chat with OK!Magazine.com, and she was happily surprised by everyone's support!
"I've gotten really nothing but support, and just saying that I've inspired them, or they can relate," Kailyn said. "Which is super cool because when I wrote it I really didn't think that it was going to go that route. I thought it was going to be more shocking and gossip type things, but people have been so supportive which is really really nice."
It's great that Kailyn's found so much support within the Teen Mom community! What do you think about her decision to have an abortion on her 16th birthday? Let us know in the comments!