Teen Mom 2 is finally back in our lives, and so is the lovable-yet-controversial Jenelle Evans. During the epic Season 5 premiere on January 21, Jenelle stunned viewers when she revealed she was pregnant with estranged husband Courtland Rogers's baby. And not only that, she was planning to terminate the pregnancy!
"It would selfish to Jace if I had another child and had custody," Jenelle explained. "I'm living at my mom's house right now. I don't have my own place … so I decided that I am going to have an abortion."
Later in the episode, Jenelle's mom Barbara drives her up to a clinic in Raleigh to get the abortion pill, which can be used within the first 9 weeks of conception in most states. According to Planned Parenthood, the abortion pill is considered both safe and effective, not to mention totally legal — but did Jenelle make the right choice from a moral standpoint?
That's the question Wetpaint asked Viggle users during the Teen Mom 2 premiere, and about 68 percent think Jenelle did the right thing, whereas 32 percent of Viggle LIVE! users said she needs to face the consequences of her actions.
It's a controversial and emotional issue, but Jenelle ultimately stands by her decision.
"It's just like, all the s— we'd been through was not good [for] having a child. I didn't know what to do. I had to get an abortion, I had to," Jenelle explained during the premiere after show. "He wouldn't be there for me, his family wouldn't be there for me. My mom would be, but it would just be me as a single parent and that's not what I want. I want a family. It's such a good thing I didn't have this child."
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