Reality television starlet Jenelle Evans made the brave decision to air her abortion during the Season 5 premiere of MTV's Teen Mom 2, and her choice wasn't an easy one to make. Jenelle became unexpectedly pregnant with her estranged husband Courtland Rogers's baby and decided to terminate said pregnancy for a number of reasons — including the fact that Courtland was in jail for heroin possession, she was coming off a heroin addiction, and she couldn't support herself (let alone a baby).
"To find out I was pregnant the second time was, like, mind blowing for me," Jenelle shared with MTV during the Teen Mom 2 aftershow. "We just got arrested and I ended up being really sick with bronchitis so I had to go to the hospital. So, I go to the hospital, and they're like, 'We can't give you a chest X-ray because you're pregnant.' They're like, 'Congratulations!' My heart just came out of my a—."
Jenelle says she wasn't using protection, and that she was "convinced that Courtland was gonna step up if we had a baby."
So why did she end up getting an abortion?
"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," she explains. "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."
Luckily, Jenelle's dream to have a family came true. She and her boyfriend, Nathan Griffith, are currently expecting a baby of their own (due Summer 2014!), and we expect them to tie the knot as soon as Jenelle's divorce from Courtland goes through.
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