When a Vegan “Comes Out” at Thanksgiving Dinner


You wouldn’t pressure a vegan to eat meat on Thanksgiving, but every day women around the globe are pressured into abortion. Cheryle is just one of many women who has shared her story with us — the pressure, the pain, and the regret. She wrote,

I began to cry harder as they strapped me down. I asked them to please unstrap me and let me leave.

The anesthesia was administered and I fell asleep to the sound of their laughter. When I woke up, I was hurting physically and emotionally.

But no one cared about that part of my story. All the voices I heard called me a “murderer.” They hated me and made me hate myself. No one cared to know that my boyfriend’s mom forced me into having the abortion. She told me, “It’s no big deal, I had one too.”

Now I have to live with the regret of having an abortion and a list of unanswered questions. How could my boyfriend stand by as his parents threatened me? Why didn’t anyone tell me I’d regret it? How can I help others realize that I didn’t choose abortion, but was forced into it? Then, maybe then, people would help me instead of hate me.” – Cheryle

Cheryle’s story is very common. In fact, 3 out of 5 women were pressured into their abortions. That’s over 1,921 women who are pressured into abortion every single day. This could be a boyfriend forcing her, friends blackmailing her, or family literally strapping her down. 

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We hope this article enlightened and inspired you to stand up for life.

Despite the overturning of Roe v. Wade, abortions are still prevalent in our nation. As a response to the overturning, the media: from the news to entertainment sources to even political figures and celebrities, have pushed abortion as an ongoing agenda, shaping the way this generation thinks and acts. Misinformation is being spread every day, and people are sadly believing the lies.

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