By Nancy Flanders
Elon Musk recently sent out a tweet on X discussing the false notion that an unplanned pregnancy is the worst thing that could happen to a woman. The responses confirmed that many women who thought having a baby would destroy their lives actually experienced the opposite.
“Women in the West have been taught that an accidental pregnancy is the worst thing that could possibly happen to them. Thus, they strongly oppose abortion bans as being an existential threat,” wrote Musk. “Many men also fear that they will be unable to have ‘fun’ if abortion is outlawed.”
Many responses to this tweet proved that unplanned babies were definitely not the worst thing to happen to a woman. They were actually one of the best.
Virginia wrote, “I was ‘accidentally’ pregnant, didn’t want to be, looked for an abortion, couldn’t find one, had the child and wouldn’t trade him for Elon’s fortune today.”
Another woman wrote, “All 3 of my children were ‘accidental.’ They were all my greatest loves also. Just because something isn’t on purpose doesn’t mean it can’t be amazing.”
Christy shared, “Having a baby in high school didn’t stop me; I took my child to college and law school. An unplanned pregnancy doesn’t mean the end of your dreams. Women need to know this.”
Jessica wrote, “Being a mother is the single best thing that has ever happened in my entire existence.”
Another woman said, “I was almost aborted. Thankful my mom heard a sermon that opened her eyes. 2 of my 3 boys were unplanned. All 3 are the best things that ever happened to me, and I never even wanted to be a mom till it happened. I’m glad abortion was never an option in my mind.”
Kim shared, “My accidental pregnancy was the best thing that ever happened to me. I now have four beautiful grandchildren as an added bonus.”
Beth said she was 22, married, broke, and scared when she learned she was pregnant. She said she “had no idea how I was going to take care [of] a baby. I did a lot of praying and reflecting. In a matter of a few moments God gave me my answer[.] God said ‘trust in me and I will make a way’. My son is 22 now.”
Another woman explained, “I was single and had an unplanned pregnancy at 18. It made it more difficult logistically, but I still went on to earn a doctorate. Even so, she is the very best thing I’ve ever done! I don’t even want to think what my life would’ve been without her.”
One mother simply said, “Having a baby at 17 changed my life for the better.”
Chrissy explained, “All three of mine were accidents, and every one of them was exactly what I needed then, and I don’t want to remember my life without them. It’s just like everything else. It’s what you make of it, and where there’s a will, there’s a way. I did it alone, and while fighting cancer.”
One X user shared her point of view as the child who was considered the “accident.” She wrote, “I am the result of an unplanned pregnancy. I’m not supposed to know but an abortion was considered and decided against. I started off in government housing, now I have a college degree, a nice home, husband and 4 kids. Pretty glad I wasn’t aborted.”
Mikaela had a different take on the subject, as someone who had an abortion. “They think a kid is the worst thing that will happen to them, well I’m here to tell them abortion is the worst thing. Truly horrific and you can’t take it back,” she said.
Millions of Americans are alive right now, not knowing that their lives were “unplanned” or “accidental” in the view of their parents. But this doesn’t mean that they were unwanted or unloved, as the abortion industry wants women to believe. When women aren’t sure how they are going to handle motherhood, there are pregnancy centers in every state that are there to support them and provide them with material goods and assistance with education, health care, child care, housing, emotional support, and more — despite the fact that pro-abortion politicians want to shut down these vital resources for women.
Editor’s note. This appears at Live Action News and is reposted with permission.