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Between the most controversial issues of our time this he -- -- me but here's this -- install them I can't.
It will be the most agonizing decision of their lives.
Calm that she does -- it -- apparently this hour round draft document.
I'm not going to criticize people who have made that decision.
-- reality choice here's ED -- The Roe vs.
Wade decision in 1973.
Sparked the longest running debate in America today.
One that splits the country dominates national politics consumes the Supreme Court.
Abortion is a hard topic to talk about.
And most fox viewers know both sides of the debate but tonight you won't hear expert commentary or partisan shouting or even anyone claiming to have the answers.
Instead Fox News has spent the past year looking beyond the pitched political battles to the human reality.
All you'll see an all you'll hear.
Our everyday Americans confronting one of the most momentous and wrenching decisions of their lives and making their choice.
We followed three young women we start with 820 year old from Arkansas named -- -- And we'll do and.
He has very well and -- stay.
-- have a stake in acts of for a.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Are they up Eric.
It -- tonight on hand it back here in migrating -- I don't like hurt.
-- -- going.
Religion is only important to me -- existing.
She plays it very integral part of my.
I want you -- stage now -- as six a married and that -- helpless he was a classic.
It's a big deal with EU and the church.
-- I made that decision myself I bothering myself.
I appreciated it and I respect and I respected myself.
-- -- Eyes just captured me -- these huge huge brown eyes beautiful eyelashes and he glanced ever -- mean.
-- -- He -- it -- -- -- -- turned away and I decided I had -- I like this diet.
He hit up right after that you know we say that I.
But this is -- -- I -- I wasn't -- product just I was partying ally China drives and I that I would never do.
Taking the pill everyday -- time was not one of my priorities.
That day I found out I was pregnant pilot cigarette I had mastering that -- -- haven't touched -- sense.
This -- -- And I hear you're -- you're not right.
It won't -- Yes I am no you're not at that think F format -- -- -- -- and going to be alive long.
Little humbled me now.
No well I came in contrast I was so tired.
I was excited you know my remain -- pregnant so I was excited that we're annually connectors together.
As can get a lot of.
-- from her.
I got excited for a while for a few weeks I was -- and telling people I got online I registered at the eighties RS and -- you know.
I didn't get excited for -- you know McCain isn't the worst thing you know in all aspects.
We got eight race he leads bringing up the hill and cut open letter.
Saying they had everything.
Like yeah I'm looking happy with a happy dad and kids that are -- situation.
I -- and -- -- with her with it at -- she got pregnant not not so much bad.
And not -- -- to believe it -- she's not you know having -- at her -- She taught me not to have sex thing.
And I don't have it it's so hard to -- it.
Ever -- -- anybody that she had me way outside Mary -- she had my brother of mine her in my step and Mary now.
I think I was probably a little bit better off financially and she is at this point that I -- told her that we that the port -- my favorite Asian nation.
I -- it would be -- that we would do it.
I was happy.
I thought that Billy really cared about me I really -- a lot about him and if he was willing.
To beat their army and navy I was an up or it and it -- -- not.
I've probably me I definitely -- more.
Going on I think maybe.
And that she got mad at me at one point -- thought at -- and I got all the negative feedback from my family.
My friends and alert saying they weren't my issues that they would -- -- it thinking are there people who live with the baby.
When he has paid a medical bill it actually has -- things different now she didn't think she could actually carry a baby and that's the good differently now.
Billy's friends gave him a lot of grief they criticized a lot.
He took it out on me I was really happy about it and it was again the situation and he has really hateful -- In naming your eyes look at he would be if he was carries it means heaviest hitters and this -- service is live.
Like get there and there's nobody is hours -- that.
My -- then went to talk to her -- And -- hand in bed EDT.
The in the -- and players.
And I her and if she was going to go have a procedure and he needed to be and maybe -- right there.
Really following in the place.
Team just couldn't give him the receptionist and I.
I had to take the money out of his hands in insulating.
And Ravitch called letting you looked at me the tears in his eyes open actually it is.
Start -- -- really they had and many lines out.
And they said it.
Ely accurate as -- asked -- that takes responsibility.
And that all that was fine I'm OK with it.
But he wasn't he says one -- dozen other thing.
I couldn't believe that I can get up and then you know three weeks later -- June.
Tech but that -- -- -- army like each year.
Then up again.
And having -- A.
When we do.
I have three daughters in on I have a son.
That pass through eight years ago it fits and I had another little boy this year that I did placed for adoption and ended up getting pregnant and again right up -- having him.
And so right now my husband and I -- split up and so I don't think right now I don't even now my other kids that right now I can raise another.
-- -- I had my first got hurt me.
I didn't even think of adoption or abortion just because -- the Catholic religion they'll split apart it's like totally against everything -- and at about equally -- it's taken out gotten an adopted a bite my mom in the -- option I was kind of active buying.
So at that time I got -- -- again might have an option I think that's just wrong.
-- met my husband.
I've met him any candidate at -- house and hung out watched me in the end.
I never it's like a lot from it -- amendment and get your daughter.
And then -- and ended up -- pregnant.
And then pregnant and have.
And I -- state and.
Yet -- it -- Six weeks -- it was army there and I gained.
When she lost her child.
Go visit it was a terrible time and then she started in series.
-- he's got really that would cocaine when he passed away I was using every single.
I asked that even think about -- and this and it.
-- am -- world and my mother bought him about mechanics and it app like -- care that can take care.
-- -- And ended up going back with my first daughters bat and ended up pregnant.
And of course he still -- home.
I told him that obviously means and I called -- adoption agency and he -- come up Santonio.
-- make an adoption plan.
-- -- -- -- -- I don't know it's just I thought I'd help -- -- hoping everything's all right.
It was very very hard when I signed my papers it was like instantly.
Feeling it's okay it's can -- over -- It was it was very emotionally hard cap and hand him over.
After a couple of -- -- pain and actually when I first coming pictures I was okay.
And how much they loved it and it just showed me.
I've gone through the adoption announcement campaigning against that's like everything is happening in -- -- one time again.
Is this the -- that you're talking about.
She can't decide -- it I can't decided affiliate filthy.
Say that you -- My question.
Leave your girlfriend had a baby -- you will get out your opinion.
Through my girlfriend and knows life -- I think now.
Don't didn't work don't give a productive.
If you want it I.
Would be -- My responsibility.
You do her form a question -- Right now sit beside her.
It's already been -- overdo it.
10 o'clock okay.
Night globe and this really.
-- it happened.
Feels like it's the right.
It's not like I'm happy to my second time.
But I also feel like it's not only my decision and -- -- -- stern thinking now.
-- I want let the kids have always live up to kids.
Onerous little I was kind of my barbies and all my -- were married.
Had had tickets.
And we want to.
-- -- -- 26 years.
Yeah I am -- six.
You know you you have.
He started me.
Pretty soon after him.
When it's so bad to be pregnant.
Tried tried and tried it and had -- they have for four years which -- So and then we just pretty much given up.
Well we can give it was just systems and happen it happens only -- My crash stock and -- peachy serves like -- -- Such as -- pregnancy test every month for two years.
-- jumping up and down and screaming.
At first I didn't believe bush Tillman had to call -- and.
Person I knew -- that you need you know.
To take another -- She got -- and I are like -- everybody.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I'll I think they'll make -- and then me.
-- and then me and then -- hate me or you.
Jamie was the first to know can she was there with me I may as she brought me the pregnancy test.
You're all right who triggers the current song calling him -- -- the day and screaming.
And her friend in the background scream and Holler and issues pregnant and -- quite the afternoon neither of that day I do remember that.
Mean I had the crib set up which is out of script that he slept and I have everything -- -- baby girl was cleaned out and politics to head out.
It was like she went from being brought to toe -- -- we talked about is there she's Panamanian.
Decided it was going to be -- girls who's going to be frilly stuff you know it's like maybe maybe he.
Other things -- tomorrow I -- for me anywhere -- I used to had a gut feeling I knew she was a girl everything's so different pregnancies.
Those -- having girls.
It's a lot of candidate.
But yes there.
Pick -- the bathroom line.
I don't know that babies had a thousand names -- -- changes in the name.
Are like this -- -- like that name.
Well he loved the name is.
This finally this like.
We had I've had -- -- again.
No but then my mom actually came up with its name.
I feel like you've already -- her own little personality in the -- I don't really -- area.
Alex kicking me in the -- when London yes she -- if -- I had a feeling something and want to turn it to me.
Ten -- had a lot of cramping seem like she was worried about a lot of little things those happen and she's a little bit of -- worry war.
My sister was twenty weeks pregnant.
With a little boy and they couldn't find her -- And then she found -- that you passed away.
Well because I -- -- you know and -- about eighteen weeks broke.
You know just kept thinking that if she would make it past that.
Make it past eighteen weeks or make it to twenty weeks -- issues like she had this magic number that once -- minutes -- everything would be okay.
-- -- you know -- get passed between weeks that'll be fine.
And we had unemployment rate at -- weeks.
And that was because I had a lot of back pain.
So they've got some -- -- -- with my kidneys and I went in and they didn't ultrasound.
The -- doctor when she did her ultrasound can not getting a good for -- view of the baby's heart.
In other words they couldn't see all four chambers individually.
When they first salt -- hole -- -- harder you know that word both of us that are you know we -- thinking that's fixable she's now -- a normal life.
I asked her if she wouldn't mind going to -- to have -- -- -- high level ultrasound to take a closer look at her baby because I had concerns.
And I want to just.
You know who have blood work their finger on and.
You know we're both of us.
They recommended she have any any us into pieces to rule out a chromosome problem which I do believe she initially declined.
My blood tests came back -- she had one and no one in twenty chance of having trust -- eighteen.
So we had.
Anemia -- the very next after that the blood tests back.
Basically Tyson the eighteen means that we -- -- split in every one usually has.
-- only two of every single -- She has three of -- eighteen.
So that means she has an extra set and that genetic material for chromosome eighteen.
Ten and -- did.
No and it was.
-- -- -- -- generally are small.
Frequently on -- -- you'll see abnormalities and -- he -- with their fingers overlapping one another in.
Generally about 70% of the time they won't survive to delivery.
Only about 50% we'll survive the first week of life.
Generally -- die within hours two days after ample time.
Sisters -- -- -- that evening.
The next team.
-- I was here plain clothes -- connects with Adam.
She answered the phone iron amber is he called and he said she does have it.
Do you want to terminate I thought -- -- -- the phone through the wall.
I do you remember him saying well you do realize she's wont -- more than a month.
After that it was a -- -- -- -- -- -- So when we return Kayla Jeanine and Brooke make their decisions.
What comes next is emotionally wrenching.
Stay with -- and we do.
-- mean it's.
And the -- we didn't and.
I've done an abortion moment you're old and have them -- 54 year.
And home quickly.
Every day it was different Sunday at the center -- rid of -- I'm OK with that -- is now.
-- -- -- -- when it came down to it I'm now that I can get it out myself this is not a black and white issues.
The woman who's making that decision is the only person that can make that more choice for ourself and it sent an area -- Very emotional decision.
It was a good situation and the baby it was and get from my house managed somehow and Billy is that you -- -- -- runs in his mind.
I'm not in the business of murdering children.
I'm in the business of saving.
-- my patience.
I want my I had.
And then approach my eyes and and Eric -- -- -- Henderson.
And he had it means to us.
You aren't that it's.
My pastor youth pastors.
People find me that it was wrong to believe that for so long and to be told for so long what was right and wrong when it came to abortion and abortions -- -- -- -- To.
Realizing that I didn't have to listen and that I could make my -- was difficult because I did look at those people.
-- -- Maybe sometimes.
I think that the jags and canopy in the state of mind to where you're vulnerable and you don't really know.
What you're saying.
-- -- It's -- hands down on here at one point -- on the bed.
Look at at the ceiling and -- why it thinking everything.
It's really emotional and you can't really explain it strange situation.
To -- -- Patients that it's not going to be nearly this -- think it's.
You know emotionally it's it's tough.
-- -- I was still isn't -- maybe.
Well you know not -- life that was still.
Kelly's and that part of mean.
And just -- grips with the fact that I wasn't gonna be a mom.
Who -- simple -- yeah.
Yeah I was sorry I am a little sorry that -- is it I didn't get pregnant.
And I wish it when -- -- and making change it just.
Feeling that guilt.
And it just coming out -- I don't like that now.
I don't think I felt like it before.
Maybe subconsciously -- did he just came -- that moment no one gets pregnant so that they can have abortions.
And it's a very emotional decision.
They really trying to trade him -- Does her own she's not around.
Unless the self arrest and secondly.
-- sit beside me gallon and a -- you know you've been here people are in.
Having to admit to her that party an abortion and wasn't just happy that I had because traveling out of bed at night in my arm and so I decided -- it.
It until -- -- I -- in there.
And -- left shot I get going get on my list.
-- -- thinking again.
Play -- you in this situation again.
The vast majority of women have repeat abortions well -- -- of birth control thing here.
But if it's someone who hasn't used to think for birth control are they've used them effectively.
You know I feel like it's -- failure because I haven't been able convinced.
I need -- and I -- it.
I didn't think they'll ask us you.
Even I've struggled -- today.
Previously it was still hard the hard decision.
It's not easy for adults are married and it's and same -- and it's a decision you really need him hate him.
Who gave -- some here this.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- You know we'll -- that yes I'll be there right here recently signed it permanently thinking it's not me.
And now yeah.
And him and I expect it's -- Saturday I had an excellent oh yeah as if they want to practice.
-- eat well and good.
-- -- -- Thank -- for the fall -- never forget it.
-- -- -- -- -- -- That are being a single mom.
When he won his days and for -- experience you know.
Think lot of adding that he needed and -- really seen.
He wouldn't be that left -- and there.
I didn't feel like.
They have -- great end game ever ever -- -- and make their decision and both times I know that I'm not great kids.
I'm really really excited now that I'm getting -- -- -- peaceful and if my career started and take every precaution possible not -- now until I'm ready.
And I know that I'm not going to be ready for -- Yeah.
-- among them will.
-- -- Earlier this hour we introduced you to 29 year old -- who has given birth to five children.
By two fathers one child died of sids none of the rest live with her.
And her last baby was born with a drug addiction.
When we first met -- she was almost fourteen weeks pregnant with her sixth child -- choices.
Abortion or keeping the baby.
Really great thing to I would have any means in -- Albanian side but want them.
That option and all that still plane in mind.
In the back my mind like you thought why don't miss Paula very.
-- just do it and it.
Last night until the current like it.
So he's likely -- and I was being in the united it's it's been.
But I compliments on them last night he played well and I'm just glad they told me and just needs time to think about I'm gonna comment property today -- Why don't -- gave me some reasons why it would be.
Good to keep the ban would be.
It's a wife and -- and it didn't it now that it deserves a chance at the same time -- -- and I have other people's feelings that I need to consider aside my own.
And some reasons why it would be good to have an abortion.
Having networks and probably.
That things -- look at is I would have to go to another pregnancy because I'm sick -- Which takes a lot of energy out unease where even some days like heck that happened that day and I -- -- back -- network.
Man the tiny I do want to go back school.
What I think about right now I'd even be able.
I feel like marina.
-- -- Sorry.
-- -- -- -- Quality pain and -- talked about last night.
And what you've been there mountain -- and pardon him -- Well -- them.
I guess -- pretty much -- Levinson.
-- He does not believe in the course.
And it's -- it would be emotionally hard.
He's -- to back -- up under this.
He -- the best thing this.
You know -- right.
-- -- K okay hopefully.
Just hearing it items from the -- -- I thought I missed carried this year.
I got sick -- -- Caribbean -- us from -- and it's scary.
-- had to go back and get intensity.
That I ended up meeting Chris I got pregnant again and that's why not now.
Coming my -- Those.
Will be my -- me.
I didn't think of anything else.
But an option.
The people who adopted my -- are planning on adopting this pick ups and everything's good everything's going it.
They -- for your rent and your food in your clothes seen.
Pretty much whatever you need to be comparable.
To take care of you and it's you know.
However long -- pregnant and then after you have the -- six weeks after -- -- here.
Yeah and -- -- it.
A case sounds it.
I don't even associate of those kind of people so I'm really not a problem.
I think when -- do associate with them is when I have the problem with that but if I'm not around it I don't know people need to get the I don't.
Think about and I don't worry that.
And it's quite fine.
Get -- -- around me.
-- He -- -- -- well I yeah I lived with people around here when it has not let me just walks around like the street to -- -- Ulster.
And he's either he's.
You been OK then later on thank you yeah.
I'll make sure that you do it and -- -- Michael.
And I -- in the thinks that that's.
Have been around -- -- on.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Kind of -- I knew he sometimes -- -- -- -- -- -- -- When you started rolling around again and.
-- -- better for fourteen years.
I'm pretty much done -- this.
He's on a work release program and he's done in a week so he'll be out and so that's pretty much -- I'm basing my decision on.
When he gets out and he's gonna move in and see how.
You know how -- -- ago.
Of course nobody wants -- there if he you know.
And if I can provide the same they -- and -- not see any reason he shouldn't.
But I just want to make sure it's gonna happen -- enemy's economy is in -- -- and he's in the state on.
The baby's not gonna deal with either of us continent and not a -- That's a big concern of both of -- My counselor she even told me she says if you change your mind then we understand so it's like millions -- in the -- Okay.
I'm I'm I'm gonna do.
-- him on the back to the conclusion of our program.
-- had been struggling to have a second child in finally succeeded in getting pregnant.
But then she learned that the baby she is carrying has a fatal birth defect now Brooke and her husband must choose terminate the pregnancy.
Or have the child.
Started bawling screaming which she has it.
They discovered that breaks feeds that she's carrying has -- some heat team which means it hasn't extract eighteenth chromosome.
I remember is he called he said she does have it.
Do you want to terminate.
And -- like you know -- Couldn't quite comprehend what he was saying kids.
You know the first words she does having.
I was devastated.
There are reported cases of babies that survived two a year of life or maybe longer.
That they are -- Profoundly mentally return.
This thing he will survive very short period of time -- in.
Minutes hours or days.
I feel like it wasn't.
Our decision to make when it was her time in Philly it should be electing our opinions.
And when her time once.
We don't want to prolong any thing.
We wanted to be here we want her to.
Do you see us we will be able to see her.
We decided to terminate or ten who never known what color eyes are going to be -- clear -- was you know there's straighter currently.
To be able to.
However there just for a little bit even to holder just for little -- -- be worth it.
I think -- selfish about what I'm doing and you know that I haven't -- -- you know -- animators -- for more.
Is that we don't know.
I'm not saying.
Anybody that decides to terminate -- strong the next I feel myself and number -- field.
Just give them a chance and -- know.
I -- due July 11.
I -- a lot of fluids so.
Ever since -- and I mean everybody talks about what's -- And the problems but it's just.
Things have went -- you know we've still kept living our lives I just and I am so excited I can't wait for it there.
-- -- -- -- But I know if you're going to be OK.
-- But just what.
I mean she says I know that Marley will die but I think sometimes as her mother.
And I -- and denial of thinking that just maybe.
That god will heal her.
I think I almost put up an emotional wall -- Clinton -- my emotions through -- day.
I thought it day by day you know the -- move and -- -- -- -- -- -- -- You can rates.
No ladies are now apple and I -- that they are worried about it because they you know -- -- helping her on and he has seemed so.
-- common collected about.
And until then it.
You know although we talk about it a lot you never really.
Talk behind your feelings -- it.
I wish -- could this kind of sleep through it.
And I'm very scared I'm scared -- what's gonna happen and you know even though I know what's gonna happen and it's.
Fair -- me.
I don't think it's really gonna hit me until.
Actually go into labor and think that'll be the time it hits the.
-- -- -- Add in the last soft hands I think she looks like Tom.
Can expect her dad and and last and a handgun.
She definitely has his nose.
-- -- don't you you know what's coming you know it's gonna happen.
For her to be here.
You -- have your nose.
In my chin you know.
She -- knows.
That we love -- -- Flanders.
Not a whole lot more than than just true love that she can give a child like.
-- you know given the chance.
She was born June 15.
In the morning yeah.
And we named her Marley -- -- bridges.
Everything toys are you could have heard a pin drop it was so quiet that the -- months.
They felt that is C section be harder on me and if she only lived for maybe an hour I wouldn't had had any time with her.
And I felt like that.
She should be -- the way god meant for her to be born.
She passed -- probably -- minutes before -- She looked like her daddy over and over and over can.
So I mean he's just amazing bill that is sit look at her hold and -- and smaller curly brown hair and but there there are no deformities.
And just -- little figures to protect.
-- well the coroner was actually a friend of ours.
And then he came.
And I can't -- straight him which made me feel so much better to build it you know give -- -- somebody I know.
But I mean it was it was so hard you know -- the letter go and you know we -- in the hospital the same time and so -- just.
-- it was hard.
-- -- -- -- -- -- sometimes it doesn't seem like.
-- it seems like yesterday and then sometimes it seems like it's two months ago when.
-- Days -- mixed up.
I think it's going to be very scary to try again.
That'll give us you know we can handle.
No more than what -- been handled.
Just hope and pray that everything.
-- -- And wouldn't.
I don't know why keep eating pregnant it's like -- feeling when enough for them.
Probably because I've been -- how many times I've gotten pennies to more that and not seem like.
Any regrets about it for instance my children.
I had done I have -- her parents.
If this all happen again nothing -- change.
I would do everything exactly the same -- we did this time.
-- I feel like we gave her the best chance we could and I just wouldn't change it.
Obviously I listened to other people's community you.
I want -- of people.
I -- in my hand I was making that decision.
Everything's different for everybody.
This situation this is what I needed is right for me that abortion happier -- X -- and either way I'm not gonna judge.
That's our program.
As we said in the beginning we did not set out to provide a legal or political answers to this explosive American issue.
But instead to look at the problem a new by showing its human face.
Well now I want to know what you think if you have any comments about tonight's program drop me an email at FNC specials.
I'm ED hill thanks for watching.
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