MTV's Abortion Special 'No Easy Decision' Saw Raw Emotions

MTV's Abortion Special 'No Easy Decision' Saw Raw Emotions

Markai Durham would never approve her own decision because she was pro life but financial insecurity has forced her to terminate the pregnancy.

MTV aired a raw and bold documentary called "No Easy Decision" as a holiday special and it presented an issue as hard as its title. The spin-off to "16 and Pregnant" follows the reality show's alumna Markai Durham who fell pregnant for the second time. It highlights the emotional distress that Markai went through until she reached the decision to abort the baby.

Markai, who actually was banned from talking to the press before the episode aired, wrote on her Facebook page to prepare viewers of what they would see. "I thought I was on birth control," she wrote on early Tuesday morning. "I thought I was protected I thought this would have never been anything I would have to go through. But it just shows you will never know."

She continued, "If your pro-life I understand. If your pro-choice hey Im with you. If your anti-abortion I was you. Each and everyone of you I listen to. Even if its only calling me names or disrespecting me because of my decison. (sic)."

In the half-hour show, Markai said, "We can't take care of another baby. Abortion is the best choice for us." She called several clinics to find out more about her options, received information about the differences between a medical and a surgical abortion and broke in tears after the call was over. She said, "I never thought [abortion] would be an option for me."

She was six weeks into the pregnancy when she had the abortion. At the end she concluded, "I wouldn't choose abortion as a first option for anyone, but it was the best decision for me. I know I'll make it through."




    Dec 30, 2010

    @K - Goodmama pours her heart out about her upbringing, the decision she made and who she is today and the only thing you know how to do is to wish death on her and that her children become parentless? It is so easy to hide behind a freakin' initial and judge someone when you aren't the one that comes from such a disturbing past or have to make that kind of decision, isn't it? Ask yourself where she would have been if her mother had to have 1 more child or where her kids would be today if she had to have that first kid. Can you see yourself having a kid now in this economy? Who would pay for it? Welfare? Or are you so rich and perfect that nothing like that could have ever happened to you? In other words, why don't YOU drop the dead and thnk before you speak. Let ye who is without sin cast the first stone..... moron!

    Dec 30, 2010

    Thank you Hera! @ K- I knew if I posted my story There would be some judgmental idiots who would post in response. Hahaha... yeah, I'm sure my children would be much better off without their 2 parent home. How stupid are you? I would have given anything to have had the stable loving home my children are growing up in. I could care less what an idiot like you has to say. I am here to support girls who have made, or are currently grappling with this very difficult decision.

    Dec 29, 2010

    Goodmom you should be ashame of yourslf and hope you die alone with you kids taken away from you. Goodmama my ass!

    Dec 29, 2010

    Markai is so brave and her story is so common. I had an abortion at 18. My mom had one after my brother was born and she had become pregnant almost immediatly after she had him. Nearly every woman I know has also been in that situation at least once. It's a horrible position to be in and there is so much emotion involved in the decision. Everyone I have ever known wishes they could have kept their child. That they were emotionally and financially able to at that time but they couldn't. I was raised by a Teen Mom I never met my biological father. My step father was an alcoholic and my parents were violent with each other almost daily. My mom took all of her anger out on us. It was a very bad childhood. I had no support and couldn't have given my child up for adoption I wasn't strong enough to do that. I would not have been a good mom at that age with all my baggage. I was so screwed up. I am so glad I made that choice now. Although it was the hardest decision I have ever had to make. I am a married stay at home mom. With two boys. My boys are wonderful students who have all the support they need from me. I am scared to think of where I would be if I would have gone through with the first pregnancy. I honestly don't think we would have had a chance.

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