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January 22nd marked the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion throughout the country. It also marked the commencement of the annual Walk for Life events in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. Kaya Jones, a former member of the pop group Pussycat Dolls, shared her experiences and regrets from her own abortions at the San Francisco event on January 20th. Jones shared how she had her first abortion at just 16 years old. “It harmed me, and I felt like as though someone had took something that had always belonged in my body,” she told the crowd. “I remember waking up and feeling like someone took my rib or my kidney, and it was never going to come back … I don’t know the death date of my first child, and I will never know the birth date. There’s no grave I can go to, to mourn the death,” she added.

At 19, she became pregnant again just as her career was taking off with the Pussycat Dolls. She told the crowd she was told to “get rid of it.” “I come from an industry that promotes abortion,” she said. “If you want to have a baby and you want to be a recording artist and successful, they encourage that you abort.” Speaking to Tucker Carlson last April, Jones said that the industry essentially forces women into abortion. “A majority of the women do not have children. I mean, that’s the pressures and the forcing abortions. And, you know, you’re fired if you’re pregnant,” she told Carlson. She stated the industry’s control of singers felt like slavery. “It felt like we were slaves to… the evil that runs this planet. You know, I don’t think it’s a group of people, per se. I think evil runs rampant when we don’t do anything about it. And as Christians, we need to do something about it,” she said. Speaking to the crowd in San Francisco, she shared her regrets in choosing abortion. “I have a Grammy, but none of it will bring my children back.”

Jones grew up in a Christian family but fell away from Christianity after her parents divorced. Speaking to The Christian Post about her faith, she said her music career only exacerbated the distance between her and God. “I joined the Pussycat Dolls and was not serving God but rather myself. I knew I wasn’t following God’s plan for me,” she said. After leaving the group, Jones began to speak more openly about her faith. During the coronavirus pandemic, she stayed with her boyfriend’s father, who had terminal cancer, and witnessed him speaking to angel’s. The experience spurred her on to further Bible study and she was baptized in 2021. Her recommitment to her faith and her personal experiences have brought her to the pro-life movement where she speaks out about the regrets of having an abortion. A study that appeared in Cureus last May showed that 60% of women who had abortions “would have preferred to give birth if they had received more support from others or had more financial security.” 24% felt forced into their abortions.

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