“This is ending a wanted pregnancy. This is late-term abortion. It was not wanted. It was not a “way out”. It was not birth control.
It was heartbreaking.”
So begins Lindsey Paradiso’s poignant Facebook post about her experience with “late-term abortion”.
She decided to share her story after watching Donald Trump during the third presidential debate, who described late-term abortions as “ripping babies out at nine months”.
When Lindsey heard those words, she "went into a full panic attack and started sobbing because I couldn’t believe people actually thought that happens", she told Buzzfeed Health.
"I had to share my story and set things straight."
While Lindsey first posted about her experience in October 2016, her heartbreaking story is trending again after the US state of Virginia proposed a ban on abortions after 20 weeks.
Lindsey was 18 weeks pregnant with her first child, a girl - which her and husband Matt had already named Omara "Omi" Rose - when doctors noticed a "bubble" growing on her neck.