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‘Abortion or adoption’: Jamie Lynn on her parents reaction to pregnancy

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Oct 26, 2021

In an extract from her memoir Things I Should Have Said, American actress Jamie Lynn Spears revealed that her parents wanted her to get an abortion after they found out she was pregnant at the age of 16. 

JAMIE LYNN SPEARS OPENS UP BEING PRESSURED INTO AN ABORTION

In excerpts of Jamie Lynn Spears memoir — Things I Should Have Said obtained by TMZ, she claimed that her parents – Jamie and Lynne Spears wanted her to get an abortion when they found out she was pregnant at 16. 

“(They) came to my room trying to convince me that having a baby at this point in my life was a terrible idea,” wrote Jamie in her memoir. 

The former Zoey 101 star stated that her parents told her she was too young and a baby would kill her career. She also claims they said they knew a doctor.

“It will kill your career. You are just too young. You don’t know what you’re doing. There are pills you can take. We can help you take care of this problem … I know a doctor,” she claims they told her. 

“Everyone around me just wanted to make this ‘issue’ disappear…everyone was certain that termination would be the best course of action,” she continued. 

After deciding to follow through with her pregnancy, the actress got into an argument with her dad Jamie “slinging words and tossing insults” when he then suggested she out her child up for adoption.

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JAMIE CLAIMS SHE COULD NOT TELL BRITNEY ABOUT HER PREGNANCY

Jamie, who is the younger sister of American pop star Britney Spears, claims she was not allowed to tell her about her pregnancy. The actress and her ex-boyfriend Casey Aldridge welcomed their first child Maddie in 2008. This was the same year Britney’s conservatorship began.

“I needed her more than ever and she wasn’t able to help me in my most vulnerable time … To this day, the hurt of not being able to tell my sister myself still lingers,” she continued.

The Spears family struck a deal with Us Weekly to break the news and first photos of baby Maddie in 2008. Maddie is now 13-years-old. Jamie also claims she and her Lynne hid out in a cabin, which she believes was in Connecticut until the story was published.

She says her “Momma wore her disappointment like her favorite jacket,” when they spent Thanksgiving together.

The actress married Jamie Watson in 2014. The pair welcomed three-year-old Ivey in 2018.

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