TEEN Mom fans have praised Catelynn Lowell for speaking out about her decision not to have an abortion when she was younger.
Catelynn, 30, took to her Instagram Story on Monday and revealed that trolls have gone as far as to ask her why she decided to keep her daughter Carly.
Catelynn and her now husband Tyler Baltierra made a difficult decision when they were only 16-years-old and placed Carly for adoption when she was born in 2009.
In recent years, Catelynn has been vocal about her pro-choice stance and defended pregnant people’s choice to have abortions
Writing on Instagram, Catelynn wrote: “People are wild. Coming at me with ‘[then] why did you choose life for your first born’.
“Um let’s see… Because I had a CHOICE duh!! That’s why! Catelynn added alongside a gif which spelled out the words: “The opinion of the court has no place in our bodies.”
In a second post, the reality TV star said: “Crazy right? That’s the point though my girls and every girl deserves the right to have a choice!”
One fan shared the posts on Reddit, and others quickly commented on the thread.
“Proud of the choice you made. You’re an amazing person for making the choice you did, no matter how hard it may seem right now. Take time to rest and heal,” one person said.
Another wrote: “I have always loved Cate and Tyler… they made a really tough but smart decision, that broke a cycle for their future children. Wise beyond their years… proud to see them today.”
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A third person commented: “Good for her!!!!!” while a fourth added: “Catelynn has struggled so much, I wish people would leave her be about this.”
Someone else said: “I really respect her for this,” while a different Reddit user commented: “Good for Catelyn. She’s really grown into a good human.”
Catelynn and Tyler went on to have three more daughters together: Novalee Reign, Vaeda Luma and Rya Rose.
Earlier this month, Teen Mom fans were left in tears after Nova made a heartbreaking admission.
Seven-year-old Novalee‘s confession was featured in a preview clip of Tuesday’s episode of Teen Mom: The Next Chapter.
Posted on the official Teen Mom Instagram account, the clip starts with Catelyn and Tyler and Novalee in the kitchen.
In it, the MTV mom stated that the seven-year-old was “sad about missing Carly” which prompted her to ask her daughter: “What makes you sad about it?”
Nova answered: “I felt like that’s my sister and I can’t see her that much.”
Their daughter continued: “Like imagine getting split up from your sister or your brother.”
The Teen Mom stars both agrede that getting split up “would be sad”.
All the talk about Carly triggered Nova to then ask her mother: “How old were you guys when you were pregnant?”
As fans of the long-running series are well aware, Catelynn replied that she “was sixteen”.
A shocked Nova stated: “That is not a grown-up,” before she added: “You should be like forty or something.”
Laughing to himself, Tyler agreed and responded: “Forty is a great age, that’s perfect.”
Still curious, Novalee questioned her parents: “Why were you thinking about having a baby that early?”
Catelynn replied honestly and said: “We weren’t thinking,” as Tyler added: “We made bad choices.”
The mom-of-four then proceeded to list all the reasons why she and Tyler weren’t prepared to have a child.
Nova then stated: “You should have asked God for a baby later,” which forced Tyler to awkwardly tip-toe around how babies are made, a conversation the 30-year-old didn’t appear to be quite ready for.