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Jamie Lynn Spears Chose Life After Her Parents Encouraged an Abortion

Photo from Jamie Lynn’s Instagram

Jamie Lynn Spears Chose Life After Her Parents Encouraged an Abortion

By Movieguide® Staff

Jamie Lynn Spears, younger sister of pop-sensation Britney Spears, recently opened about how her parents pressured her to get an abortion in her new memoir, “Things I Should Have Said.”

According to Jamie Lynn, 30, her father and mother worked hard to convince her to have an abortion after becoming pregnant at the age of 16.

“[They] came to my room trying to convince me that having a baby at this point in my life was a terrible idea,” she recalled.

“‘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,'” Jamie Lynn said, adding: “Everyone around me just wanted to make this ‘issue’ disappear…everyone was certain that termination would be the best course of action.”

Despite the outside pressure from her family and friends, Jamie Lynn chose to give birth to her child, Maddie, who is now 13.

Jamie Lynn said that she still remembers the pain from not telling her sister about her pregnancy before it went to print in 2008.

“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 said.

Jamie Lynn shares Maddie with her ex, Casey Aldridge, and a 3-year-old daughter, Ivey, with her current husband, Jamie Watson.

The memoir comes amid Britney’s vocal accusations of her family’s mishandling of the conservatorship.

Movieguide® previously reported:

In what Spears’ attorney, Mathew Rosengart, called a “massive legal victory,” the pop artist’s father, Jamie Spears, recently petitioned to end the conservatorship.

Rosengart, who has represented the singer in court since July, said that despite Jamie’s petition, he would conduct further investigations to uncover whether or not Britney’s finances were mishandled.

“This filing represents a massive legal victory for Britney Spears, as well as vindication,” Rosengart told Fox News. “Having exposed his misconduct and improper plan to hold his daughter hostage by trying to extract a multi-million-dollar settlement, Mr. Spears has now effectively surrendered. There is no settlement.”

“To the extent Mr. Spears believes he can try to avoid accountability and justice, including sitting for a sworn deposition and answering other discovery under oath, he is incorrect and our investigation into financial mismanagement and other issues will continue,” the statement continued.

Jamie Lynn has been open about the role faith plays in her life today. When Maddie was nearly killed in an ATV accident, Jamie Lynn relied on the Lord to help her through.

“In that moment I just…spiritually, mentally, everything changed,” Spears said in a podcast. “I’ve faced my worst fear now. What else can I mess up or do wrong that will be as horrible as that? Nothing. There’s nothing. God gave me the blessing of giving me my daughter back. I lost her and I got her back.”