Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Singer Cher Was Almost Aborted

You know the old story about you never know who you might be aborting:

Speaking on the programme, which aired Sunday night, Georgia - who was 20 when she delivered Cher - said: "I can remember the chairs were chrome [in the clinic], and I was sweating. The sweat was just coming off of me on this chrome and when the door opened and it was my turn, I said, 'Mother, I can't do it.' So, that's how she's here."


Actress-and-model Georgia had to put Cher in an orphanage at one point because she couldn't afford to care for her and their temporary estrangement has always been a regret for Georgia.

Cher told the USA Today newspaper: "I heard the abortion story when I was a teenager. The orphanage story has been a touchy one for my mom her whole life, and she didn't want to talk about it. I said, 'Mom, why didn't you just march in and take me?'

"She said, 'I didn't have the power. I didn't have any money or a job, and the church was so strong. I'd go see you every day and you'd be crying. You don't know what it was like.' It was harder for women then.

"I thought, this could be tricky, But what's anyone going to do to me now? So I come from a poor white trash background. It doesn't make any difference."