Resident stands up for abortion billboards

HARRISON COUNTY, W.Va. (WDTV)-- Abortion billboards from the Women's Health Center of West Virginia can be see in several counties but many people we spoke with last week were upset with them while others say that there is nothing wrong with them.

"They don't bother me at all," said Rachel Barnes, resident of Harrison County. "I think it is a good thing, I think it shows that there are choices out there and that's what the pro-choice billboards are trying to say.

Rachel Barnes, a resident of Harrison County, says she has gone through several complications with pregnancies and ended up getting abortions in order to save her life.

"I like the billboards being up because I, myself, have had two abortions. I have had horrible pregnancies. They were terribly wrong, both of them in different ways," said Barnes.

Barnes even experiences seizures, high blood pressure, along with several other problems that could have ended her and her child's life during her pregnancy.

Barnes says she wants women to know that there still are resources and that complications can happen to anyone.

"I just want people to know that pregnancy can go wrong in so many ways," said Barnes. "You don't think about it because all you want to think about is the positives of it."