“It’s nobody’s business and honestly, I’m glad I made that decision.”
Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade overthrew, which ended the constitutional right to abortion. After nearly 50 years, SCOTUS reversed the 1973 landmark decision and decided that it was now up to the states whether to ban their abortion or not. The immediate public reaction was overwhelming, with many outraged that women’s rights to their own bodies could be so easily stripped away.
While many took to the streets to protest against the repeal of constitutional law, others took a more personal approach, sharing memories of their own abortions. Some brave celebrities have even used their platform to open up about their own abortion stories, to be honest about what led to their decision. While it is unclear what the future holds in light of the Supreme Court’s ruling, it is safe to say that these celebs will always support a woman’s right to choose.
Here is what these celebrities shared about their abortions …
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In a striking essay for Vogue, Halsey revealed that they had an abortion once after having a miscarriage. The medically necessary procedure helped their body to terminate the pregnancy completely – an option that may not be available to many people following the Roe v. Wade verdict no. Now that Halsey has become a mother, they say they are even more determined that people should have the right to abortion.
“One of my miscarriages required ‘aftercare’, a gentle way of saying I would need an abortion because my body could not terminate the pregnancy completely on its own and I would run the risk of going into sepsis without medical attention. during this procedure I cried.I was afraid of myself and I was helpless.I was desperate to end the pregnancy that threatened my life … My abortion saved my life and made room for my son “Every person deserves the right to choose when, if, and how they have this dangerous and life-changing experience,” Halsey wrote.
2. Lily Allen
While talking about the Roe v. Wade ruling spoke, Lily Allen told that she once had an abortion. Although she did not go into detail about the experience, she explained that at that point she just did not want a baby and did not believe that women should justify why they needed an abortion.
“I wish people would stop posting examples of exceptional reasons for abortions. Most people I know, myself included, just did not want a f — ing baby. AND THAT’S REASON ENOUGH! WE DON’T HAVE TO JUSTIFY IT “It does not have to be said and I think all these examples only play into the hands of the bad people,” Lily wrote.
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3. Cheryl Burke
On TikTok, “Dancing With The Stars” pro Cheryl Burke shared that she had an abortion when she was 18 years old. She explained that, despite “practicing safe sex” and on birth control, she still became pregnant. Knowing that she “would not have been a wonderful mother” and “went through a very big transition,” she made the decision to have an abortion.
“I was two weeks pregnant when I had an abortion. I remember rolling up to Planned Parenthood with pickpockets holding anti-abortion signs and it alone was traumatic. But on top of that, the whole process is traumatic and the fact that now, you’re making it illegal for our women to make this decision about our own bodies, is absolutely insane … It’s nobody’s business and honestly, I’m glad I made that decision.I’m not sorry, “There is no shame in that. I just chose to share it now, but that does not mean there was any shame,” said Cheryl.
4. Laura Prepon
Laura Prepon recently opened up about the choice to undergo an abortion in 2020 when she and her husband, Ben Foster, discovered that their fetus’ brain and bones were not developing – and could endanger her life. Although she calls her abortion “one of the worst days” of her life, she says she is glad she had the choice and believes others should too.
“One of the worst days of my life was when I made the choice to terminate a pregnancy in the second trimester. The devastating truth is that we found out the fetus would not survive full term, and that my life too was in danger .. at the time – I had the choice.Everyone has their own story to seek out this medical procedure and I empathize with anyone who has faced this impossible decision.I pray for all of us that we through this challenging time can come and regain agency over our own bodies, ”Laura wrote.
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5. Hilarie Burton
Hilarie Burton shared that she had an abortion once after having a miscarriage and the medical procedure allowed her body to heal from the loss. Although she says it was a “painful day”, she knows it would have been “worse” if abortions were illegal “and law enforcement inspected my body to make sure I did not cause my own miscarriage.”
“Having an abortion after my fetus died caused my uterus to heal in a way that made it healthy enough to carry on future pregnancies. It doesn’t matter if you use the term D&C. The official word on “the hospital paper is abortion. That’s what it was … Ry V Wade protected my rights as a woman to have miscarriages without being examined … I only had my daughter because of my abortion,” Hilarie wrote .
6. Jill Zarin
Jill Zarin recently talked about her abortion and shared that she was a teenager when she underwent the procedure. She says her life would have been completely different if she could not have had an abortion and if she had followed up the pregnancy and given up the baby for adoption, she would have wondered all her life if it was a mistake.
“I had an abortion when I was in my late teens. And my life would have become so dramatic … It was my right to choose, and how dare anyone take it away from me right away … We will have to go vote We are going to have to get judges who believe women have the right to vote, ”Jill said on her Instagram story.
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7. Brandi Glanville
During an appearance on “Watch What Happens Live!” along with Jill Zarin, Brandi Glanville confirmed that she also had an abortion. After the show, she took to Twitter to elaborate on the situation and share that she had the procedure while in high school.
“I have no shame about my abortion and thank God I had a choice. I was 17 a senior in high school, I was in an emotionally abusive relationship and I was on birth control pills and I was still getting pregnant. I a choice and I was still a child myself, “Brandi wrote.
8. Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno recently opened up about a failed abortion while pregnant with then-boyfriend Marlon Brando’s baby in the days before Roe v. Wade. At the time, abortion was illegal, but Marlon “found a doctor through some friends” who performed the procedure for $ 500. Despite going to a reputable doctor, she later started bleeding and learned that the abortion was incomplete.
“Marlon took me to the hospital. I had what they told me was a ‘disturbed pregnancy’. The doctor did nothing really to make me bleed. In other words, he did not do it right. “I did not know it then, but I could have died. What a mess. What a terrible mess.” Rita told Variety.
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9. Ireland Baldwin
On TikTok, Ireland Baldwin revealed that she had an abortion as a teenager after being raped. She says the traumatic situation “has the course of the rest of [her] and instead of telling anyone, she says she’s spiraling ‘while clinging to pain and guilt. Looking back, Ireland says she could not have imagined what would have happened if she had been a baby did not have to raise.
“I drank a lot more, I partyed a lot more, I took self-medication, I was in other abusive and toxic relationships and friendships. I did just about everything I could to divert my attention. To so many others brave seeing women share their stories made me think what my life would have been like if I had gotten pregnant and if I had to raise a baby during all that I went through at the time.Note, I have medical resources, money and support that a lot women do It would have been simply traumatic and impossible, ”Ireland said.
Ireland also shared that she became pregnant at another stage, but chose to have an abortion as her boyfriend did not want a child – and she knew “exactly what it feels like to be born between two people who hate each other. “
10. Phoebe Bridgers
In May, when a draft of the Roe v. Wade decision leaked, musician Phoebe Bridgers revealed she had an abortion last year. She explained that the process was simple – and everyone deserves to have that kind of access.
“I had an abortion while I was on tour in October last year. I went to planned parenting where they gave me the abortion pill. It was easy. Everyone deserves that kind of access,” she said. wrote on Twitter.