These celebrities shared their abortion stories

Busy Phillips

“I had an abortion when I was 15 and I’m telling you this because I’m really, really scared for women and girls across the country,” Philipps said on her shoe. Busy tonight. “Is that a sharp left turn? she asked, comparing the topic of abortion to her show’s usual pop culture topics. “Yeah right. Is that a little shocking? Yeah, that’s a little shocking too. But guess what? That’s being a woman. Having a regular Tuesday and suddenly being reminded that people try watch your body, and then all you have to do is get back to work.

She then asked the women to share their stories on Twitter, using the hashtag #youknowme.

Amber Tamblyn

“It was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make. I still think about it today,” Tamblyn wrote on Twitter. “But these truths do not make me regret my decision. It was the right choice for me at this point in my life. I don’t have the slightest doubt about it.

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Minka Kelly

“When I was younger, I had an abortion. It was the smartest decision I could have made, not only for me and my boyfriend at the time, but also for this unborn fetus,” wrote Kelly, alongside a Photo of the 25 Alabama state senators who voted for the bill. “Having a baby at that time would have only perpetuated the cycle of poverty, chaos and dysfunction I was born into.”

“If you insist on forcing women to carry to term, why do you refuse to talk about comprehensive sex education, maternal death rates, free daycare, paid maternity leave?” She concluded her post by sharing her appreciation for the men who have spoken out on this issue and reminded her followers that “women do not get pregnant alone” and that “banning abortion has never stopped women to try it”.

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Jameela Jamil

“This anti-abortion law in Georgia is so earth-shattering, inhumane, and blatantly egregious of a hatred of women, a disregard for our rights, our bodies, our sanity, and essentially a punishment for rape victims, forcing carry their rapist’s baby,” she wrote next to a link to a Slate item which indicated that Georgia had just criminalized abortion.

“I had an abortion when I was young, and it was the best decision I’ve ever made. Both for me and for the baby I didn’t want and wasn’t emotionally ready for. , psychologically and financially. So many children will end up in foster care. So many wasted lives. So cruel.

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Milla Jovovich

“I don’t like to be political,” she wrote, referring to her “emergency” abortion in 2017. “I went into preterm labor and said I had to be awake for the whole the procedure. It was one of the most horrific experiences I have ever had. I still have nightmares about it. I was helpless and alone. When I think about the fact that women might face abortions in conditions even worse than me because of the new laws, my stomach turns.

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Nicki Minaj

“It was the hardest thing I’ve ever been through,” she said of an abortion. “[It’s] haunted me all my life. It would be contradictory if I said that I was not pro-choice. I was not ready. I had nothing to offer a child.

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Joan Collins

“It would have been the absolute death of my career to do that…it would have been unthinkable to have a child,” she told Piers Morgan. in a 2010 interview. “He had no money, I had nothing, and I believe that if you want to bring a child into the world, you have to have a responsibility towards that child,” she said. added.

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Whoopi Goldberg

“I found out I was pregnant when I was fourteen,” she wrote. “I didn’t have any rules. I haven’t spoken to anyone. I panicked. I sat in hot baths. I drank those weird concoctions the girls told me about – something like Johnny Walker Red with a little Clorox, alcohol, baking soda (which probably saved my stomach) and some sort of cream. You got it all mixed up. I fell seriously ill. At that time, I was more afraid of having to explain to anyone what was wrong than going to the park with a coat hanger, which I did.


Chelsea manager

In a personal essay for Playboy‘s “Freedom Issue,” Handler opened up about two abortions she had when she was 16. “I just thought, ‘Why not?’ I can have a baby. Maybe I’ll have twins and give them names that rhyme,” she detailed. raising alone at that age, when I couldn’t even find my way home at night, was ridiculous. My parents recognized that, so they acted like parents for one of the very first times in my life. and took me to Planned Parenthood.

“Getting pregnant unintentionally more than once is irresponsible, but it’s always about making a thoughtful decision,” Handler wrote. “We all make mistakes all the time. I happened to fart twice when I was 16. I am grateful that I came to my senses and was able to have a legal abortion without risking my health or ruining myself or my family.


Gloria Steinem

The feminist activist was very frank in a interview with the NPRs Fresh air host Terry Gross on her pregnancy at 22 and her abortion before it was legal. “I had done all the stupid things we did then [to terminate a pregnancy], like riding a horse, throwing yourself down the stairs,” she explained. “I’m the cowardest person you can imagine, physically speaking, but I have [throw myself down stairs] … I was desperate. I was really desperate. I just knew that if I went home and got married, what I should have done was be with the wrong person; it would be to a life that wasn’t mine, that wasn’t mine at all.


Sharon Osbourne

“I had an abortion at 17 and it’s the worst thing I’ve ever done. It was the first time I had sex, and it was rotten. I had always thought that he didn’t ‘there would only be violins, and it was just awful,’ she told the Daily mail in a 2004 interview.

Osbourne told her mother after realizing she was two months pregnant and without hesitation her mother replied, “You have to get rid of it.”

Sharon Osbourne

Stevie Nicks

For years, the singer has been at the center of rumors that she ended a pregnancy with Eagles frontman Don Henley, which inspired her song “Sara.” Nicks finally set the record straight with Billboard in 2014. “If I had married Don and had this baby, and if she had been a girl, I would have named her Sara,” Nicks said, though she said that wasn’t the basis of the song.


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“I knew that by sharing my story, I would be judged for the decision I had made. But I wanted to let other women facing the same difficult decision know that they were not alone,” he said. she writes, adding that she also did so in tribute to her grandmother Clara Esther White, who spent “more than five years counseling women through their decisions to terminate their pregnancies”, and her mother, who was also involved in everything from consulting to the sterilization of equipment.


Rose McGowan

“I had an abortion and I support this message. I’m not ashamed, and you shouldn’t be. That 60% of those who choose to have an abortion are already mothers says a lot – they understand better than anyone. I was on contraception and it failed,” she said. wrote.

“I realized that I couldn’t bring a child into my world and simultaneously change the world. I don’t regret my decision and it wasn’t taken lightly. If you don’t want an abortion, n Don’t worry. My body, my choice, my life. Did you have to make a choice? Let’s talk and use the hashtag #HonestAbortion.

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