Actress and activist Alyssa Milano, in the latest episode of her podcast “Sorry Not Sorry,” revealed that she had two abortion in her early twenties, describing them as “absolutely the right choice for me,” reported the Daily Wire.
The story: The actress explained that she was on birth control when she first learned she was pregnant in 1993. Yahoo News noted that she “fell in love with actor Scott Wolf” that year and the two got engaged later on.
Milano said that she wasn’t ready to be a parent, that her Catholic background conflicted with her pregnancy, and that she wanted to pursue a career so she decided to get an abortion. “I chose. It was my choice. And it was absolutely the right choice for me,” she said. It wasn’t “something I wanted,” but “something that I needed — like most healthcare is.”
Shortly after, she got pregnant again.
“Once again I made the right decision to end the pregnancy. I would not have my children — my beautiful, perfect, loving, kind an inquisitive children — who have a mother who was so very, very ready for them. Fifteen years after that first love had fizzled, my life would be completely lacking all its great joys. I would never had been free to be myself — and that’s what this fight is all about: freedom,” she said.
They are ours — and they none of your f**king business,” Milano added.
Other public figures share the same opinion. “I had an abortion when I was young, and it was the best decision I have ever made. Both for me, and for the baby I didn’t want, and wasn’t ready for, emotionally, psychologically and financially. So many children will end up in foster homes. So many lives ruined. So very cruel,” said actress Jameela Jamil.
“I had an abortion when I was fifteen years old, and I’m telling you this because I’m genuinely really scared for women and girls all over this country,” actress Busy Philipps.
Debate: Milano’s account comes at a time when abortion is a hot topic, following the introduction and passage of numerous anti-abortion bills in several states across the US.