Celebrities Who Opened Up About Having Abortions

By Gina Escandon

Individuals deserve bodily autonomy and the right to get a safe and common medical procedure when they need it.

And although the majority of Americans support abortion access, for some reason this idea is still up for debate and regularly under attack from lawmakers.

Ahead are some of the real celebrities who are changing the conversation surrounding abortion and inspiring vigorous action. 

“I made the best decision for ME & ultimately my family. It wasn’t the ‘easy thing to do’, it was excruciating on many levels, but necessary. Do I regret it or question my choice? Not at all.” -Tess Holliday

“I was a teenager. It was the hardest thing I'd ever gone through.” - Nicki Minaj

“Forcing a child to be born to a mother who isn’t ready, isn’t financially stable, was raped, a victim of incest, isn’t doing that theoretical child any favors.” -Minka Kelly 

"It was one of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make. I still think about it to this day. But these truths do not make me regret my decision. - Amber Tamblyn

"I am a human being that deserves autonomy in this country that calls itself free...”  -Busy Philipps

“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.” - Jameela Jamil

"I’m very thankful I was able to access safe and legal abortion. Because the rapist, who is a Kentuckian... has paternity rights in Kentucky and Tennessee. I would’ve had to co-parent with my rapist!" - Ashley Judd

“It took nine months to build. It should take nine months to get off... I wanted fettuccini alfredo. I didn’t want a barbell.” -Drew Barrymore

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