During her Monday podcast, Actress Alyssa Milano revealed that she has had two abortions in 1993, saying that “it was absolutely the right choice for me.”
The actress discussed her abortions on her podcast, “Sorry Not Sorry” according to the Hollywood Reporter. Alyssa Milano said that she had both abortions in 1993 while in a relationship where she was “in love for the first time.”
“I knew I was not ready to be a parent,” Alyssa Milano said, while explaining that she was on birth control when she became pregnant and believed she had a career, future, and potential ahead of her.
The actress also said that she was raised Catholic and went after Catholicism as “a faith I was coming to realize empowered only men to make every single decision of what was allowed and what was not allowed.”
Alyssa Milano obtained her first abortion in 1993 but became pregnant again just few months later and then obtained her second abortion. She explained that this was the right decision for her, and that if she hadn’t obtained these abortions her life would be lacking its “great joys.”
The actress also said that if she had not had these abortions she wouldn’t have her two children, her career, her platform, or her husband.
“Fifteen years after that first love had fizzled, my life would be completely lacking all its great joys,” Milano said, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “I would never had been free to be myself — and that’s what this fight is all about: freedom.”
“I refuse to let anyone else’s bullshit morality force me into a life of premarital celibacy,” she said.
“I refuse to live in the narrative that sexual pleasure is for men and that women exist to deliver that pleasure. Nobody will say that he was at fault for enjoying sex with me, but you can be damned sure that the men enacting these laws think less of me for deriving the same pleasure from him.”