Recalling past trauma can be hard, but Milla Jovovich knows her voice can be amplified, and possibly change minds.
The Hellboy star is opening up about an emergency abortion she had two years ago, when she suddenly went into “pre term labor.” Her reason for sharing now is the fact that Georgia, and five other states have all signed bills that essentially control the choices a woman can make with her body.
We know, completely disgusting.
Georgia’s bill, which recently made headlines, bans abortion after a heartbeat is detected and opens females up to prosecution if they chose to have one in state illegally or out of state. Alabama’s bill, which was passed by the Senate Tuesday night and is on the Governor’s desk now, bans abortion altogether — except for cases of a “serious health risk” to the mother — and punishes doctors with up to 99 years in prison if they chose to perform them.
In case you’re not a women or have never been pregnant, most ladies have no idea they’d even test positive at six weeks. ESPECIALLY if they aren’t actively trying. We know — this is some Handmaid’s Tale s**t.
The 43-year-old actress, completely aware of this atrocity, shared powerful words alongside the (above) picture:
“I donâ€™t like to get political and I try to only do it if a really have to and this is one of those times. If someone doesnâ€™t want to continue reading, you have been warned.
Our rights as women to obtain safe abortions by experienced doctors are again at stake. Last Tuesday, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed a draconian bill into law that outlaws all abortions after six weeks â€” before most women even realize theyâ€™re pregnant â€” including in cases of RAPE OR INCEST.
This makes Georgia the sixth state to pass such a restrictive six-week abortion ban, joining Ohio, Mississippi, Kentucky, Iowa, and North Dakota. These laws havenâ€™t been passed yet, but lawmakers in these states are trying. Abortion is hard enough for women on an emotional level without having to go through it in potentially unsafe and unsanitary conditions.”
She went on to describe her abortion and the trauma that followed:
“I myself went through an emergency abortion 2 years ago. I was 4 1/2 months pregnant and shooting on location in Eastern Europe. I went into pre term labor and told that I had to be awake for the whole procedure. It was one of the most horrific experiences I have ever gone through. I still have nightmares about it. I was alone and helpless. When I think about the fact that women might have to face abortions in even worse conditions than I did because of new laws, my stomach turns. I spiraled into one of the worst depressions of my life and had to work extremely hard to find my way out. I took time off of my career. I isolated myself for months and had to keep a strong face for my two amazing kids.
I started gardening, eating healthier and going to the gym everyday because I didnâ€™t want to jump into taking anti depressants unless I had tried every other alternative. Thank God I was able to find my way out of that personal hell without turning to medication, but the memory of what I went through and what I lost will be with me till the day I die. Abortion is a nightmare at its best. No woman wants to go through that. But we have to fight to make sure our rights are preserved to obtain a safe one if we need to. I never wanted to speak about this experience. But I cannot remain silent when so much is at stake. #prochoice #prochoicegeneration”
What a strong woman!!
The idea that lawmakers are attempting to limit access to abortion and female care is preposterous!Â Not to mention, what woman would ever WANT to go through with something like this?
Also, it’s tragic how lawmakers, who are mostly men, are pro-life but could give a flying f**k about what happens to said child and mother once they’re born.
We are 100% living in the Twilight Zone and states need to WAKE UP and support the right to choose.
[Image via Instagram]
The post Milla Jovovich Describes ‘Horrific’ Emergency Abortion Following Georgia & Alabama’s Controversial Bills appeared first on Perez Hilton.