By Katie Brown
Alyssa Milano, a self-proclaimed abortion activist, recently shared in her Sorry Not Sorry podcast that she had two abortions in 1993. The actress has been particularly vocal against the abortion restriction laws that were passed earlier this year. Not only did she agree to boycott filming in the state of Georgia, she also called for a “sex strike” until abortion access was restored.
Until now, Milano has had pro-life advocates scratching their heads and wondering why she cares so much about abortion laws. Well, now we get it. Milano is a victim of abortion.
Milano tells her podcast listeners how in love she was before she had her abortions. She shares,
“I was in love for the first time in the breathless way you can only be in love when you are young. It was huge—overwhelming even. It filled every part of living. It was a joyful and exciting and powerful time in my life.”
But this love wasn’t enough. Milano explains that even though she was on birth control, she still got pregnant. Twice. Milano tries to justify her abortions by saying she wasn’t ready to be a mother and that she wouldn’t have all that she has now if she’d had those babies. For Milano, the risk wasn’t worth it.
What broke my heart was when Milano told her listeners her abortions were not “something I wanted,” but they were “something that I needed—like most healthcare is.” Even the staunchest of abortion supporters admits she never wanted her abortions.
To me, Alyssa Milano seems like someone who is so busy trying to cover up the hurt of her abortions that she has never had a chance to fully accept what she did.
She has bought into the misconception that women, especially mothers, can’t do it all. For someone who preaches female empowerment so loudly, she gave up on herself the moment she decided to have those abortions. She allowed herself to be limited by an agenda that only seeks to hurt women.
She tells her listeners,
“Fifteen years after that first love had fizzled, my life would be completely lacking all its great joys.”
Milano is still living under the grips of abortion by allowing herself to believe she is truly better off with two dead babies, and that those two children would have brought her nothing but misery.
I hope that someday Milano will be able to see that children, no matter how they come to be, are not burdens. I also hope she can have more faith in women. Women are not inhibited by children, but empowered by them. No one said having children is easy, but they are worth the risk.