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On Thursday, actress and former talkshow host Busy Philipps “shouted” her abortion to a rally full of abortion activists gathered outside the Supreme Court.
Philipps, who had an abortion at age 15, said the procedure enabled her to have nice things in life, including her “two healthy children,” a hybrid car, and her “beautiful f***ing home.”
“There I was, sitting in Los Angeles, in my beautiful office of my own late-night talk show,” Philipps told the crowd, as first reported by Grabien.
“Soon I would be driving my hybrid car to my beautiful f***ing home to kiss my two beautiful and healthy children and my husband who had taken the year off to parent so I could focus on my career,” the actress continued.
Philipps paused before belting out: “And I have all of this, all of it! Because, because, because, I was allowed bodily autonomy at 15!”
“I will not be shamed into being quiet,” the 40-year-old continued. “We will not be shamed into being quiet. Never again!”
“I will never stop talking about my abortion, or my periods, or my experiences in childbirth, my episiotomies, my yeast infections, or my ovulation that lines up with the moon!” the celebrity closed.
Philipps has publicly detailed her own abortion in the past. In 2019, the feminist told her talkshow audience that she had an abortion at age 15.
“The statistic is one in four women will have an abortion before age 45. That statistic sometimes surprises people, and maybe you’re sitting there thinking, ‘I don’t know a woman who would have an abortion.’ Well, you know me,” she said on-air.
In 2018, Philipps revealed in an Instagram post that she was raped at age 14. In her memoir, the actress said the rape happened at the hands of her then-boyfriend, whose identity she did not reveal.
“This is me at 14. The age I was raped. It’s taken me 25 years to say those words. I wrote about it in my book. I finally told my parents and sister about it 4 months ago. Today is the day we are silent no more,” she captioned an Instagram post.
Philipps was joined by elected Democrats and fellow celebrities on Thursday to rally outside the courthouse while the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for June Medical Services v. Russo, a case surrounding pro-life legislation in Louisiana.
Pro-lifers, while lacking famed celebrities, also gathered outside the courthouse, voicing their support for the pro-life legislation.
June Medical Services v. Russo “was brought by abortion providers against the state of Louisiana, challenging a law that requires them to maintain admitting privileges at a local hospital so women can get emergency care if necessary after a failed abortion procedure,” National Review outlined. “Louisiana law currently requires the same of all other ambulatory surgical centers in the state; the Unsafe Abortion Protection Act aims to hold abortionists to the same standard.”
As noted by The Daily Wire, far-left Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) delivered a similarly aggressive sermon to fellow pro-aborts on Wednesday, explaining that pro-life advocates are “obsessed” with her body and suggesting they not want to have sex with her at all.
“This past year, I realized — my, my, my are they obsessed with our bodies, how we talk, how we look, what we stand for — I mean this type of policing of our bodies is so interconnected to all the social justice movements all around the country,” said Tlaib.
“You know I, in the legislature, in the Michigan legislature for six year, used to say to people, ‘Yo yo, you know what? You’re so freakin obsessed with what I decide to do with my body, maybe you shouldn’t even want to have sex with me,’ or with you, or with any woman,” added the elected Democrat.
Actress @BusyPhilipps said she owes all of her success to having an abortion at 15, continues: "I will never stop talking about my abortion or my periods or my experiences in childbirth, my episiotomies, my yeast infections, or my ovulation that lines up w/ the moon!" pic.twitter.com/ZoW6CM1HfD
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 5, 2020