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Busy Philipps Shares Details Of The "Brave" Abortion She Had When She Was 15 And Says She Can't Imagine Her Life Without It

By Gina Florio
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It's not uncommon to hear celebrities talk about the abortions they've had in the past; not with regret, but rather with happiness. Busy Philipps has always been outspoken about her pro-abortion position, and she is sharing some more details about why she chose to abort her baby at 15 years old.

From "Freaks and Geeks" to "White Chicks," Busy Philipps has been in Hollywood for a long time. She has always been one of those celebrities who speaks out about feminist issues and she calls herself pro-choice. She shared a post on her Instagram yesterday detailing her abortion at 15 years old and how it changed her life.

Busy Philipps Shares Details of the "Brave" Abortion She Had When She Was 15 and Says She Can't Imagine Her Life Without It

Ever since Roe v. Wade was overturned on June 24 this year, and since then, abortion has been a hot topic in our culture. Busy Philipps has never been afraid to share her stance on abortion, and she says one of the reasons she is so outspoken is because she had an abortion at 15.

She shared a photo of herself at 15 and wrote, "This is after I had an abortion. I know. Look at my little face. I want to hug her, too. Look. I can’t say what my life would be like if I’d been forced to give birth." She also said she couldn't imagine what her life would have been like if she didn't audition for "Freaks and Geeks."

"Life is a series of sliding doors," she continued. "Some giant and some very small. There are legitimate and devastating medical reasons to enshrine abortion and bodily autonomy (My breath was taken away by the bravery of the woman who spoke up to Lindsay Graham today) and obviously rape. And incest. But ALSO! There is this: a CHOICE. HOW to live one’s life, what one believes, the ability to choose for yourself, as you see fit, in that particular moment WITHOUT the input of total and complete strangers and their judgements or beliefs."

Busy then called out Senator Lindsay Graham, who introduced a bill on Tuesday that would impose a nationwide ban on abortions after 15 weeks (with the exception of cases of rape or incest or if the mother's life were in danger). Busy wondered whether Graham has ever had any "sliding door moments" in life.

"What led him to this point where he’s SO incapable of seeing anything outside his limited perspective? I wonder WHAT, in his sliding door moment(or moments), drove him to decide, 'Actually- I know what’s right *for me*.' And I wonder *if* he had been held to the standard that all women are held to, would he have EVER been so bold?"

She concluded by saying that Graham isn't brave enough to face the challenges that women like her have faced in their lives. "He wouldn't be so brave. Well. I was. I am," she wrote. "And so are you. We have no choice.

"Forced birth" seems to be a phrase that progressives use in order to justify abortion, but the truth is, there is no such thing as forced birth. You can't force a body to give birth, just like you can't force a body to digest or breathe or pump blood through the veins. Celebrities like Busy will always try to use abortion as a tool to give women more freedom or empowerment, but it will never be anything but ending an innocent human life simply because he or she is not wanted, which incidentally is the same logic once used by eugenicists and slave owners.

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