Busy Philipps got personal during a political discussion about the anti-abortion bill signed this week by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp.
On her E! talk show “Busy Tonight,” Philipps criticized the move — which would prohibit abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected (which is usually about six weeks into a pregnancy) — and used her own experience to highlight why she’s so against it.
“I know that people feel very strongly about abortion, but let me just say this: Women and their doctors are in the best position to make informed decisions about what is best for them,” Philipps said to the camera as the live audience cheered. “Nobody else, nobody.”
Philipps, 39, said she believed the restrictions wouldn’t stop women from receiving abortions but would “put more women at risk.”
“The statistic is that 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,’” she continued. “Well, you know me.”
Philipps mentioned her abortion, which she had at 15 years old, because she’s “genuinely really scared for women and girls all over this country.”
Philipps, now a mother of two, revealed in her 2018 memoir, “This Will Only Hurt a Little,” that she turned to the pope to help her cope.
“I never told this story publicly . . . I haven’t even told people I’m very close with,” she wrote. “It doesn’t work for me without getting the absolution I needed. And from the only person in the world who could give it to me: the Pope in Rome.”
The date, she wrote, “was my due date.”
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