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Maria Thattil says she had an abortion and calls overturning of Roe v. Wade ‘a sad day in history’

Miss Universe Australia Maria Thattil reveals she had an abortion at age 21 – as she calls the overthrow of Roe v. Wade ‘a sad day in history’

Former Miss Universe Australia Maria Thattil has revealed that she had an abortion in 2015.

Maria, 29, shared a photo of herself just days after having an abortion at age 21 and said she can’t imagine what her life would have been like if she had been forced to carry that pregnancy to term.

The US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade, ending the US constitutional right to abortion, means that individual states can decide whether abortion can be made illegal.

Former Miss Universe Australia Maria Thattil, 29, (pictured) shared that she had an abortion at the age of 21.  She made the disclosure on Sunday, following the United States Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade

Former Miss Universe Australia Maria Thattil, 29, (pictured) shared that she had an abortion at the age of 21. She made the disclosure on Sunday, following the United States Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade

Maria wrote on social media: “I was 21 when I had my #abortion and not a day goes by when I am not grateful that I had safe access to the procedure and healthcare for my circumstances.”

“We are witnessing a violent attack on physical autonomy and agency. Being forced to carry a pregnancy to term is not a respectable consequence of femininity. It’s a personality violation,” she continued.

“And this isn’t about babies or honoring personality. If so, where is the action for equal access to education, health care and contraception? Where is the f**k quick action against major injustices such as gun violence, child marriage and sexual abuse?’

Maria uploaded this photo of herself days after she had an abortion at age 21 (pictured) and said she can't imagine what her life would have been like if she had been forced to carry that pregnancy to term

Maria uploaded this photo of herself days after she had an abortion at age 21 (pictured) and said she can’t imagine what her life would have been like if she had been forced to carry that pregnancy to term

Maria wrote: 'I was 21 when I had my #abortion and not a day goes by that I am not grateful that I had safe access to the procedure and healthcare for my circumstances'

Maria wrote: ‘I was 21 when I had my #abortion and not a day goes by that I am not grateful that I had safe access to the procedure and healthcare for my circumstances’

Maria expressed her condolences to those directly affected by the decision.

My heart goes out to people who will suffer emotional damage or lose their lives because of unsafe alleys and denial of health care. My heart goes out especially to marginalized communities who will die disproportionately as a result of this decision,” she wrote.

Following the words of US President Joe Biden, Maria wrote, “This is a sad day in history.”

“I will never take my abortion for granted and I hope you won’t be silent either, because we must continue to fight for our right to safe abortions. Don’t let this beat you, let it spur you into action,” she concluded.

“This is a sad day in history, I will never take my abortion for granted and I hope you won't be silent either, because we must continue to fight for our right to safe abortions.  Don't let this beat you, let it spur you to action'

“This is a sad day in history, I will never take my abortion for granted and I hope you won’t be silent either, because we must continue to fight for our right to safe abortions. Don’t let this beat you, let it spur you to action’

The Supreme Court ended the constitutional protections for abortion that have been in effect for nearly 50 years by deciding to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade ruling.

Power has now been returned to individual states to decide whether or not to allow the proceedings.

Women with unwanted pregnancies in America will now face the choice of traveling to another state where the procedure will remain legal and available, buying abortion pills online, or having a potentially dangerous illegal abortion.

Speaking at the White House, President Joe Biden said it was

In a speech at the White House, President Joe Biden said it was “a sad day for the court and the country.” He called the Supreme Court ruling “wrong, extreme and out of the blue”. Pictured on June 24

In a speech at the White House, President Joe Biden said it was “a sad day for the court and the country.”

He called the Supreme Court ruling “wrong, extreme and out of the blue”.

Biden accused the court of “expressly stripping away a constitutional right that is so fundamental to so many Americans,” and vowed that the fight over abortion rights is “not over.”

He said his government will do everything in its power to fight efforts to prevent women from traveling to other states to have abortions.

Biden accused the court of

Biden accused court of “expressly taking away a constitutional right so fundamental to so many Americans,” vowing the fight over abortion rights “isn’t over”

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