OITNB star Laura Prepon reveals having an abortion saved her life
Laura Prepon has shared how an abortion “saved her life” after finding out her unborn baby would not survive and her own life was in danger.
The Orange Is The New Black star, 42, opened up about her experiences with abortion following the Roe v. Wade overrule, which allowed many US states to restrict or make abortion illegal on Friday.
Laura revealed that while the day she ended her pregnancy was “the worst of her life,” she admitted she was “grateful to have a choice,” as people in her position may now be forced to move on to the full-term pregnancy, despite the risks .
Candid: Laura Prepon has shared how an abortion ‘saved her life’ after finding out her unborn baby wouldn’t survive and her own life was in danger
She wrote on Instagram: ‘One of the worst days of my life was when I made the choice to terminate a pregnancy in the second trimester’
She wrote on Instagram: “One of the worst days of my life was when I made the choice to terminate a pregnancy in the second trimester.
“The devastating truth is that we found out that the fetus would not survive the full term, and my life was in danger as well. At the time I had a choice.
“Everyone has their own story in seeking this medical procedure and I sympathize with everyone who has made this impossible decision.
“I pray for all of us that we can get through this challenging time and regain power over our own bodies.”
Sad: The actress previously spoke about getting pregnant in 2018, a year after she and her husband Ben Foster gave birth to their daughter Ella (pictured with children)
The actress previously spoke about getting pregnant in 2018, a year after she and husband Ben Foster gave birth to their daughter Ella.
The couple didn’t tell anyone their news until a scan at 16 weeks, where they were then told the unborn baby had cystic hygroma, an abnormal development of the lymphatic vascular system.
Laura previously said: ‘Our neonatal specialist told us the brain didn’t grow and the bones didn’t grow
“We were told that the pregnancy would not be full term and that my body was at risk of carrying on for even longer. Ben held me while I cried. We had to terminate the pregnancy.’
Laura feared years of self-abuse had contributed to the condition, but her doctors assured her that it wasn’t.
Difficult news: The couple hadn’t told anyone their news until a scan at 16 weeks, where they were then told the unborn baby had cystic hygroma, an abnormal development of the lymphatic vascular system (pictured with her husband Ben in April 2022)
“Doctors confirmed they didn’t, but in those moments it’s easy to punish yourself,” she said.
Fortunately, Ben proved to be a major force for Laura at the time, and eventually the couple were expecting another child.
In February 2020, the couple welcomed their second child, a son, into the world, their son’s name has yet to be revealed.
She recalls: “As the news started to hit, we realized we were going to make this journey again and bring our daughter a sibling. I was also ecstatic,” she wrote. “I mean, it’s magical.”
Joy: In February 2020, the couple welcomed their second child, a son, into the world (pictured)
Following Friday’s Supreme Court ruling, individual states now have the power to decide whether to allow abortions, and Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri and South Dakota have already banned the procedure after governors immediately issued “trigger bans.” .
Many other states are expected to follow.
Laura and Ben were friends for years before dating in the summer of 2015. In October 2016 they said they were engaged and in August 2017 they welcomed their first child.
In June 2018, the lovebirds tied the knot, sharing the news with a tweet: ‘Just Married! Thanks for all the love and support. I wish us all the best!’
Foster gained fame among many fans and critics alike with his stunning performances in the hit HBO drama Six Feet Under (2003-2005).
He is also best known for his roles in films such as The Punisher (2004), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), Alpha Dog (2006), Contraband (2012), Lone Survivors (2013) and Leave No Trace (2018). ).
A mother’s love: Laura pictured with her now four-year-old daughter Ella