Uma Thurman supports Texans and admits to having an abortion in her youth

Uma Thurman

“I see you. Have courage. You are beautiful. You remind me of my daughters.”

While Texas banned, since September 1, abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, the American actress Uma Thurman (pulp Fiction, Kill Bill vol. 1 & 2) gave his opinion on this new law in the pages of the Washington post, taking over from many stars mobilized against this law. We can for example quote Reese Witherspoon, Eva Longoria or Amy Schumer. To illustrate her thinking, Thurman chose to tell her biggest secret: the abortion she experienced when she was just a teenager.

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Telling to have fallen pregnant at the beginning of her career (started at 15 years old) with a man much older than her, Uma Thurman found herself without a solution. So in Europe, she calls her family to find out what to do, and knowing that she will not be able to provide for a child, she explains that she wanted to keep the baby. Finally, she makes the choice with her family to have an abortion. “I was heartbroken”.

She goes to Germany, to Cologne, where a friend accompanies her during the procedure. After swallowing an anesthetic, a doctor performs the abortion, which is very painful for Uma Thurman. “I was in terrible pain, but I didn’t complain. I had internalized so much shame that I thought I deserved this pain.” After the operation, the doctor looks at her hands and compares them to those of his daughter. “You remind me of my daughter” he said to him. A gesture of candor that Thurman has never forgotten.

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Now mother of three children, including actress Maya Hawke, Uma Thurman specifies that no woman wants to have an abortion, but that it is often the only solution. “This law is yet another discriminatory tool against economically disadvantaged people, and often, moreover, against their partners. Women and children from well-off families have all the choices in the world and run little. of risks. “

Finally, Thurman concludes her text with a message of hope and support for Texans: “To all of you – to the women and girls of Texas, who fear being traumatized and stalked by predatory bounty hunters; to all the women outraged at the state taking over their bodily rights; and to all those who are made vulnerable and subjected to shame because they have a womb – I say: I see you. Have courage. You are beautiful. You remind me of my daughters. “

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