Alyssa Milano admitted in her latest podcast that during a relationship back in 1993, she made the "devastating" decision to have two abortions. The 46-year-old actress also revealed that she does not regret the decision to carry on with both abortions, and that she was also on birth control when she learned she was pregnant each time.
Her situation involving abortion happened in her early 20's, back when she had just finished working on "Who's the Boss?" An article featured in People discusses Milano's situation and how she was not ready to be a mother at the time.
Fox News quoted Milano, saying:
"I chose. It was my choice,” she said on “Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry.” “And it was absolutely the right choice for me.”“It was not an easy choice,” continued Milano, who is a vocal pro-choice advocate. “It was not something I wanted, but it was something that I needed, like most health care is.”
“It was devastating,” she admitted. “I was raised Catholic and was suddenly put in conflict with my faith. A faith I was coming to realize empowered only men to make every single decision about what was allowed and what was not allowed.”
Milano said that after her first abortion, she found out just a few months later that she was pregnant again. And again, she was on birth control and it still happened.
“I had done what I knew to do to prevent pregnancy and was still pregnant, so once again I made the right decision to end that pregnancy,” she said.
Milano further stated about the abortions that even though it was a devastating decision, she does not regret having two abortions.
“I would not have my children [Elizabeth, 4, and son Milo, 7] — my beautiful, perfect, loving, kind and inquisitive children who have a mother who was so very, very ready for them,” she said. “I would not have my career. I would not have the ability or platform I use to fight against oppression with all my heart. I would never have met my amazing husband, David, whose steadfast and immeasurable love for me sustains me through these terrifying times," according to People.Alyssa Milano claims that she fights oppression and has been very outspoken on Twitter against Trump and right wing ideas.
Here's her announcement on Twitter about her abortion story.