Alyssa Milano, the former child star of Who’s the Boss, has recently fashioned herself as a pro-abortion activist. She’s been on the front lines of the abortion fight in states across the country and attempted to lead a “sex strike” in Georgia to combat its heartbeat bill.
While leading the pro-abortion charge, Milano didn’t share her own personal history with abortion. That changed last week when she opened up about her abortion experience on her podcast “Sorry Not Sorry.”
The podcast itself mostly jumps around, with different sound bites and commentaries about abortion and women. She labeled this specific podcast, “I’ve had an abortion. I control my own body. Sorry, not sorry.” She shares about how she was madly in love for the first time and became pregnant twice in 1993 while on birth control. Due to a medication that she was on at the time for acne, she believed that she would be unable to give birth to a healthy child.
Towards the end of her story, Milano says, “The assault against women’s bodies over the last couple of years has forced me to reflect on what I would’ve lost if I never had my abortions. I would not have my children, my beautiful, perfect, loving, kind and inquisitive children who have a mother who was so very ready for them. I would not have my career. I would not have the ability or a platform to fight against oppression. I would not have met my amazing husband, David, who’s steadfast and immeasurable love sustains me through these terrifying times. My life would be completely lacking all its great joys and I would never have been free to be myself.”
Although Milano is an actress, her conclusion is a little over dramatic. As a child star of a successful sitcom, she was in a better position than most to manage an unplanned pregnancy. But what upset many people was the idea that her life would completely lack “all of its great joys” if she had her first two children.
Is she sure that would be the case? If her “great joys” are her children with her husband, why would her earlier children be any different?
What she fails to realize is that sometimes there is a joy that comes out of life’s great challenges. Milano may be surprised how rich her life would be with her children lost to abortion. Mothers and couples who have made the decision to parent were often nervous or scared about raising a child but found that they were able to do more than they ever imaged.
In response to Milano’s statements, individuals and families across Twitter have shared photos of their “greatest joys” with the #greatjoys.
As one of the loudest and most radical pro-abortion voices, Alyssa Milano wants to influence and impact an entire generation. Hopefully, her pro-abortion campaign runs out of steam soon because abortion isn’t an easy decision nor one without consequences. Life isn’t limited by the challenges we face, but about how we find joy in the chaos.
Photo from ABC video of “The View”