Celebrities are speaking out, sharing their stories about abortion after the Supreme Court took away a woman’s right to have a legal abortion. Media host Claudia Jordan and congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez share why they were grateful that abortion was legalized after they were raped. Sports journalist Jemele Hill shared her abortion story and explained why she decided to do it. Read the emotional stories inside….
WARNING! This post could be triggering to some.
The Supreme Court voted to overturn the landmark case Roe vs. Wade, denying women the right to have a legal abortion, causing an uproar online and protests. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the beginning of a WAR on WOMEN.
Since the ruling (and even before when that draft leaked), celebrities have been speaking out about the consequences of the ruling and how it’ll soon be a trick down effect on other American rights. Justice Clarence Thomas is already leading the charge to have other landmark rulings overturned that could affect gay marriage, birth control rights, and more.
Men should NOT be involved in this abortion debate. Abortions are STILL going to happen-they just won’t have the luxury of doing them safely. This is some scary shit! Why won’t women on the right stand with us to defend our RIGHTS? They are really saying NO EXCEPTIONS-even rape!
— Claudia Jordan (@claudiajordan) May 3, 2022
During a recent episode of FOX Soul’s “TEA-G-I-F,” Claudia Jordan opened up about her own emotional abortion story. Chatting with her co-hosts Al Reynolds and Funky Dineva, the former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star shared she was forced to have an abortion after a man raped her. She had just graduated high school, ready to take on the world, only for a man to steal that from her.
“When I was 18, I was raped,” she shared. “It was actually the day after I graduated high school. I was so excited to leave and go to college and it just kind of ruined my life, I thought. And about 5 weeks later, I found out I was pregnant. I wanted that thing out of me. It did NOT feel like a blessing like some of these Republicans say. It’s not a blessing.”
Claudia said she had to sell some stud earrings she had to get money to get an abortion. It was painful for her to walk past protestors showing pictures of dissected babies to make it seem like what she was doing was “demonic.”
”But to me, what was demonic was me being held down by a grown a** man who took something so special to me,” she said. “And to sit here and see these men pass these legislations, pass these laws, where it’s like ‘we’re going to tell you what’s best for you.’”
If she had that child, Claudia said she doesn’t know what type of life she or the baby would have had. Later, she learned the same man that raped her also raped four of her friends.
Sick. Watch the clip at the 5:55-minute mark below:
AOC just arrived at the Union Square event where women are sharing their abortion stories. She just told the crowd how when she was raped in her early 20s, she was grateful to know that, had she become pregnant, abortion care was readily available. pic.twitter.com/wBUIDB5gcC
— Jenna Amatulli (@ohheyjenna) June 25, 2022
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got candid about the time she raped in her fight for reproductive rights.
During a rally in Manhattan, the 32-year-old New York Congresswoman she shared how she used to help friends who needed abortions at a free family health clinic near her coffee shop job. She then shared her own rape story
”I took friends and I supported friends through abortions, when I had friends that were sexually assaulted, right after getting off of work,” she recalled. “I myself, when I was about 22 or 23 years old, was raped while I was living here in New York City. I was completely alone, I felt completely alone.”
Afterwards, AOC said she took a pregnancy test, and as she waited for the results, she recalled thanking God she had the choice to have an abortion if she needed one.
“In fact, I felt so alone that I had to take a pregnancy test in a public bathroom in Midtown Manhattan. And when I sat there waiting for what the result would be, all I could think was, ‘Thank God I have, at least, a choice. Thank God I could at least have the freedom to choose my destiny.’ I didn’t know then as I was waiting that it would come up negative. But it doesn’t matter … This is for all of us. This is not a women’s rights issue, this is an issue for all of us!,” she continued.
Watch the clip above.
AOC previously said the Supreme Court’s decision is “forcing women to carry pregnancies against their will,” which “will kill them.” And she’s right. Women should have a CHOICE.
I am grateful, touched and overwhelmed by the number of people — men and women — who have shared their abortion stories with me today. It’s important that we share these stories to eliminate shame and stigmas. You were never alone https://t.co/rOXJ9hIHb5
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) June 28, 2022
Sports Journalist Jemele Hill wrote a piece about why she decided to speak up about her abortion experience as this is the first time she has spoken about it publicly.
In an article written for The Atlantic, Jemele shared she didn’t get an abortion because she was raped. And she didn’t get one because she was a victim of incest. She got an abortion because she “simply had no desire to give birth to a child.”
”I’m choosing to share some of my experience now because, like so many women in this country, I am angry, appalled, and disgusted about the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that previously guaranteed federal constitutional protections for abortion rights,” she wrote.
At the time, she was 26-years-old and worked as a sports journalist at the Detroit Free Press, in Michigan. While she could financially support a child, there were other reasons she decided not to become a mother at that time. She said she knew her family and the family of the guy she was in a relationship with would have supported her decision, she knew she didn’t want to bring a child into an unstable relationship because she didn’t see a long-term future with him.
”I’m aware that some people will read this and think that I was selfish. Women are judged harshly for pursuing their goals as ambitiously as men do. Some people will probably call me irresponsible. But mistakes happen. Just because an unwanted pregnancy occurs—and it doesn’t matter if it’s within the context of a relationship, a one-night stand, or a ‘situationship’—that doesn’t mean a woman should be punished by being forced to have a child she doesn’t want to raise.”
And again, what happens to the MAN when these type of mistakes happen?
“More than ever before, women who want an abortion or have had an abortion need to know that they aren’t alone; a large number of women have been in the same position. So much of the conversation about this issue is entirely too fixated on who deserves the right to have an abortion. But every woman should have a right to an abortion—not just those who are facing grim and horrific circumstances. Women should not have to justify why they want the power over whether and when they give birth. The government shouldn’t force them to have a child, any more than it should force them to be sterilized. They just need access to safe care.”
PERIODT. You can read her full article here.
It’s so crazy how SCOTUS was quick to throw their power around when it comes to women’s rights, yet, guns seemingly have more freedom then our own reproductive organs. Gotta love AmeriKKKa.