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Minka Kelly Reveals Her Abortion Story Amid Anti-Abortion Legislation

Minka Kelly Reveals Her Abortion Story Amid Anti-Abortion Legislation

Minka Kelly has come forward to reveal that she had an abortion when she was younger.

“When I was younger I had an abortion. It was the smartest decision I could’ve made, not only for myself & my boyfriend at the time, but also for this unborn fetus,” Minka, 38, wrote on her Instagram. “For a baby to’ve been born to two people — too young and completely ill equipped — with no means or help from family, would have resulted in a child born into an unnecessary world of struggle. Having a baby at that time would have only perpetuated the cycle of poverty, chaos and dysfunction I was born into.”

She continued, “Forcing a child to be born to a mother who isn’t ready, isn’t financially stable, was raped, a victim of incest (!!), isn’t doing that theoretical child any favors. For those of you insisting abortion is murder, and to Rep. Terri Collins who said ‘an unborn baby is a person who deserves love and attention’ — forget bringing up the mother might be in need of some ‘love and attention.’ What do you think happens to these kids who end up bouncing around in foster care, live on government assistance because the mother has no help, can’t afford childcare while she works a minimum wage job, and is trapped in a cycle of trying to survive on the meager government assistance so many of you same pro-lifers are determined to also take away.”

“If you insist on forcing women to carry to term, why do you refuse to talk about comprehensive sex-ed, the maternal mortality rate, free daycare, paid maternity leave?
Our lives, traumas & family planning is for no one to decide but us. Certainly not a group of old white men,” Minka added.

Minka posted this to her Instagram account, and received support from celebrities including Mandy Moore, January Jones, Lena Waithe and more. Minka told her story amid anti-abortion laws that are being enacted in a number of states.

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  • krtmom

    Uh, ever hear of adoption? A selfless act of love for a human you created!

  • KS_in_TP

    So how about old black men or old Asian men? Or how about young white men? Would that be okay, if it were to happen? She didn’t have to bring up age or race. The governor of Alabama is a woman, for example.

  • KS_in_TP

    They want sex without consequences or responsibilities.

  • MyName

    You be the baby mill and let the rest of us decide for ourselves.

  • LindSAY

    Yes she said everything I thought so clearly and its not even my fight. I’m from Europe. I don’t understand the need to control women bodies like that.
    If you can’t get pregnant you shouldn’t talk about it like its a walk in the park its not.
    And if you dont like abortions than don’t get one.
    Also adoptions ? Is the solution ? Really is someone else supposed to carry the future babies for the women who are desperate for abortions ????
    Crazy law if you ask me. A woman half way across the globe.

  • Sansa Squad

    25,000 kids “age out” of the system – meaning they reach age 18 without ever being adopted – every year. There’s no guarantee a child will find a loving family. (Not to mention the horrors of the system itself, namely foster care.) Until there are better protections in place to ensure “unwanted” kids are actually taken care of, I don’t know how anyone can justify banning abortion with the mere suggestion of a fairy-tale adoption.

  • Sansa Squad

    If mandates like these stick, anyone who considers themselves “pro-life” should also be required by law to adopt an unwanted child.

  • MyName

    No one should force that on children. They though should have to on a regular basis give their time and money or at least food and other necessities to those in need.