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Alyssa Milano Reveals She Had Two Abortions in 1993

Alyssa Milano Reveals She Had Two Abortions in 1993

Alyssa Milano is opening up about the two abortions she had over 25 years ago.

During the latest episode of her podcast, Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry, the 46-year-old actress revealed that she had two abortion back in 1993, within months of one another, when she was in her early 20s.

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“I knew at that time, I was not equipped to be a mother, and so I chose to have an abortion,” Alyssa shared. “I chose. It was my choice. And it was absolutely the right choice for me.”

Alyssa has been a vocal advocate in support of women’s health rights, slamming the new restrictive abortion laws that have gone into effect in some states.

“It was not an easy choice,” Alyssa continued. “It was not something I wanted, but it was something that I needed, like most health care is.”

Alyssa went on to share that she was in a serious relationship and on birth control the first time she found out she was pregnant.

“I was in love for the first time, in the breathless way you can only be in love when you are young,” Alyssa added. “It was huge, overwhelming even. It filled every part of living. And it was a joyful and exciting and powerful time in my life.”

Alyssa then shared she “was not ready to be a parent” at the time. Aside from her acting career, she was Accutane acne medicine – which can cause birth defects in pregnancy – and suffered from “sometimes crippling anxiety.”

All of these factors led Alyssa to make the “devastating” decision to end her pregnancy.

“It was devastating,” Alyssa recalled. “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.”

Alyssa Milano has been married to husband Dave Bugliari for 10 years and has two kids Milo, 7, and Elizabeth, 4.

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