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Alyssa Milano Says She Thought Her Miscarriage Was 'Karmic' Punishment for Having Abortions in Her 20s

Alyssa Milano Says She Thought Her Miscarriage Was 'Karmic' Punishment for Having Abortions in Her 20s

Alyssa Milano is getting candid about how she felt after experiencing a miscarriage.

In an episode of People‘s new podcast Me Becoming Mom, the 48-year-old actress reflected on suffering a miscarriage and feeling as though it was a punishment for her past abortions.

Click inside to find out what she said…

“I definitely had this moment of, ‘Well, I’m being punished, basically, for abortions in my 20s.’ I didn’t realize that at the time. It took a while in therapy to realize that that was something that I was putting on myself,” she said during the episode.

Alyssa went on to say that this mentality carried over into her role as a parent to her two children, Milo Thomas, 10, and Elizabella Dylan, 7, whom she shares with husband David Bugliari.

“The way I interacted or was with my children — and I think this is common — but I always felt like, ‘What if something happens to these two little beings that I love so much? And is there a world in which they’re taken away from me for whatever karmic resolution needed to happen?’” she said.

“It was a bummer, but it felt like I got the two pregnancies I was supposed to get. And that’s how I kind of looked at it the entire time,” she continued. “I know that a lot of women take miscarriages very hard, but for me, it was part of the process, I guess. Both miscarriages were, I think I was maybe 7 or 8 weeks pregnant, so if it wasn’t viable, my body did what it was supposed to do. I still look at it like that.”

The actress first shared that she had an abortion in an episode of her own podcast in 2019.

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

It was revealed last month that Alyssa had been arrested. Find out why

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