Alyssa Milano Flooded with Pro-Life Responses to Abortion Promotion

Scott Slayton | Contributor | Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Alyssa Milano Flooded with Pro-Life Responses to Abortion Promotion

Alyssa Milano Flooded with Pro-Life Responses to Abortion Promotion

One would not expect to find a litany of pro-life testimonies on Alyssa Milano’s Twitter feed, but the actor inadvertently invited the responses. Milano’s new podcast “Sorry Not Sorry” solicited stories from women who had abortions that Milano could share on the podcast. Milano then shared the tweet from “Sorry Not Sorry” and talked about how many stories she was hearing. This provoked a response from many pro-life women who had stories of their own to share.

Milano, who is most known for her roles on “Who’s the Boss?” and “Charmed,” became an increasingly outspoken advocate for pro-choice and feminist issues in the wake of Donald Trump’s 2017 election. She vehemently opposed Georgia’s “heartbeat bill,” making a trip to the Peachtree State and sending a letter along with 70 other actors threatening to boycott films and shows that shoot there.

Milano retweeted a post by the “Sorry Not Sorry” podcast which said, “Nearly one in four women in the United States will have an abortion by age 45. Do you want to share your story on #SorryNotSorry?” and asked for women to share their stories in order to “help shine a light on the importance of bodily autonomy.”

One user responded to Milano, disagreeing with her “bodily autonomy” argument. She said, “I’m pregnant for the third time. Saw my baby on the ultrasound in 10thweek of pregnancy, saw it’s perfect human shape, heard it it’s (sic) heart beating. I don’t own my bodily autonomy any more, not while little human being depends on my breath, eating, drinking, on my life. We are one.”

Another said, “My mom was a single mother, unmarried, daughter of a Pentecostal preacher, with a rare blood disease and working in a low wage factory job. She was encouraged to abort me told she & I would die. She chose life I’m now her caregiver. So there’s mine.”

Yet another user told how the blessing of her mother choosing life. She said, “At 7 months, yes 7 months, doctors encouraged my mom to abort me because they told her I would never be able to live a full life. So glad they were wrong and my mom chose not to. I wouldn’t be married to my amazing husband nor would I have my 2 beautiful daughters.”

One woman came forward to share her story of regret at having an abortion when she was younger. In a series of tweets, she said, “I thought at 19 that an abortion would solve my problems, but it actually compounded them. I was pro choice at the time, but actually having the abortion left me feeling depressed, dirty, and selfish. I did not expect that. I did not expect to bleed for 6 weeks. I felt alone. My boyfriend was prolife and wanted to keep our baby, but he helped me through the process. I felt like I had betrayed him or that he was upset with me for a long time. He wasn’t. We got married. We started a family. When we saw our daughter’s first ultrasound we realized the full extent of what we had done. Hearing her heartbeat at 8 weeks made me both joyful and heartbroken. I felt lied to. It’s not just tissue. The depression stayed with me for years. It caused problems in our marriage. I constantly think our eldest daughter (the oldest of our 6 children) should not be the oldest. We should have a 21 (year-old) now. Knowing how amazing our other children are, we know we are missing out.” She concluded by encouraging anyone is who considering an abortion to watch the movie “Unplanned.”

Scott Slayton writes at “One Degree to Another.”

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Alyssa Milano Flooded with Pro-Life Responses to Abortion Promotion