The overturning of Roe vs Wade has left America in chaos. Ever since the Supreme Court’s move, several celebrities such as Natalie Portman, Billie Eilish, Halsey and others have voiced their support for abortion and condemned the Supreme Court’s decision. Popular model Ireland Baldwin has also come forward to share her story and stress the importance of abortion in women’s lives.
Ireland Baldwin shares a deeply personal account of her life to voice support for abortion rights
The model shared a deeply personal account of her life in a Tik Tok video on Sunday. Talking about her experience with rape and abortion, the actress stated,
“I am only now sharing my story because I want other women to feel supported and loved, whether they want to share their own story or not. I’m not here to tell this story today, but I was raped when I was a teenager, and I was completely unconscious when it happened, and it changed the course of the rest of my life. I never told anyone at the time, not for years. The only person who knew was a nurse that treated me shortly after. And I didn’t even tell my own boyfriend at the time. Not my parents. No one.”
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Ireland Baldwin says that her life would have been totally different without abortion rights
“Seeing so many other brave women share their stories, got me thinking what my life would have been like if I had become pregnant, and if I had to raise a baby during everything I was going through at the time. Mind you, I have medical resources, money and support that a lot of women do not have access to. It would have simply been traumatizing and impossible,” she added.
Ireland Baldwin talks about the time she had to undergo an abortion
The model also talked about the time that she chose to undergo an abortion.
“Flash forward to another point in my life when I did have a boyfriend, and I did become pregnant. At that point in time, I would say we were very unhappy together. And he made it clear that he never wanted kids or marriage. He barely wanted to be in a serious relationship. I chose to get an abortion because I know exactly what it felt like to be born between two people who hated each other. Could I have had that baby and put that baby up for adoption? Maybe. Maybe not,” she said.
“But choosing to raise a baby without my own financial security, without a loving and supportive partner, that wasn’t gonna work for me. I chose me, and I would choose me again. It’s your life, it’s your choice,” the model added.
The actress, who supported Johnny Depp, has advocated for feminism for years. Her story will surely resonate with millions of women who will be affected by the Supreme court’s decision.