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In light of last week’s Supreme Court ruling, women across the United States have been sharing stories to highlight just how dire the consequences will be to overturn Roe v. Wade. Actress Hilarie Burton, wife of Jeffrey Dean Morganis now one of those voices, and the Walking Dead The actor has harsh words for anyone who has a problem with this.
In addition to removing the autonomy of our own bodies, the decision will also have a serious impact on those who have had difficulty conceiving, those who have non-viable pregnancies, and cases where continuing a pregnancy endangers the life of a mother and/or child.
“I got OPINIONS,” the 56-year-old tweeted Thursday morning, along with a selfie in which he was wearing a “PRO ROE 1973” t-shirt. “You don’t like them? Piss. Go follow someone else. I’m in a block [and] remove some mood today.
“Before you clap with bullshit…read my wife’s latest Instagram post…and tell me I have no skin in the game,” Morgan added.
Burton’s Instagram post shares just one of those aforementioned stories, as she explained in heartbreaking detail how aborting an aborted fetus allowed her uterus to heal so she could conceive her four-year-old daughter with Morgan. .
“This is my child. My beloved. My daughter,” Burton captioned a photo of the couple’s child. “It’s no secret that I struggled with infertility . Losing several pregnancies before her was traumatic. But female bodies are all different and unpredictable. Having an abortion after my fetus died allowed my uterus to heal in a way that made it healthy enough to carry future pregnancies. It doesn’t matter if you use the term [dilation and curettage]. The official word on the hospital papers is abortion. That’s what it was.
“You know what would have made that painful day even worse?” she asked. “If the abortion had been illegal and law enforcement inspected my body to make sure I hadn’t caused my own miscarriage. Because that’s what’s coming. It’s already arrived. It was commonplace before Roe v. Wade.
The 39-year-old explained that the landmark 1973 abortion ruling protected her rights as a woman to miscarry without examination.
“Now I know that many of you have had a miscarriage. You wrote to tell me about it,” she continued. say that states can consider you a murder suspect in this situation.
“Your miscarriage will make you a murder suspect,” Burton said unequivocally. “I can’t say it clearly enough or shout it loud enough. I only have my daughter because of my abortion.
“So fuck you in the Supreme Court. And fuck you ignorant right-wing extremists who want my daughter to have less rights than what I was born with,” she added.
Burton’s story is just one of millions, because reproductive health isn’t just about ending unwanted pregnancies. We are about to enter some dark times in this country, and unfortunately things are likely to get worse before they get better.