Uma Thurman shares personal revelation opposing Texas abortion law

Die bekendste vir die skep van die Broadway-sensasie Hamilton, 51, reveals her ‘darkest secretis having an abortion as a teenager following sex with a ‘much older man’ – in op-ed opposing new Texan termination laws

  • Die aktrise, 51, spoke about the experience in an op-ed for the The Washington Post where she opposed the new abortion law in Texas
  • Uma opened up about how her ‘darkest secretis having an abortion as a teenager after having sex with a ‘much older man
  • During her open letter, Umawho now has three childrenadmitted the ‘harddecision gave her the opportunity to ‘grow up
  • Uma Thurman has opened up about how her ‘darkest secretis having an abortion as a teenager after having sex with a ‘much older man’.

    Die aktrise, 51, spoke about the experience in an op-ed for the Die Washington Post where she opposed the new abortion law in Texas, which has banned abortions in the state past the six-week mark.

    Uma criticized the controversial legal move while sharing aspects of her own past, as she divulged that she had herself had a termination when she was in her late teens.

    During her open letter, Umawho now has three childrenadmitted the ‘harddecision gave her the opportunity to ‘grow up and become the mother she is today’.

    Op-ed: Uma Thurman has opened up about how her 'darkest secret' is having an abortion as a teenager after having sex with a 'much older man'.

    Op-ed: Uma Thurman has opened up about how her ‘darkest secretis having an abortion as a teenager after having sex with a ‘much older man’.

    Uma said: ‘The abortion I had as a teenager was the hardest decision of my life, one that caused me anguish then and that saddens me even now, but it was the path to the life full of joy and love that I have experienced.

    ‘Choosing not to keep that early pregnancy allowed me to grow up and become the mother I wanted and needed to be.

    Saying she sees the law ‘with great sadness and something akin to horrorshe penned the revealing piece ‘in the hope of drawing the flames of controversy away from the vulnerable women on whom this law will have an immediate effect.

    Praat uit: Die aktrise, 51, spoke about the experience in an op-ed for the The Washington Post where she opposed the new abortion law in Texas , which has banned abortions in the state past the six-week mark (pictured age 19 in 1989)

    Praat uit: Die aktrise, 51, spoke about the experience in an op-ed for the The Washington Post where she opposed the new abortion law in Texas , which has banned abortions in the state past the six-week mark (pictured age 19 in 1989)

    The Pulp Fiction star added, ‘You might not be interested in the opinions of an actress, but given this new outrage, I feel it is my responsibility to stand up in their shoes.

    Uma noted her past as a teen actress ‘working in an environmentin which she ‘was often the only kid in the room;’ and was living in Europe and working when she ‘was accidentally impregnated by a much older man.

    She said she ‘struggled to figure out what to do,’ toevoeging, ‘I wanted to keep the baby, maar hoe?’








    Thurman shared aspects of her own past amid the controversial legal move in Texas, as protesters were seen at the Texas State Capitol earlier this month

    Thurman shared aspects of her own past amid the controversial legal move in Texas, as protesters were seen at the Texas State Capitol earlier this month

    She said she spoke with her parents about her options in a ‘terriblediscussion in which they spoke about the details of the situation, and that her ‘childish fantasy of motherhoodcame into focus as she realized her lack of means ‘to provide a stable homefor herself and a child.

    Sy het bygevoeg, ‘We decided as a family that I couldn’t go through with the pregnancy, and agreed that termination was the right choice.

    Uma said that an older female friend in Germany helped her find a doctor, saying she was heartbroken and felt shame at the time of the procedure.

    ‘There is so much pain in this story,’ sy het gese. ‘It has been my darkest secret until now. Ek is 51 jaar oud, and I am sharing it with you from the home where I have raised my three children, who are my pride and joy

    ‘I conceived my beautiful, magical children with men whom I loved and trusted enough to dare to bring a child into this world. I have no regrets for the path I have traveled. I applaud and support women who make a different choice.

    Uma said that in sharing the story she hopes to speak to ‘women and girls who might feel a shame that they can’t protect themselves from and have no agency over.

    At work: Uma was seen filming the show Suspicion in New York this past May

    At work: Uma was seen filming the show Suspicion in New York this past May

    The law in Texaswhich was upheld by the Supreme Court earlier this monthis called a ‘fetal heartbeat billand bans most abortions at the ‘first detectable heartbeat’.

    Uma noted that ‘the Texas abortion law was allowed to take effect without argument by the Supreme Court, watter, due in no small part to its lack of ideological diversity, is a staging ground for a human rights crisis for American womenand ‘another discriminatory tool against those who are economically disadvantaged, and often, inderdaad, against their partners.

    She said she was ‘grief-strickenas she shared a parting message ‘to women and girls of Texas, afraid of being traumatized and hounded by predatory bounty hunters.

    ‘To all women outraged by having our bodiesrights taken by the state; and to all of you who are made vulnerable and subjected to shame because you have a uterus – ek sê: ek sien jou. Have courage. You are beautiful.

    Besonderhede: The law in Texas - which was upheld by the Supreme Court earlier this month - is called a 'fetal heartbeat bill' and bans most abortions at the 'first detectable heartbeat

    Besonderhede: The law in Texaswhich was upheld by the Supreme Court earlier this monthis called a ‘fetal heartbeat billand bans most abortions at the ‘first detectable heartbeat

    Furious abortion rights groups have said many women at six weeks do not even know they are pregnant.

    Attorney General Merrick Garland blasted the law at a press conference last week in the Justice Department’s first legal action against the legislation.

    ‘The statute deputizes all private citizens without any showing of personal connection or injury to serve as bounty hunters,’ Garland added.

    The DOJ action marked the second major lawsuit the Biden administration has filed this year trying to block a move by a Republican-controlled state government.

    The Justice Department sued Georgia in June, challenging the state’s sweeping new voting law.