In a fiery, angry rant Wednesday, actor and former talk show host Busy Philipps screamed about why she’s glad she had an abortion at 15 years old.
She spoke forcefully about her nice Hollywood office, her job as host of the since-cancelled E! talk show “Busy Tonight,” and her two children before resorting to shouting that she has “all of it” because she aborted her child when she became pregnant as a teenager.
“I have all of this — all of it! — because, because, because I was allowed bodily autonomy at 15,” she shouted. “I will not be shamed into being quiet. We will not be shamed into being quiet — never again!”
“I will never stop talking about my abortion, or my periods, or my experiences in childbirth, my episiotomies, my yeast infections, or my ovulation that lines up with the moon!” Philipps continued, her entire body shaking.
Philipps was standing at the foot of the U.S. Supreme Court building alongside fellow Hollywood star Elizabeth Banks this week as the justices heard oral arguments in June Medical Services v. Russo, in which the high court panel will determine if it’s constitutional for Louisiana to require abortionists to have admitting privileges at local hospitals.
Philipps and Banks are members of the Center for Reproductive Rights Creative Council, a pro-abortion group working to rally Hollywood support for abortion.
Philipps, 40, talked about her abortion on her former E! show last year, after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) signed into law the state’s so-called “heartbeat bill,” which outlaws abortion as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detectable, usually around six weeks into pregnancy.
“I had an abortion when I was 15 years old and I’m telling you this because I’m genuinely really scared for women and girls all over this country,” said Philipps, nearly crying.
“I think that we all need to be talking more and sharing our stories more,” she added.