Milla Jovovich opens up on 'horrific' emergency abortion she had two years ago
On Tuesday of this week, Alabama passed a landmark bill, effectively making abortion illegal.
Under the Human Life Protection Act, doctors caught aborting fetuses six weeks or older could be imprisoned for a minimum of 10 years. This ruling has been deemed problematic because most pregnancies are not discovered, even at their earliest stages, until this time because a certain amount of the pregnancy hormone hCG needs to build up for a positive result.
The bill was passed in the Republican-controlled Alabama House by a group of 25 white men.
The only exception to the six-week ruling is that an abortion may be carried out if a woman's life is at risk.
In the video below, Busy Philipps speaks out against Georgia's abortion ban:
Prior to the bill being passed, it was proposed that the ruling would not apply to fetuses conceived through rape or incest, but this proposal was denied, meaning that, as was the case in Ohio, where a similar "heartbeat" law was passed, even if an eleven-year-old was raped, she would be forced to carry the baby to term.
Now, actress Milla Jovovich, 43, has opened up about the abortion she had carried out two years ago.
Taking to Instagram, she wrote: "Abortion is a nightmare at its best. No woman wants to go through that. But we have to fight to make sure our rights are preserved to obtain a safe one if we need to.
"I never wanted to speak about this experience. But I cannot remain silent when so much is at stake."
"Our rights as women to obtain safe abortions by experienced doctors are again at stake," Jovovich continued.
"Last Tuesday, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed a draconian bill into law that outlaws all abortions after six weeks - before most women even realize they’re pregnant - including in cases of RAPE OR INCEST.
"This makes Georgia the sixth state to pass such a restrictive six-week abortion ban, joining Ohio, Mississippi, Kentucky, Iowa, and North Dakota. These laws haven't been passed yet, but lawmakers in these states are trying."
The actress explained that she had an emergency termination when she was four and a half months pregnant two years ago; an experience she described as "horrific".
She continued: "abortion is hard enough for women on an emotional level without having to go through it in potentially unsafe and unsanitary conditions."
Senate Minority Leader Bobby Singleton said of the ban: "Women in this state didn't deserve this. The state of Alabama ought to be ashamed of itself."