OITNB star Laura Prepon reveals abortion saved her life

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Laura Prepon has told how an abortion ‘saved her life’ after finding out her unborn baby wouldn’t survive and her own life was in danger.

The Orange Is The New Black star, 42, opened up about her abortion experience following the cancellation of Roe v. Wade, which will allow many US states to restrict or make abortion illegal on Friday.

Laura revealed that while the day she ended her pregnancy was ‘the worst day of her life’, she admitted she was ‘grateful to have a choice’ as people in her position could now be forced to complete, despite the risks. .

Candid: Laura Prepon told how abortion ‘saved her life’ after finding out her unborn baby wouldn’t survive and her own life was in danger

She wrote on Instagram:

She wrote on Instagram: “One of the worst days of my life was when I made the choice to terminate a pregnancy in the second trimester”

She wrote on Instagram: “One of the worst days of my life was when I made the choice to terminate a pregnancy in the second trimester.

“The devastating truth is that we discovered the fetus would not survive to term and my life was also in danger. At the time – I had a choice.

“Everyone has their own story for seeking out this medical procedure and I sympathize with everyone who has been faced with this impossible decision.

“I pray for all of us, that we can get through this difficult time and regain power over our own bodies.”

Sad: The actress previously opened up about getting pregnant in 2018, a year after she and husband Ben Foster welcomed their daughter Ella into the world (pictured with children)

Sad: The actress previously opened up about getting pregnant in 2018, a year after she and husband Ben Foster welcomed their daughter Ella into the world (pictured with children)

The actress previously opened up about getting pregnant in 2018, a year after she and husband Ben Foster welcomed their daughter Ella into the world.

The couple hadn’t heard from anyone until a scan at 16 weeks, when they were told the unborn baby had a cystic hygroma, an abnormal development of the lymphatic vasculature.

Laura previously said: ‘We were told by our neonatal specialist that the brain is not developing and the bones are not developing

“We were told that the pregnancy would not go to term and that my body might carry longer. Ben held me while I cried. We had to terminate the pregnancy.

Laura feared that years of self-abuse had contributed to the disease, but her doctors assured her that was not the case.

Difficult news: The couple hadn't told anyone about their news until a scan at 16 weeks, where they were then told the unborn baby had a cystic hygroma, an abnormal development of the lymphatic vasculature (pictured with her husband Ben in April 2022)

Difficult news: The couple hadn’t told anyone about their news until a scan at 16 weeks, where they were then told the unborn baby had a cystic hygroma, an abnormal development of the lymphatic vasculature (pictured with her husband Ben in April 2022)

“Doctors have confirmed that’s not the case, but at times like this it’s easy to punish yourself,” she said.

Fortunately, Ben proved to be a great source of strength for Laura during this time, and eventually the couple were expecting another child.

In February 2020, the couple welcomed their second child, a son, into the world, she has yet to reveal their son’s name.

She recalled, “When the news started to leak, we realized we were going to start this journey all over again and bring our daughter to a sibling. I was thrilled too,” she wrote. “I mean, it’s magic.

Joy: In February 2020, the couple welcomed their second child, a son, into the world (pictured)

Joy: In February 2020, the couple welcomed their second child, a son, into the world (pictured)

Following Friday’s Supreme Court decision, individual states now have the power to decide whether or not to allow abortions and Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri and South Dakota have already banned the procedure after governors immediately issued “trigger bans”.

Many other states are expected to follow suit.

Laura and Ben had been friends for many years before they started dating in the summer of 2015. In October 2016 they said they were engaged and then in August 2017 they welcomed their first child.

In June 2018, the lovebirds tied the knot, sharing the news with a tweet: “Just Married! Thanks for all the love and support. Wishing us all good things!

Foster rose to prominence with many fans and critics with her stunning performances in the hit HBO drama Six Feet Under (2003-2005).

He is also best known for his roles in films such as The Punisher (2004), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), Alpha Dog (2006), Contraband (2012), Lone Survivors (2013) and Leave No Trace. (2018) .

A mother's love: Laura pictured with daughter Ella, now four

A mother’s love: Laura pictured with daughter Ella, now four

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