Uma Thurman on Tuesday wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post condemning the Texas abortion law, revealing her “darkest secret” that she had an abortion in her late teens.
She shared the secret in hopes that “some light will shine through, reaching women and girls who might feel a shame that they can’t protect themselves from and have no agency over.”
In September, the state passed a new law that effectively bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. The law allows private citizens to sue abortion providers and any individuals helping a women get an abortion — even Uber drivers for transporting them.
Now 51, Thurman said she had started acting at 15. By her late teens, she had been “accidentally impregnated by a much older man