Actress Milla Jovovich Speaks Out On Her ‘Horrific’ Abortion

Mary Margaret Olohan | Reporter

Hollywood actress Milla Jovovich spoke out Tuesday on her “horrific” abortion two years ago, saying the procedure was “one of the most horrific experiences” of her life.

The actress posted an Instagram detailing her thoughts on what she called Georgia GOP Gov. Brian Kemp’s “draconian” abortion legislation restricting abortions even in cases of rape or incest. (RELATED: Georgia Gov Brian Kemp Signs ‘Fetal Heartbeat’ Bill Banning Abortion After Heartbeat Detected)

“I don’t like to get political and I try to only do it if a really have to and this is one of those times,” Jovovich said in an Instagram post. “If someone doesn’t want to continue reading, you have been warned.”

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I don’t like to get political and I try to only do it if a really have to and this is one of those times. If someone doesn’t want to continue reading, you have been warned. Our rights as women to obtain safe abortions by experienced doctors are again at stake. 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. Abortion is hard enough for women on an emotional level without having to go through it in potentially unsafe and unsanitary conditions. I myself went through an emergency abortion 2 years ago. I was 4 1/2 months pregnant and shooting on location in Eastern Europe. I went into pre term labor and told that I had to be awake for the whole procedure. It was one of the most horrific experiences I have ever gone through. I still have nightmares about it. I was alone and helpless. When I think about the fact that women might have to face abortions in even worse conditions than I did because of new laws, my stomach turns. I spiraled into one of the worst depressions of my life and had to work extremely hard to find my way out. I took time off of my career. I isolated myself for months and had to keep a strong face for my two amazing kids. I started gardening, eating healthier and going to the gym everyday because I didn’t want to jump into taking anti depressants unless I had tried every other alternative. Thank God I was able to find my way out of that personal hell without turning to medication, but the memory of what I went through and what I lost will be with me till the day I die. 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. #prochoice #prochoicegeneration

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Jovovich said she was four-and-a-half months pregnant and shooting a movie in Eastern Europe when she had an abortion.

“I myself went through an emergency abortion 2 years ago,” the actress wrote, “I was 4 1/2 months pregnant and shooting on location in Eastern Europe. I went into pre term labor and told that I had to be awake for the whole procedure. It was one of the most horrific experiences I have ever gone through. I still have nightmares about it. I was alone and helpless.”

Though Jovovich claims abortion is “a nightmare at its best” and discusses the depression she suffered after her abortion, she also says she believes it is important to speak out in defense of women’s right to safe abortions.

Milla Jovovich puts on her earring on the red carpet for the amfAR gala in New York, U.S., February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Milla Jovovich puts on her earring on the red carpet for the amfAR gala in New York, U.S., February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Thank God I was able to find my way out of that personal hell without turning to medication,” she said in her Instagram, “but the memory of what I went through and what I lost will be with me till the day I die. 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.”

Jovovich married producer Paul W.S. Anderson in 2009 and has two daughters, according to Yahoo News. Her revelation comes after actress Jameela Jamil spoke out Monday on Twitter about an abortion she had, claiming it was the best decision both for her and her baby.

“I had an abortion when I was young, and it was the best decision I have ever made. Both for me, and for the baby I didn’t want, and wasn’t ready for, emotionally, psychologically and financially,” Jamil tweeted. “So many children will end up in foster homes. So many lives ruined. So very cruel.”

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