Actress Amy Brenneman wrote an op-ed in Cosmopolitan magazine to talk about her abortion and why she has never regretted it.
“I had the procedure done with no pain; my boyfriend was with me the whole time. Afterward, I breathed a huge sigh of relief and thought to myself, I get my life back!” Brenneman wrote. “I was grateful that I lived in a country where forced birth was not the law of the land and where motherhood was not a lifelong consequence for a contraception slip.”
“I had an abortion. I am simply one of millions of women who have exercised this constitutionally-protected right, and according to recent data, I am part of the 95 percent of women who do not regret their choice,” Brenneman argued.
The actress is speaking out now because of the "current political climate" in which "a woman who makes the responsible choice of not bringing an unwanted child into this world is forced to drive 500 miles or is violently harassed on her way to the clinic door or is pushed to take matters into her own hands."