The anti-abortion law passed in Texas at the beginning of September continues to make headlines, and this time it is the actress Uma Thurman who adds her voice to the fray with a personal tribune published in the Washington Post.
In this text, the actress discusses her “darkest secret,” the abortion she had as a teen.
“This story is so painful. It is my darkest secret. I am now 51 years old and I share it with you from the house where I raised my three children, who are my pride and joy,” ‘the Kill Bill’ star wrote.
“I started my acting career at 15, working in an environment where I was often the only child in the room. In my late teens, I accidentally became pregnant with a man much older than me,” she said.
Uma continued, “I was living in Europe, with a simple suitcase, away from my family, and about to start a new job. I didn’t know what to do. I wanted to keep the baby, but how?”
After talking with her parents, she quickly realizes that her situation is untenable and that it is not reasonable for her to continue with the pregnancy. After that, the actress will have an abortion in Cologne, Germany. “I was in a lot of pain, but I didn’t say anything. I had internalized so much shame that I believed I deserved this pain “She goes on.
Though it wasn’t easy, Uma Thurman now believed that it was the best choice for her, “The abortion I experienced as a teenager was the most difficult decision of my life, which anguished me and still saddens me today.
“But it was the path to the life full of joy and love that I lived. Choosing not to continue this pregnancy allowed me to grow up and become the mother I wanted and needed to be,” the actress said.