Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction star Uma Thurman penned an op-ed for The Washington Post attacking “Texas’s radical antiabortion law,” admitting that she feels “great horror.”
“I have followed the course of Texas’s radical antiabortion law with great sadness, and something akin to horror. Now, in the hope of drawing the flames of controversy away from the vulnerable women on whom this law will have an immediate effect, I am sharing my own experience. You might not be interested in the opinions of an actress, but given this new outrage, I feel it is my responsibility to stand up in their shoes.”
Next Uma chronicles her pregnancy when she was fifteen, speaking about sex with her father for the first time and ultimately having an abortion.
“We decided as a family that I couldn’t go through with the pregnancy, and agreed that termination was the right choice. My heart was broken nonetheless.”
Thurman doesn’t shy away from discussing the pain, the shame and the painted the abortionist as compassionate because he complimented her hands.
“…when the procedure was done the doctor looked down at me said, ‘You have beautiful hands — you remind me of my daughter.’ That single gesture of humanity is seared in my mind as one of the most compassionate moments I have ever experienced. In his eyes, I was a person, I was a daughter, I was still a girl.”
Sure, the doctor just murdered your child, possible your daughter…a girl maybe, but he thinks your pretty.
Thurman refers to the abortions as the “darkest secret” and then confesses only to her purpose as a women: “I applaud and support women who make a different choice. The abortion I had as a teenager was the hardest decision of my life, one that caused me anguish then and that saddens me even now, but it was the path to the life full of joy and love that I have experienced. Choosing not to keep that early pregnancy allowed me to grow up and become the mother I wanted and needed to be.”
In 1985, Uma was 15, working as a model, landing a Glamor magazine cover, because being cast in her first movie role in 1987 before breaking out in 1988’s Dangerous Liaisons. She has enjoyed a lengthy Hollywood career, starring in films which earned millions and lived a life of privilege.
However, the Hollywood elite wants to play the victim: “I have nothing to gain from this disclosure, and perhaps much to lose. In revealing the hole that this decision carved in me, I hope 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. I can assure you that no one finds herself on that table on purpose.
“The Texas abortion law was allowed to take effect without argument by the Supreme Court, which, due in no small part to its lack of ideological diversity, is a staging ground for a human rights crisis for American women. This law is yet another discriminatory tool against those who are economically disadvantaged, and often, indeed, against their partners. Women and children of wealthy families retain all the choices in the world, and face little risk.”
Fact check: SCOTUS has recognized states’ rights to legislate as they wish. Texas’ abortion laws will have NO impact on Thurman, her children or her life in any way. The actress is painting with a broad brush as the “shameful victim,” despite being a member of those “wealthy families” that she cites.
Fact check: In 1985 Uma Thurman sacrificed her child at the altar of fame. She sought out a career in acting, pressing through this tragedy to find success. God bless her.
That said, stop pretending that adoption was not an option. Reality is that if Uma kept her baby, there would NOT have been the 1985 and 1986 Glamor and Vogue covers, likely delaying that Hollywood career.
Not an ideal situation? Of course.
Like pro-abortionists Thurman paints the picture of bounty hunter stalking women who may have this procedure as their “bodies’ rights taken by the state” — just not HER STATE.
Fact check: Texas law is a heartbeat bill. Uma could have gotten that abortion in the Lone Star State, free from her fear of Dog the Bounty Hunter if it was performed during the first six weeks.
Thurman ends on a call back to her abortion doctor: “to women and girls of Texas… I say: I see you. Have courage. You are beautiful. You remind me of my daughters.”
Yes Uma, we see you. We see you as a woman who made a horrible decision for her career. Stop pretending that you are the victim. Instead, start promoting that these women KEEP these babies and research the best options, including adoption.
STOP virtue signaling to the pro-abortion movement to exploit your tragedy and the death of your child to pressure young women and girls to follow in your footsteps of child sacrifice. It is abhorrent.