On Friday, June 24, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade—the landmark case which allowed abortion in all 50 states. Since then, celebrities have been reflecting on their own experiences regarding abortion. Laura Prepon, the star from "Orange Is the New Black" and "That 70s Show," has joined a growing list of celebrities, like Ireland Baldwin and Ashley Judd, in sharing her own harrowing abortion story.
The actress, 42, posted a picture of herself alongside a rainbow on Instagram.
She writes, "One of the worst days of my life was when I made the choice to terminate a pregnancy in second trimester. The devastating truth is that we found out the fetus would not survive to full term, and that my life was at risk as well."
Prepon was already a mother of one at the time. She and her husband, Ben Foster, had their daughter Ella in 2017. It was in 2018, during a routine trip to the doctor's for a sonogram appointment, that they found out their second pregnancy had complications—for both mother and baby.
"At the time - I had the choice," she shares.
The "Orange Is the New Black" actress had a third, healthier pregnancy which resulted in the birth of her second child in February 2020.
Prepon continues her Instagram post with a heartfelt message.
"Everyone has their own story for seeking out this medical procedure and I empathize with anyone who’s been faced with this impossible decision."
"I am praying for all of us, that we can get through this challenging time and regain agency over our own bodies," she concludes.