Busy Philipps got emotional while opening up about her abortion at 15-years-old.
The Busy Tonight host shared her opinion on the new abortion law that Georgia Governor Brian Kemp passed on Tuesday. The “fetal heartbeat bill” prohibits women from having an abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. This typically occurs at about five to six weeks in, but many women don’t even know they are pregnant at that time.
“No bill that criminalizes abortion will stop anyone from making this incredibly personal choice, but these laws will put more women at risk,” she said. “Every woman deserves compassion and care, not judgement and interference when it comes to their own bodies.”
“I had an abortion when I was 15 years old,” she said through tears. “And I’m telling you this because I’m genuinely really scared for women and girls all over the country. And I think that we all need to be talking more and sharing our stories more.”
She continued, “Is it kind of jarring? Yes … but guess what? That’s what being a f—king woman is — having a regular Tuesday, then being suddenly reminded that people are trying to police your body and then you just have to go back to work.”
Busy Tonight airs on E! Mondays through Thursdays at 11 p.m. ET but was recently canceled by the network. Philipps took to twitter on Sunday to announce the news.
“Hey guys. Just wanted to let you know my show BusyTonight won’t be continuing on the E network after May 16. I’m beyond proud of what we’ve built in such a short period of time and I’m hopeful we can find the right place for the show to live on. Goodnight you guys. I love you,” she wrote.
Hey guys. Just wanted to let you know my show BusyTonight won't be continuing on the E network after May 16. I'm beyond proud of what we've built in such a short period of time and I'm hopeful we can find the right place for the show to live on. Goodnight you guys. I love you.?
— Busy Philipps (@BusyPhilipps) May 6, 2019