Celebrity Quotes on Abortion

Celebrities on Both Sides Get Real About Abortion

In 2006, Scarlett Johansson talked about abortion in an interview with Cosmopolitan:

"We are supposed to be liberated in America but if our President [George W. Bush] had his way, we wouldn't be educated about sex at all. Every woman would have six children and we wouldn't be able to have abortions."

Today marks the 41st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ruling to legalize abortion, a historic shift in reproductive rights. Even though it's been more than four decades since the ruling, it continues to be an emotional subject that politicians and celebrities often discuss. In 2012, abortion became a heated topic in political debates, and the issue made headlines last Summer with the controversial Texas abortion bill. Over the years, celebrities — both men and women — have discussed their personal views and experiences with abortion, and their comments support the reality that despite anyone's pro-choice or pro-life stance, the decision to have or not have an abortion is an incredibly difficult one.

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