Laura Prepon says a “devastating” abortion saved her life, a choice she may not have today, after the Supreme Court overturned its landmark 1973 decision, Roe v. Wade.
“One of the worst days of my life was when I made the choice to end a second trimester pregnancy,” the 42-year-old wrote “Orange Is the New Black” captioned an Instagram photo of her under a rainbow. state.
“The devastating truth is that we found out that the fetus would not survive fully, and that my life was also in danger. I had the choice then.”
Prepon noted that everyone’s reason for seeking an abortion is different.
“I emphasize to everyone who has faced this impossible decision,” she wrote.
“I pray for all of us that we can get through this challenging time and regain control of our own bodies,” she concluded her post.
Several of Prepon’s former “OITNB” co-stars flooded the comments section with signs of love and support.
“I love you, Prepon. ”, noted Uzo Aduba.
“Thank you, Preeps, for your courage. I love you. This battle is not over,” wrote Lea DeLaria.
“Thanks for sharing Laura. X,” interrupted Yael Stone.
“I’ve *always* looked up to you – from way back when I was your disappearing sister – then as a boss boss full of grace and passion and humor and love and an incredible colleague to share the screen with, but now more than ever. I love you. Thank you,” Amanda Fuller added.
Prepon initially revealed her decision to have an abortion in her 2020 memoir, “You and I, as Mothers,” after her unborn baby was diagnosed with a condition called cystic hygroma.
“Our neonatal specialist told us the brain didn’t grow and the bones didn’t grow,” she wrote. “We were told that the pregnancy would not be full term and that my body was at risk of carrying on for even longer. ben [Foster] held me while I cried. We had to terminate the pregnancy.”
The “That ’70s Show” alum added that she “felt like” [her] body had failed” her.
Prepon married Foster in June 2018. They gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Ella, in August 2017 and welcomed a baby boy in February 2020.