Abby Chatfield shared a photo of herself finding out she was pregnant, as well as an emotional post about the deprivation of the right to abortion in the United States.
Abby Chatfield shared a photo of herself six weeks pregnant, taken the day before her abortion.
The 27-year-old Australian reality star-turned-radio host wrote emotional post on the landmark decision of the US Supreme Court to overturn Rowe vs. Wadedepriving millions of women of their right to access legal abortions.
Chatfield said she “cried herself to sleep” after hearing the news on Saturday, when she opened up about her own decision to have an abortion at the age of 23.
“This is me the day before I had my abortion, at a very early stage you can’t even really tell you’re pregnant. Luckily, I had access to a safe abortion literally the day after I found out I was pregnant,” Chatfield wrote under the photo.
“I remember staying up the night before the procedure, worried that I had missed my deadline and I would have to carry my baby to term.”
Former Bachelor The star added that she simply “didn’t want a baby” and there was “reason enough” for that.
“It was not an easy decision, but it was the right decision,” she said.
“There are an infinite number of reasons for abortion, and some lawmakers in the US even oppose abortion in order to save the life of parents, arguing that we are just vessels for potential life, not a form of life that already exists.
“Everyone who is for this overthrow is not for life, they are against the choice. People will die because of this decision. Without a doubt.”
The world reacted indignantly to Rowe vs. Wade was abolished, which granted the constitutional right to abortion until the viability of the fetus since 1973.
At least eight right-wing states have implemented immediate abortion bans, and a similar number will follow suit in the coming weeks.
Australian actor Liam McIntyre today apologized to his unborn daughter, tweeting: “Because of the choice I made, she will become an American. I was happy to announce this news. Now I feel the need to apologize (sic) to her because she hasn’t even been born yet.”
In the US, pop star Taylor Swift led the backlash on social media, saying she was “absolutely terrified” as she shared Long statement by former US First Lady Michelle Obamawho described her “grief” over the decision.
Swift wrote: “After so many decades of fighting for women’s rights to their own bodies, today’s decision has taken that away from us.”
Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry called the result “bulls of ***” and a “war on women,” while fellow actress Elizabeth Banks summed up the news with a simple sentence: “Everyone gets a gun, but no one gets bodily autonomy. ”
On Saturday, the court voted 6-3 along the party lines in Dobbs v. Jackson’s Women’s Health Organization, which involved the state of Mississippi’s attempt to ban abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
“Abortion is a profound moral issue,” Judge Samuel Alito wrote in his majority opinion. “The Constitution does not give the right to abortion.”
Judge Alito added: “The Constitution does not prevent the citizens of every state from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Rowe and Casey arrogated this power to themselves. Now we are reversing those decisions and returning that power to the people and their elected representatives.”