On June 4, Busy Philipps actress, author and host of the talk show “Busy Tonight” testified in Congress about her experience having an abortion at the age of 15. The testimony is part of her condemnation of the new extreme abortion restrictions in states like Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Missouri. During her testimony, Busy also detailed the widespread nature of abortions and the impact these bans would have on women’s health.
According to Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive health research center, one in four American women will have an abortion before age 45. Today, Busy is asking women who have had abortions to tell their stories as part of a push against anti-abortion legislation being considered and enacted in a number of states.
In this episode, we’ll be hearing from Busy on her testimony, personal experience and what each of us can do to advocate for a woman’s right to choose.