In the wake of the overturning of Roe v. Wade, Jennifer Lawrence shared her own story with Vogue about how she herself almost got an abortion in her early 20s. The actress revealed that she ultimately needed to undergo a D&C procedure, where tissue is removed from the uterus, following a miscarriage that she had while shooting Don’t Look Up, when she and her husband Cooke Maroney had been trying to start a family.
Lawrence got pregnant in her early 20s and “one hundred percent intended” to get an abortion then, Vogue wrote. But before she could go, “I had a miscarriage alone in Montreal,” she said.
Years later, Lawrence had a second miscarriage while shooting Don’t Look Up and needed to get a D&C.
The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Roe v. Wade deeply enraged her. “I remember a million times thinking about it while I was pregnant,” she said. “Thinking about the things that were happening to my body. And I had a great pregnancy. I had a very fortunate pregnancy. But every single second of my life was different. And it would occur to me sometimes: What if I was forced to do this?”
Lawrence grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, in a conservative family. The 2016 election created a rift that she is still working to heal from.
“I just worked so hard in the last five years to forgive my dad and my family and try to understand: It’s different. The information they are getting is different. Their life is different,” she said. “I’ve tried to get over it and I really can’t. I can’t. I’m sorry I’m just unleashing, but I can’t fuck with people who aren’t political anymore. You live in the United States of America. You have to be political. It’s too dire. Politics are killing people.”
“I don’t want to disparage my family, but I know that a lot of people are in a similar position with their families,” she added. “How could you raise a daughter from birth and believe that she doesn’t deserve equality? How?”
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