Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday, June 24, Meadow Walker is sharing her own abortion experience.
The 23-year-old daughter of the late actor Paul Walker stated she had an abortion in 2020, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, in response to the decision.
Meadow posted a lengthy statement on her official social media account to protest the ruling that denies women the opportunity to obtain a safe abortion. “Today marks a significant setback in history- a great injustice to women across the United States,” Walker began his essay. The choice to undergo an abortion has been a difficult one for numerous women.
The 23-year-old was open about having an abortion during the pandemic and expressed concern that many women will now experience negative effects from traveling to another state for an abortion. While the world was about to end due to the pandemic in 2020, I sought an abortion. I too had struggled with the decision.
“I was fortunate enough to have a great doctor who supported me through the debilitating process. With their help, I am able to be the happy and healthy person I am today,” Meadow added, adding that the decision was “personal and private.” Meadow went on to say that the decision was “personal and private.” It is now devastating to know that even more women won’t have the chance to seek safe abortions and put their bodies first. This feels like the biggest assault of them all in a world where women are continually marginalized.
“Banning abortion doesn’t prevent abortions, it stops safe abortions,” she concluded, striking a chord with the thousands of people who are currently protesting the decision.
After the Supreme Court’s ruling, the model wasn’t the first famous person to relate her experience having an abortion.
Since roughly 50 years ago, abortions have been lawful in the US on the grounds that it is a person’s protected right to decide what to do with their body.
Since the ruling was made public two days ago, the following states have already passed laws restricting abortion: Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, and South Dakota.