Busy Philipps had an abortion when she was a teenager. It’s been known for a while, but given the uncertainty of Roe v. Wade after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, she’s determined to not let people forget. (Kind of how she and many women like her will never forget the night Donald Trump won the election—“I was really knocked back by Trump’s win to the ground. I mean, I like to the floor, like in hysterics.”)
In this new members-only bonus episode of The New Abnormal, the Freaks and Geeks actor tells Molly Jong-Fast how and why she transitioned from acting to activism, and why she is so passionate about standing up for reproductive rights.
“I just wanted to say very simply, you know me, I had an abortion when I was 15 and the situation surrounding it is unimportant, but I deserve bodily autonomy,” she says.