Meadow Walker shares 'debilitating' abortion experience after Supreme Court overturns landmark ruling

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  • Meadow Walker recalled having an abortion in 2020, just as the Covid-19 pandemic hit.
  • Walker shared her story after the US Supreme Court overturned a landmark ruling that recognised women's constitutional right to abortion.
  • Several celebrity figures have spoken out about Friday's decision.

Meadow Walker recalled making a difficult choice two years before the US Supreme Court overturned a landmark ruling that recognised women's constitutional right to abortion.

In an Instagram post shared on Friday, after the US Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, late actor Paul Walker's only child recalled making the decision to undergo the procedure after becoming pregnant.

"Today marks a huge setback in history – a profound injustice to women across the United States. There are countless women who have struggled with making the decision to have an abortion," the 23-year-old model wrote.

"I too battled with the choice, but in 2020, when the world was collapsing during the pandemic, I sought an abortion."

She continued, "It is a very private and personal experience – the way it should be. I was lucky 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."

The model concluded her post, "Now, knowing even more women won't have the opportunity to seek safe termination and choose their bodies first is absolutely heartbreaking. In a world that constantly marginalises females, this feels like the biggest assault of them all. Banning abortion doesn't prevent abortions, it prevents safe abortions." 


Meadow isn't the only celebrity to speak out about Friday's decision.

Several presenters, performers and award recipients at the 2022 BET Awards called for action during the ceremony on Sunday night.

According to People, Busy Philipps – who shared that she had an abortion when she was 15 in 2019 – woke up crying to the news on Saturday, which was also her 43rd birthday.

"I couldn't do it yesterday, but it's my birthday, so even though I woke up crying, I'm making myself move," she wrote alongside a video of her exercising on Instagram Stories. "Because I won't stop. We can't stop," she added.

The Walt Disney Co, and multiple other US businesses, said on Friday said it will cover travel expenses for employees seeking family planning or reproductive care following the decision.

The company told employees that it recognises the impact of the abortion ruling, but it remains committed to providing comprehensive access to quality healthcare – including family planning and reproductive care.

READ MORE | Disney to cover travel cost for employees seeking reproductive care

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