Actress Alyssa Milano — who's made a big name for herself due to her left-wing activism, particularly regarding abortion rights — revealed that she had two abortions in 1993 when she was in her early 20s, Yahoo Entertainment reported.
During the latest episode of her podcast "Sorry Not Sorry" the 46-year-old actress said she had her abortions when she "was in love for the first time in the breathless way you can only be in love when you are young. It was huge — overwhelming even. It filled every part of living. It was a joyful and exciting and powerful time in my life," the outlet noted.
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While the "Who's the Boss" alum didn't say who her partner was, Milano fell in love with actor Scott Wolf that year while making "Double Dragon." The pair moved in together months later after and became engaged just months after that.
Milano said she was on the pill because "she knew she was not ready to be a parent" as she pursued her career. Additionally, she was taking the controversial acne-fighting medicine Accutane, which is known to cause birth defects in pregnancies. And while she was using birth control, "I. Still. Got. Pregnant," she said.
Milano said it was an emotional experience, especially coming from a Catholic background, but that she was "not equipped to be a mother, and so I chose to have an abortion. I chose. It was my choice. And it was absolutely the right choice for me," the outlet said.
While she acknowledged it was "not an easy choice" nor was it "something I wanted," it was "something that I needed — like most healthcare is," the outlet added.
After her abortion, Milano remained on the birth control pill, resumed her sexual relationship, and then "a few months later I found out I was pregnant again" and "once again I made the right decision to end the pregnancy," she said, according to Yahoo Entertainment.
'My life would be completely lacking all its great joys'
Milano noted that her life today wouldn't be nearly as good had she not had her abortions, the outlet said.
"I would not have my children — my beautiful, perfect, loving, kind [and] inquisitive children — who have a mother who was so very, very ready for them," she said of her son and daughter, born in 2011 and 2014, respectively, with second husband David Bugliari, Yahoo Entertainment said.
Milano added that had she not had her abortions she wouldn't have married Bugliari nor would she have had her present career nor the platform she's built to "fight against oppression," the outlet reported.
"Fifteen years after that first love had fizzled, my life would be completely lacking all its great joys," she noted, according to Yahoo Entertainment. "I would never had been free to be myself — and that's what this fight is all about: freedom."
Milano added that her reasons for having abortions are "real" and, as with other women, such decisions "are ours — and they none of your f***ing business," the outlet said.