Actress Amy Brenneman, star of TV shows “Judging Amy” and “The Leftovers,” is talking about how awesome it was to kill her baby in an abortion when she was 21, because the baby got in the way of her career. In fact, she contends that it was such an “uneventful” murder that she considers it “miraculous” compared to all the hubub given the issue these days.
In a column for Cosmopolitan Magazine, Brenneman describes how she wasn’t about to throw away a Harvard education for a lousy kid. She described how, during her junior year, she got pregnant by her boyfriend and knew immediately her unborn child was expendable:
When I learned I was pregnant, I knew immediately and without question that I wanted an abortion. I had no desire to be a mother at that time — I wanted to finish college and start my career.
She then outlined how awesome it was to be rid of her baby, and described motherhood as some sort of prison sentence:
We found a doctor in the yellow pages. We went to his clean and respectable office. I had the procedure done with no pain; my boyfriend was with me the whole time. Afterward, I breathed huge sigh of relief and thought to myself, I get my life back! I was grateful that I lived in a country where forced birth was not the law of the land and where motherhood was not a lifelong consequence for a contraception slip…I have never, not for one moment, regretted my abortion.
Brenneman then tries to convince the reader that an abortion had no emotional effect on her or the countless women who choose to have one:
My abortion story is absolutely uneventful. It has left no scars. But in this current political climate, one in which a woman who makes the responsible choice of not bringing an unwanted child into this world is forced to drive 500 miles or is violently harassed on her way to the clinic door or is pushed to take matters into her own hands, this uneventful-ness seems downright miraculous. May it always be so uneventful. May abortion once again be accepted for what it always has been: a necessary component of responsible family planning.
The next time you watch Amy Brenneman ontelevision or in a film, remember that her career was brought to you by her unborn child’s disposable life.