Uma Thurman first recounted that she performed an abortion as a teenager. Testimony he gave in an article he wrote for The New York Times, in the framework of the ruling that restricts access to legal abortion in Texas, United States.
“At the end of my adolescence, a much older man accidentally got me pregnant. I lived with a suitcase in Europe, far from my family, and I was about to start a job. I struggled to figure out what to do. I wanted to stay with the baby, but how?” began the protagonist of “Kill Bill” and “Pulp Fiction”, both films by Quentin Tarantino.
“I hope it reaches women and girls who may feel an embarrassment from which they cannot protect themselves. I can assure you that no one is at that table on purpose,” Umma Thruman.
With the advice of her family, Thruman terminated her pregnancy at a clinic in Cologne, Germany. “However, my heart was broken. There is a lot of pain in this story. It’s my darkest secret. I am 51 years old and I share it with you from the home where I raised my three children, who are my pride and joy,” she recalls.
Uma Thruman with her children Maya and Levon as children
“I don’t regret the path I traveled. I applaud and support women who make a different decision. The abortion I had as a teenager was the hardest decision of my life, one that caused me distress then and saddens me even now, but it was the path to life full of joy and love that I experience. The choice not to stay with that early pregnancy allowed me to grow and become the mother I wanted and needed to be,” she said.
Uma Thruman with her daughter Luna
Uma Thruman is the mother of Maya and Levon, from her relationship with Ethan Hawke, and Luna, whom she had with Arpad Busson. He assures that he tells his story, although “it can generate more problems than positive things” so that “some light shines”.
Uma Thruman and her testimony published in the New York Times | Source: Instagram
“By revealing the emptiness that this decision caused me, I hope it reaches women and girls who may feel a shame from which they cannot protect themselves and who have no authority over them. I can assure you that no one is at that table on purpose,” he said.
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