Alyssa Milano has always been a fan favorite from the show Charmed alongside being a passionate activist and book author. Milano was recently arrested during a voting rights protest outside the White House. The Sorry not Sorry author also met with an accident earlier this year. Recently, Milano opened up about her views on abortion and her Catholic upbringing.

In addition to playing an instrumental role in the #MeToo movement, Milano is also a pro-choice activist who appeared as a speaker during the Women’s March: Reproductive Rights in Los Angeles on Oct. 2.

The “Charmed” actress has previously opened up about having two abortions in 1993 during an episode of her own podcast, “Sorry Not Sorry,” in 2019. On the “Me Becoming Mom” podcast, Thursday Alyssa come forward to discuss the moral dilemma of undergoing abortions at her early years in contrast to dealing with the hardship of suffering multiple miscarriages later in life. Milano added that therapy helped her overcome the negative feelings.

“I definitely had this moment of, ‘Well, I’m being punished, basically, for abortions in my 20s,’”

“It was devastating,” she said. “I was raised Catholic and was suddenly put in conflict with my faith. A faith I was coming to realize empowered only men to make every single decision about what was allowed and what was not allowed. I had a career and a future and potential. And also, I suffered from sometimes crippling anxiety.”

The #MeToo activist explained that she used to think her multiple miscarriages were karmic punishments for the abortions she had in her 20s. Alyssa pointed at her Catholic upbringing as the culprit in making her feel so guilty for choosing abortions. Milano is mother to two children: Milo Thomas, 10, and Elizabella Dylan, 7.

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Shifa Jahan

Shifa Jahan is a freelance writer from Bahrain currently pursuing her Masters degree in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University, India. She is experienced in Copywriting, Academic Writing and loves to write about pop culture/ entertainment-news. Other interests include theatre, teaching, foreign languages and culture.

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