Ireland Baldwin is one of the most desirable stars in fashion circuits, and there are quite a few reasons for that. The beauty has been on a roll when it comes to sharing attention grabbing pictures of herself on social media. Ireland recently revealed her rape experience and teen abortion after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.
The conservative majority of the Supreme Court overturned the historic case of Roe v. Wade last Friday after voting to reject nearly five decades of precedent that gave women the constitutional right to an abortion. States in the South and Midwest, namely, are now anticipated to outlaw access to safe abortions. In response to the Supreme Court’s shocking decision, the model opened up about a very personal experience.
Ireland Baldwin revealed her own abortion procedure she underwent as a girl, and described surviving rape in a different occurrence as a response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Posting her account on TikTok, Baldwin said she had an abortion after becoming pregnant in a “unhappy” relationship. She added that her decision to get the operation was influenced by the fact that she “spiraled” after experiencing sexual assault in a different incident close to the period of her pregnancy.
I was raped when I was a teenager, and I was completely unconscious when it happened, and it changed the course of the rest of my life. I never told anyone at the time, not for years. The only person who knew was a nurse that treated me shortly after. I kept that secret inside of me for years, and because I did, it caused a lot of hurt and a lot of pain to me and to people I love.
I harbored so much pain and so much guilt for so long, and I spiraled. I lost control of my life. I drank a lot more, I partied a lot more, I self-medicated, I was in other abusive and toxic relationships and friendships. I pretty much just did everything I could to distract myself.
Seeing so many other brave women share their stories got me thinking what my life would have been like if I had become pregnant and if I had to raise a baby during everything I was going through at the time.
According to Baldwin, because she was a privileged lady, she had access to the medical resources, money, and support that many women do not have access to. Without these tools, the event would have been horrific and impossible. Baldwin reflected on a different time in her life and stated that “when I did have a boyfriend and I did become pregnant” it was obvious the marriage was unhealthy.
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