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Busy Philipps testifies before Congress about abortion at 15

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Actress Busy Philipps on Tuesday testified before Congress about her decision to get an abortion when she was 15 and blasted recent bans on the procedure being passed at the state level. 

The “Dawson’s Creek” star told a panel of lawmakers on the Judiciary Committee during a hearing focused on state abortion bans that such laws would “drive women and girls” into the shadows. 

{mosads}“Abortion is health care and should not be treated differently as any other health care,” she said.

“I am so sad that we have to sit here in front of a row of politicians and give deeply personal statements because the ‘why’ shouldn’t matter. I am a human being who deserves autonomy in this country that calls itself free.” 

Philipps made headlines last month after announcing she had an abortion as a teenager in response to bans passed on the procedure in states like Alabama and Georgia. 

“It was not a decision I made lightly,” she said Tuesday. 

“But I never for a moment doubted it was the right decision for me.” 


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