Busy Philipps, actress and host of Busy Tonight, took time out of her Tuesday night show to defend reproductive rights in response to Georgia passing a six-week abortion ban earlier in the day, which ACLU called a "near total ban on abortion."
"I had an abortion when I was 15 years old," said Philipps. "I'm telling you this because I'm genuinely really scared for women and girls all over this country."
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Philipps's video clip went viral, with over a half million views on Twitter, and garnered praise from reproductive groups such as the Center for Reproductive Rights:
Thank you @BusyPhilipps for sharing your abortion story on #BusyTonight and for speaking out against laws like the near total ban on abortion signed in Georgia today. One in four women will have an abortion during her lifetime--it's time to stop the stigma. pic.twitter.com/7QDe820JUY
— Center for Reproductive Rights (@ReproRights) May 8, 2019
At the end of the segment, Philipps declared, "That's what being a fucking woman is. Having a regular Tuesday and then suddenly being reminded that people are trying to police your body."