Busy Philipps Calls Out Lindsey Graham’s Proposed Abortion Ban With Throwback Photo of Her 15-Year-Old Self

No stranger to fighting for abortion rights and being radically transparent about her own abortion story, Busy Phillips (Freaks and Geeks, Girls5Eva) took to instagram with an adorable picture of her teenage self — at the age she had her abortion — to give some perspective on the importance of being able to make your own reproductive choices following the introduction of a scary post-Roe bill from South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham that would further restrict access.

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On Tuesday, the Graham filed a measure to Congress unofficially called “Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act,” which would mean a national ban on abortions beginning at the 15-week point. The proposed law also goes contrary to Graham’s own previously pronouncements on returning abortion decisions to the states and will disproportionately damage those with planned pregnancies and medical grounds to obtain the procedure.

In a post on her Instagram on Wednesday, Phillips once again detailed her story alongside a photo of herself as an adolescent.

“I’m 15, and this is after I had an abortion,” she wrote. “I know. Look at my small face. I want to hug her, too.”

The flashback snapshot of 15-year-old Busy Philipps, published to her instagram on Wednesday.

“I look so much like my own kid currently looks but with brows from the 90s,” Philipps adds before adding that “actually think Birdie looks older than me. BUT! Actually! I’m a year older than Birdie is now in this picture.

She went on to discuss about the different reasons that a person might require or want an abortion and how those kind of decisions (when given the choice) are “sliding door” moments that might so easily shift the trajectory of your life — especially when you’re that young. For her it meant not being forced to bear an undesirable baby or being able to meet her husband Marc Silverstein or making it to her OG audition for Freaks and Geeks.

She also pondered about Graham’s own sliding door moments that brought him to the point of crafting legislation like this: “What led him to this place where he’s SO incapable of seeing anything outside his constricted perspective? … And I wonder *if* he had been held to the standard that all women are held to, would he have EVER been so bold? (and it goes without saying that the standard is *much* higher for my Black and Brown and trans girlfriends❤️).”

The actress received an outpour of support following her touching tweet, with “Scandal” star Kerry Washington remarking, “Thank you for this,” and “Top Chef” judge Gail Simmons writing, “This truly says it all. Thank you courageous Busy!”

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