Uma Thurman shares revelation she calls her 'darkest secret' in op-ed opposing ...

Uma Thurman shares revelation she calls her 'darkest secret' in op-ed opposing ...
Uma Thurman shares revelation she calls her 'darkest secret' in op-ed opposing ...

Uma Thurman has opened up about how her 'darkest secret' is having an abortion as a teenager after having sex with a 'much older man'.

The actress, 51, spoke about the experience in an op-ed for the The Washington Post where she opposed the new abortion law in Texas, which has banned abortions in the state past the six-week mark. 

Uma criticized the controversial legal move while sharing aspects of her own past, as she divulged that she had herself had a termination when she was in her late teens.

During her open letter, Uma - who now has three children - admitted the 'hard' decision gave her the opportunity to 'grow up and become the mother she is today'.

The latest: Uma Thurman, 51, explained her opposition to the new abortion law in Texas in an op-ed for The Washington Post in which shared what she called her 'darkest secret.' She was snapped last year in Paris

The latest: Uma Thurman, 51, explained her opposition to the new abortion law in Texas in an op-ed for The Washington Post in which shared what she called her 'darkest secret.' She was snapped last year in Paris 

Uma said: 'The abortion I had as a teenager was the hardest decision of my life, one that caused me anguish then and that saddens me even now, but it was the path to the life full of joy and love that I have experienced.

'Choosing not to keep that early pregnancy allowed me to grow up and become the mother I wanted and needed to be.'

Saying she sees the law 'with great sadness and something akin to horror' she penned the revealing piece 'in the hope of drawing the flames of controversy away from the vulnerable women on whom this law will have an immediate effect.'

The Pulp Fiction actress added, 'You might not be interested in the opinions of an actress, but given this new outrage, I feel it is my responsibility to stand up in their shoes.'

Thurman noted her past as a teen actress 'working in an environment' in which she 'was often the only kid in the room;' and was living in Europe and working when she 'was accidentally impregnated by a much older man.'

The War with Grandpa star said she 'struggled to figure out what to do,' adding, 'I wanted to keep the baby, but how?'

The Pulp Fiction actress said that in sharing the story she hopes to speak to 'women and girls who might feel a shame that they can't protect themselves from and have no agency over.' She was seen last year in NYC at an event

The Pulp Fiction actress said that in sharing the story she hopes to speak to 'women and girls who might feel a shame that they can't protect themselves from and

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