Actress Olivia Wilde Supports Abortion as Birth Control “to Choose When to Become a Mother”

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jun 10, 2016   |   11:03AM   |   Washington, DC

Actress Olivia Wilde’s abortion activism has made her a favorite of the abortion industry.

Wilde recently served as the host of a pro-abortion event in New York City while she was five months pregnant with her second child, according to Romper. The actress referred to her unborn baby as a “child” at the same time as she advocated for women’s “right” to choose to abort their unborn children.

The event recognized abortionists and other “reproductive health” service providers in the New York City area, according to the report. As the host, Wilde praised them for providing women with access to abortion so they could control the timing and size of their families.

“As a human being, a mother, and a pregnant lady who loves babies, I am deeply inspired by everyone I met tonight,” Wilde said.

After the event, the actress told Cosmopolitan:

In terms of access to abortion, I feel so lucky that I was able to choose when to become a mother, and that in between my two children, I was able to plan that I didn’t want to have one right away. I had access to contraceptives to help me make that decision, and [I could decide] when to make the next move for what’s best for my body and my family. These are all things that we take for granted and yet, tonight, I realize how many people rely on those physicians in that room to help maintain some modicum of control over their own bodies.

Pushing abortion, especially as a means of birth control, is not popular among the general public, and Wilde said she has faced some backlash on social media. She admitted to the magazine that her abortion activism has alienated some fans. While calling some of the responses “vitriolic,” Wilde has not been friendly or open herself. In 2014, she said pro-life politicians espouse “women-hating politics.”

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Wilde called herself a “voice for the voiceless” (meaning women, not their unborn babies) and vowed to continue her pro-abortion activism.

After the event, Wilde posted a message on Instagram: “NO MATTER WHAT YOU BELIEVE, here’s the thing: abortion isn’t going to stop. People are going to find a way, whether it’s safe and legal, or potentially deadly. So let’s not let ideology get in the way of evidence. Let’s take care of each other and work hard to stop the stripping of our reproductive rights.”

But Wilde is the one letting her pro-abortion ideology get in the way of the evidence surrounding abortion. Numerous studies have pointed to abortion hurting women physically and psychologically. Dozens of science textbooks confirm that a unique, new human life begins at the moment of conception. And every year in America, abortions brutally kill more than 1.1 million unborn babies and destroy their right to life.