Maya Hawke claimed she wouldn’t exist if her mother Uma Thurman hadn’t had an abortion when she was a teen.
The Stranger Things actress, 23, claimed that if her mother had been denied access to abortion when she was younger, her life would have been “derailed.”
Thurman revealed in a 2021 op-ed for The Washington Post that she had an abortion as a youngster after becoming pregnant from sex with a significantly older guy.
According to Thurman, the “hard” choice allowed her to “grow up and become the mother she is today.”
According to Maya Hawke, whose father is Ethan Hawke, “Both of my parent’s lives would’ve been absolutely derailed if she hadn’t had access to safe and legal health care — essential health care,” she said on Tuesday (28 Juneepisode )’s of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
She informed the host that she had spoken to her mother just prior to going on the programme, and that they had talked about the Supreme Court’s decision to overrule Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that established abortion as a constitutional right.
Maya Hawke stated, “We just started talking about the Supreme Court decision and this essay that my mom wrote a couple months ago when they were placing these more limitations on abortion access, sort of preceding this whole situation.
“My mother wrote this really lovely article about the abortion she had when she was very young and how, if she hadn’t, she wouldn’t have developed into the person she did and I wouldn’t exist.”
According to Hawke, those with money “will always be able to obtain abortions,” while those without it will suffer and “not only be unable to pursue their aspirations, but actually lose their lives,” he added.
“So I simply wanted to scream, f**k the Supreme Court,” she concluded with a strong message. However, we’ll keep fighting it and prevail just like our grandparents did.
The US Supreme Court decided to restrict people’s constitutional right to an abortion on June 24. According to the BBC, several abortion facilities have already closed their doors in places including Arkansas, Louisiana, Idaho, and Tennessee. This implies that individual states will determine whether or not to authorise abortions.
Hawke cited Uma Thurman’s “wonderful” and moving op-ed, which was published against Texas’s Heartbeat Act, which outlawed abortion after six weeks, when heart activity starts.
When the law became effective in September 2021, Roe v. Wade suffered a serious setback. The legal dispute that finally overturned Roe was sparked by a Mississippi statute prohibiting abortions after 15 weeks.