Rose McGowan used herself as an example when talking about abortion statistics.
“I have had an abortion and I support this message,” she quote tweeted a statistic that one in four women has an abortion by age 45, which was shared by a feminist activist group on Friday. “I am not ashamed, nor should you be.”
The 45-year-old actress, who is regularly vocal about women’s rights and equality, explained that she was on birth control “and it failed.”
“I realized I could not bring a child into my world and simultaneously change the world. I do not regret my decision and it was not made lightly. If you do not want an abortion, don’t get one,” she added.
She then welcomed discussion by inviting followers to use the hashtag “#HonestAbortion” to talk openly about their experiences.
“My body, my choice, my life. Have you had to make a choice?” she wrote.
Her tweet received dozens of replies from women who shared their stories of abortion, a widely discussed issue this week as legislation for late-term procedures and protection of failed abortion survivors have been introduced in Washington D.C.