Ireland Baldwin opens up about her abortion

Ireland Baldwin opens up about her abortion

Two days after the Supreme Court revoked the right to abortion in the United States, the daughter of Alec Baldwin delivered painful confidences on TikTok, Sunday, June 26.

“Before I share my experience with you, I want to say that no one should feel responsible for telling this kind of story,” she stressed. Ireland, the daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, has reacted to the Supreme Court’s revocation of the right to abortion in the United States, announced on Friday June 24. Two days later, the young woman revealed in a TikTok video that she herself had an abortion. “I share my story only because I want other women to feel supported and loved, whether they want to share theirs or not,” she began.

In video, Ireland Baldwin reveals to have been raped and to have resorted to an abortion

“It’s your life, your choice”

The young woman said she had become pregnant at a time when she was “very unhappy” in her relationship. “My companion made it clear to me that he never wanted children, nor to marry, she explained. He hardly wanted a serious relationship.” Before adding: “I chose to have an abortion because I know exactly what it feels like to be born between two people who hate each other.”

The model was thus referring to her father’s tumultuous marriage to Kim Basinger, from 1993 to 2000. “Could I have had this baby and had it adopted? she wondered. Maybe. Maybe not.” The DJ nevertheless assured not to regret his decision. “Choosing to raise a baby without a financial safety net, without a loving, supportive companion, would not have worked for me,” she said. And the model adds: “I chose myself, and if I had to do it again, I would choose myself again. It’s your life, your choice.”

“I lost control of my life”

In the video, Ireland Baldwin also opened up about the rape she suffered as a teenager. “I was unconscious when it happened,” she said. It changed the course of my life. I didn’t tell anyone at the time, not for years. The only person who knew was the nurse who treated me soon after. I didn’t even tell my own boyfriend about it at the time. Neither to my parents. To no one.”

An attack that caused “a lot of pain and pain” to the young woman and her family. “I fell into a spiral. I lost control of my life, she confided. I drank a lot more. I partied more. I was on self-medication. I have had other abusive and toxic relationships. I did everything I could to distract myself.” A story that the testimonies of other women encouraged her to deliver.

brave women

“Seeing so many other brave women sharing their stories made me wonder what my life would have been like if I had gotten pregnant, and raised a baby with everything I was going through at the time. “, she said. Despite her “medical resources, her money and the support” she receives, Ireland Baldwin maintained that it would have been “simply traumatic and impossible” for her to keep this child.

At the same time, the family of the young woman also reacted to the revocation of the right to abortion. Alec Baldwin retweeted a message calling the Supreme Court justices “unelected magicians who perform seances to ask the ghost of Thomas Jefferson what he thinks”. His wife, Hilaria Baldwin, shared an Instagram story in which their son Rafael encourages protesters from the family home.