"Maybe you're sitting there thinking, 'I don't know a woman who would have an abortion.' Well, you know me."
Busy Philipps fears for women and girls all over the country after a new law restricting female reproductive rights was passed in Georgia.
During Tuesday's episode of "Busy Tonight," the actress got emotional while talking about the new abortion law and shared an experience she had as a teenager.
"As it turns out, just trying to be a woman in the world is political," Philipps began. "And I have a thing that I would like to say and I hope that whatever it is that you believe personally that maybe you will be open to hearing about what I'm saying."
"I know that people feel very strongly about abortion," she continued. "But let me just say this: Women and their doctors are in the best position to make informed decisions about what is best for them. Nobody else, nobody."
Earlier this week, Georgia's Governor Brian Kemp signed the "fetal heartbeat bill" banning abortion after five to six weeks into pregnancy.
The "Dawson's Creek" alum said that just because the bill "criminalizes" abortion it won't stop women from trying to make this "incredibly personal choice." Philipps added, "But these laws will put more women at risk. Every woman deserves compassion and care, not judgment and interference when it comes to their own bodies."
"The statistic is that one in four women will have an abortion before age 45," she continued. "That statistic sometimes surprises people, and maybe you're sitting there thinking, 'I don't know a woman who would have an abortion.' Well, you know me."
"I had an abortion when I was 15 years old," she said. "I'm telling you this because I'm genuinely really scared for women and girls all over this country. And I think we all need to be talking more and sharing our stories more."
On Wednesday morning, Philipps shared the clip from her talk show and tweeted, "I spoke about my abortion on my show tonight because I can not sit idly by while women's rights are stripped away."
Philipps previously discussed having an abortion in her memoir, "This Will Only Hurt a Little."
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