Chrissy Teigen Shared That Her 2020 Pregnancy Loss Wasn’t A Miscarriage, It Was A Life-Saving Abortion
Last month, polarizing figure and reformed bully, Chrissy Teigen, announced that she was pregnant again for the fourth time after undergoing IVF treatments. Those familiar with her journey know that she and her husband, John Legend, have two children, Luna (6) and Miles (4) and that her third pregnancy with a son, Jack, tragically ended at 20 weeks in September of 2020. When she shared their loss with the world, she called it a miscarriage, but now Chrissy says it was actually an abortion necessary to save her life and that Jack had no chance of survival.
According to Entertainment Tonight, Chrissy was a speaker at social impact agency, Propper Daley’s “A Day of Unreasonable Conversation” summit yesterday. During her speech, she got candid about the emotional topic.
“Two years ago, when I was pregnant with Jack, John and my third child, I had to make a lot of difficult and heartbreaking decisions. It became very clear around halfway through that he would not survive, and that I wouldn’t either without any medical intervention,” Teigen explained.
The revelation that she had, in fact, had an abortion came as a shock to Teigen, who shared that she had to make a lot of “heartbreaking decisions” during that time, one of which was choosing to save her own life after discovering that her pregnancy was no longer viable.
Chrissy now wanted to set the record straight, most likely in light of the country’s current contention over abortion rights and also because it was only recently that she realized that that’s technically what it was.
When speaking about the miscarriage Thursday, instead of a pregnancy loss, Teigen labeled it an abortion, telling the audience, “Let’s just call it what it was: It was an abortion. An abortion to save my life for a baby that had absolutely no chance. And to be honest, I never, ever put that together until, actually, a few months ago.”
According to Chrissy, it was John who brought the reality of the situation to light for her, not long after the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe. vs. Wade. Chrissy’s an avowed supporter of women’s rights and while showing compassion for women who’ve had to make the tough choice to have an abortion, John brought it to her realization that she was also one of those women.
“I fell silent, feeling weird that I hadn’t made sense of it that way,” Teigen recalled. “I told the world we had a miscarriage, the world agreed we had a miscarriage, all the headlines said it was a miscarriage. And I became really frustrated that I didn’t, in the first place, say what it was, and I felt silly that it had taken me over a year to actually understand that we had had an abortion.”
She also addressed it on Twitter:
I told you all we had a miscarriage because I thought that was what it was. But it was an abortion, and we were heartbroken and grateful all at once. It just took me over a year to realize it. https://t.co/x5XPu7pg2S
— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 16, 2022
Chrissy’s tendency to overshare about every aspect of her life (like when she admitted that she and John had sex at the Democratic National Convention on The Late Late Show with James Corden) routinely and rightfully makes a large sector of the population try not to burp up their barfs, but using her celebrity to bring awareness to an often sensitive, secretive and agonizing choice that comes with a harmful stigma instead of telling Courtney Stodden to take a “dirt nap” is a much more constructive use of her platform.
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