43 Celebrities Who Have Had Abortions—And Spoken Out About Them

Abortion is a human right. Abortion is basic health care. Celebrities who have had abortions and spoken out about them are in good company among the one in four women who will get abortions in their lifetime. 

Abortion should be no more stigmatized than any other medical decision. But following the Supreme Court’s decision to roll back Roe v. Wade after nearly 50 years of legal abortions, the ongoing crisis of abortion access is becoming even more of an emergency. “Celebrities today regularly reveal the details of their drug addictions, sexual obsessions, marital infidelities—but no celebrity in recent memory has admitted to ending a pregnancy,” Susan Dominus wrote in Glamour in 2005. 

It means so much to so many people that this is no longer true. Celebrities have become increasingly bold in sharing their abortion stories. Celebrities speaking out about abortions helps to remind us that abortions are extremely common, that all kinds of people get them, and that abortions allow people to pursue the life they want on their own timeline. 

It’s also important to remember that no matter what the Supreme Court says, rich and connected people will always be able to get abortions. People who live in the South and the Midwest, poor people, people of color, immigrants, and refugees will be forced to carry pregnancies against their will. People don’t realize, Diana Greene Foster, the lead researcher of the landmark Turnaway Study told Glamour, “how much not having money slows you down from being able to get an abortion, find a clinic, pay for it, get to the clinic, stay overnight sometimes, buy childcare, get out of work.” 

Celebrity attention helps—it helps personalize these stories and publicize them. No one should feel obligated to share their deeply personal medical history with the public. But when they bravely do, it means a lot. 

Read the Dissent From the Case That Overturned Roe v. Wade

Just like millions of other Americans following the reversal of Roe v. Wade, Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan are outraged. The liberal block’s dissenting opinion, written collectively, stated that: “The majority has overruled Roe and Casey for one and only one reason: because it has always despised them, and now it has the votes to discard them.”

In May, a draft of the majority opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito, leaked, showing that the Court had voted to overturn Roe and Casey. “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives,” Alito wrote. 

In response, the liberal Justices’ dissent is nothing short of scathing, very clearly outlining their disapproval of the Court’s reversal of reproductive rights and the status of women as free and equal citizens in the United States. “As of today, this Court holds, a State can always force a woman to give birth, prohibiting even the earliest abortions. A State can thus transform what, when freely undertaken, is a wonder into what, when forced, may be a nightmare.”

The dissent opens with a recap of the rights that were once guaranteed to women and people who can become pregnant by landmark abortion rights cases Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. “Respecting a woman as an autonomous being, and granting her full equality, meant giving her substantial choice over this most personal and most consequential of all life decisions. Roe and Casey well understood the difficulty and divisiveness of the abortion issue,” the Justices wrote.

The liberal block also condemned the recent spate of laws passed by various conservative majority states: “States have enacted laws extending to all forms of abortion procedure, including taking medication in one’s own home. They have passed laws without any exceptions for when the woman is the victim of rape or incest. Under those laws, a woman will have to bear her rapist’s child or a young girl her father’s—no matter if doing so will destroy her life.”

The closing lines, disappointed in tone, go on to acknowledge the reverberating impacts of today’s Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. “With sorrow—for this Court, but more, for the many millions of American women who have today lost a fundamental constitutional protection—we dissent.”

You can read the full Supreme Court dissent here.

For more information about the fall of Roe v. Wade, and what you can do right now, click here.

Black Congresswomen Are Begging Joe Biden to Declare a National Emergency Regarding Abortion Rights

Hours before Roe v. Wade was overturned and federal abortion rights were obliterated by the United States Supreme Court, 20 Black congresswomen urged President Joe Biden to declare a national public health crisis regarding abortion rights and reproductive justice. 

In an open letter published by USA Today, the female lawmakers, all Democrats in the House of Representatives and all members of the Congressional Black Caucus, asked Biden “to use any and all executive authorities to address the public health crisis our nation will face if Roe v. Wade is dismantled.”

Less than five hours after the women went public with their letter, their worst fears came true. On Friday, the Supreme Court struck down the landmark case that guaranteed the right to abortion on a federal level.

With the end of Roe, trigger laws in several conservative-majority states have been enacted, banning abortion outright. Black women will be disproportionately affected by these bans, the letter stated. The congresswomen also laid out the history of discrimination faced by Black women and people who can become pregnant, and barriers to care put in place by long-established bias in the medical and healthcare systems. 

According to the letter, nearly two-thirds of Black women view abortion care as essential care, and 81% of Black women want abortion to be easily accessible within their communities.

“A harrowing study estimates that banning abortion across the United States would result in an estimated 21% increase in maternal deaths across all races, and a 33% increase in maternal deaths among Black individuals,” the collective, led by Rep. Ayanna Pressley, wrote. “Forcing individuals to carry an unwanted pregnancy has been shown to put their physical and mental health at risk as well.”

You can read the full letter on USA Today

In the meantime, here’s how to stay focused in the fight for reproductive justice and abortion rights. 

How to Practice Self-Care and Actually Take That Mental Health Day

Hey there. How ya feeling? If you’re so stressed and distracted by the news—the Supreme Court overturning Roe, the tampon shortage, the guns, etc.—that you can’t focus at work or stop crying, maybe you need more than a big glass of water and a walk. You may need a full-on mental health day. Your government may have decided it can control what you do with your own body, but that doesn’t mean your boss does, too. 

First, understand that taking a day off to chill when your brain feels like it’s dissolving into hot sludge is not a “luxury” and it’s not a sign of a poor work ethic. Rest is a basic human need and you’ll be no good to anyone if you’re not fully functional. 

We know that protocols for requesting time off vary from workplace to workplace, and you may or may not need to provide a justification to your supervisor for why you’re taking the day. You might be lucky enough to work with a manager who will understand if you simply tell them you’re taking a mental health day. If you don’t have this kind of manager, resist the urge to provide any detailed explanation at all. Your health—mental, reproductive, or otherwise—is still your own business and if you’re not feeling well enough to go to work, that’s all you need to say. 

Next, and as a person who consumes news for a living I know this can be hard, turn off the news. Log off. Disable news alert notifications. Trust me when I tell you that there will be other people on the internet and on the ground fighting the good fight while you take a little break. Instead, go for a walk, watch The Barefoot Contessa, read a romance novel. 

Even better, go outside. Interacting with other people who are still managing to live their lives even when it feels like the country is on the verge of collapse can be remarkably healing. It doesn’t matter what you do as long as it’s something you enjoy. Go to the movies, go out for an extra-indulgent lunch, go for a hike, whatever. Take a day to do you and give your mind a break.

Now Is Not the Time to Despair. Now Is the Time to Take Action.

The Supreme Court has voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, striking down the precedent that found that legal access to abortion is a constitutional right. After fifty years, the national right to abortion—as limited and basic as it was—has been wiped away.

On Friday morning, the Supreme Court released the long awaited decision—in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the court ruled this way:

“Held: The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives.” The majority opinion was written by Justice Samuel Alito. The case was decided six-to-three with justices Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, Barrett, Thomas, and Roberts in the majority. Justices Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan dissented.

The ruling was expected: In a bombshell leak in May, Politico obtained a draft of the majority decision, which Chief Justice John Roberts confirmed is authentic. It feels hard to imagine that it could get worse. It will. “This is one of the largest public health crises in history,” Sharmin Hossain, campaign director at Liberate Abortion, told Glamour at the time.

What can a women’s magazine say on the day when it is announced clear that women and pregnant people don’t have a constitutional right to determine their own bodily choices? For any American who believes in basic freedoms, this day is a waking nightmare. But activists, medical professionals, and progressive politicians say that this day is also another opportunity to continue the fight for safe, legal, accessible abortion any time, anywhere.

Abortion is healthcare. The right to one’s own body is the most basic expectation of being human. Let’s take care of ourselves and each other. Let’s absorb the news we can. Abortion news can be hard to follow, between state laws and Supreme Court cases. Pro-forced-birth lawmakers are banking on us feeling discouraged and distracted.  

Let’s grieve, get our facts straight, and get to work.

Where is abortion still legal?

The moment Roe is overturned, at least 26 states are “certain or likely” to ban abortion, according to analysis from the Guttmacher Institute. People living in states, such as Texas, where abortion is essentially banned have been experiencing this emergency for months. Already in parts of Texas people seeking abortion have to travel over 1,000 miles to get to the nearest clinic. Use this interactive map from the Guttmacher Institute to get the most up-to-date changes in your state.

You should NOT assume that your abortion appointment is canceled, or that a new appointment can no longer be made, because you are in a state with trigger laws set to ban abortion. Call your local clinic and ask, first. Or start with INeedAnA.com

“People are scared right now,” Hossain told Glamour. “We’re pointing people to contact the Repro Legal Help Line, which is available for people to ask any questions related to criminalization or legal questions around abortion care.”

What about safe, self-managed abortion? 

“The good thing is we now live in a time where we can access medication abortion to safely and effectively end pregnancies,” says Inez McGuire. “There are folks who are already doing that today, and even more folks we expect will be doing that without access to in-clinic abortion.” 

But won’t abortion still be legal in many states?

“Folks that believe, ‘Oh it’s available in California, it’s available in New York,’ are forgetting the vast majority of America,” says Hossain. This is going to be everyone’s problem. “Two dozen states will lose legal abortion access,” Kimberly Inez McGuire, executive director of URGE: Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity, tells Glamour. “Either abortion will be outlawed in your state or your state will become a state that needs to start providing abortions to people who are coming from out of state. So this will have an impact on every single person in this country.”

Should we take to the streets?

It feels wrong to proceed as if everything is okay because it is wrong to proceed as if everything is okay. “People want to take action,” says Liberate Abortion’s Hossain. “We’re asking everybody to go to liberateabortion.org and just sign up for our newsletter where we’re going to be updating actions hourly to let people know when and where people are taking to the streets and how to make sure that we’re saying the right thing so people who need care are able to get it accurately while also amplifying the political messaging that we need.”

Do Americans want Roe to fall?

Polling has consistently shown that Americans do not want Roe v. Wade to be overturned. A recent poll by the Pew Research Center found that 70% of respondents oppose overturning Roe. Another poll, this one by Gallup, found that about 60% of respondents oppose it. Gallup analysis found that public opinion on the issue has maintained roughly the same levels in the past 30 years.

16 Actually Cute Workout Bodysuits to Embrace the Unitard Trend

Workout clothes no longer stop at leggings. Case in point? The jumpsuit’s sportier sister, the workout bodysuit. The glorified onesie is nothing new—cue classic workout videos starring Jane Fonda and Suzanne Somers—but today’s version brings the 1980s into 2022. The beauty of the unitard is that it is both surprisingly versatile and comfortable, depending on its silhouette and the fabric you choose.

For starters, you can take the activewear route and wear a workout jumpsuit while actually working out—as long as you choose wisely. These performance leotards can act as a second skin during low-impact exercises like barre, dance, or pilates. (For high-intensity activities—or if you plan on doing inversions doing a yoga session—find a unitard with full-body compression, which can help support you.) Consider one-piece styles with breathable fabrics like a cotton-nylon blend, sweat-wicking capabilities, and built-in shelf bras, no sports bras needed—and don’t forget the neckline, which can range from scoop neck to V-neck and beyond.

To bring the unitard beyond the gym, it’s all about how you accessorize it. TikTok’s obsession with Aritzia’s unitard, for instance, will inspire you to try layering it with a white button-down, calf-length socks, and New Balances on your next errands run. (Throwing a hoodie or long trench coat in the fall over it also works.) You can even make a case for the unitard as eveningwear by taking notes from the runway: Designers like Saint Laurent presented high-fashion editions backed by Hailey Bieber and Olivia Rodrigo, both of whom elevated the unitard with heels. Meanwhile, who could forget Kim Kardashian’s penchant for Balenciaga spandex suits, ranging from fuchsia to the catsuit covered in yellow caution tape (worn during Paris Fashion Week earlier this year).

To summarize, the unitard knows no sartorial limits. From classic longline unitards to fitted rompers, shop our edit of the best 16 workout bodysuit options below.

Full-Length Unitards

A longline unitard is a classic, one-and-done ‘fit that will contour your body from head to toe. In both long-sleeve and sleeveless versions, these styles will provide extra coverage whether you’re wearing it to barre class or heading to a bar for happy hour. The body-conscious shape usually remains the same for every unitard, but you can experiment with different necklines and cuts to find a style that fits you (and your routine) best, be it a T-shirt neckline or a backless style.

That said, with both designers and A-listers to thank, unitards are no longer exclusive to the gym. The high-fashion catsuit has been trickling off the runway and into everyday life. Open-back designs, strategic cutouts, and strappy details will allow you to wear the unitard for every occasion.

Short Unitards

Biker shorts may be a contentious fashion item, but we think it and its unitard rendition should not be missed. Case in point: It’s all the rage with TikTok’s fashion elite, many of whom have formed a cult around the Aritzia Divinity romper. The bike unitard also acts as a summer-ready alternative to leggings, which makes it ideal for low-intensity workouts.

The Supreme Court Has Voted to Overturn Roe v. Wade

What was once unthinkable has happened: The Supreme Court has voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, eliminating Constitutional protection of abortion rights in the United States. 

The news comes nearly two months after an unprecedented leak of Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, published by Politico, which first revealed that the Court had voted to overturn the landmark 1973 decision as well as 1992’s Planned Parenthood v. Casey

“We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled,” Alito wrote in a the document, titled “Opinion of the Court,” which was leaked in May, but dated early February. “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”

The end of the Constitutional protections means that individual states will have the right to ban abortion, which is “certain or likely” to occur immediately in 26 states, according to analysis from the Guttmacher Institute

These potential rulings will most greatly affect people who aren’t able to travel to access abortion care, including people who are poor and people of color. But it’s not just women or people who can become pregnant that will be affected. In Texas, for example, state law allows anyone to bring a civil lawsuit against any abortion provider, or against a person who “aids and abets” an abortion. 

For more coverage of the Roe v. Wade fallout—including what you can do right now—click here.

Celebrities Condemn the Supreme Court’s Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Today, on June 24, the Roe v. Wade was overturned. 

Back in May, a draft of a Supreme Court ruling revealed that SCOTUS plans to vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, and people were rightly pissed.

In a bombshell leak shared on May 2 amid  Met Gala red-carpet furor, Politico reported they obtained a draft of the majority decision, which Chief Justice John Roberts later confirmed was authentic. Since the leak, politicians and civilians alike have expressed their outrage over this violation of human rights—including celebrities. 

Here’s who’s expressed their opinion (a.k.a. rage) over the appalling Supreme Court decision to overturn its own ruling from 1973. 

Mariska Hargitay

Speaking from her experience as the star and executive producer of Law & Order: SVU, a TV show about survivors of sexual assault, Mariska Hargitay wrote on Instagram that she is “outraged at what is unfolding” after the SCOTUS leak.

“The dismantling of nationwide legal abortion will disproportionately affect women of color, women with disabilities, women of modest or no means, trans people, and any person who doesn’t have the ability to travel out of state to obtain healthcare,” she said. “The re-litigation of our rights must end.” 

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Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid posted an image of the phrase “Men shouldn’t be making laws about women’s bodies” repeated several times. The model captioned the image, “If it isn’t obvious enough.”

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Harry Styles

Harry Styles shared the same graphic, featuring the phrase “Men shouldn’t be making laws about women’s bodies,” to his Instagram Stories on May 4, according to OK! Magazine.

Olivia Rodrigo

During a stop on her Sour tour in Washington, D.C., Olivia Rodrigo told the crowd, “Our bodies should never be in the hands of politicians,” according to Pitchfork.

11 Chic Refillable Lipsticks To Use Again and Again

Refillable lipstick is having a moment. The beauty industry has increasingly adopted reusable packaging in the past couple of years in an effort to create more sustainable options. To do this, more and more beauty brands have created packaging that can be used long after a product has run out and offering refills that can be easily swapped in. 

It’s still up for debate if reusable packaging is truly making a difference for our planet—according to Time, it depends on the product category, while Allure says the jury is still out if refillable products actually classify as sustainable. But one thing is for sure: Refillable lipsticks have become a new staple for beauty brands. 

From luxury cosmetic lines like Hermes and Dries Van Noten to popular favorites like Fenty Beauty and Rose Inc, refillable lipstick lets you use your favorite formulas again and again. Plus, the sturdy and fashionable lipstick cases are redefining the way we think about lipstick altogether. Elevated offerings like gilded alloy “armor,” up-cycled leather with customized monograms, and designer patterns have made refillable lipsticks accessories as much as they are beauty products. 

Ahead, Glamour editors share their favorite refillable lipsticks that you’ll never stop reaching for. 

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Free People’s Rare Summer Sale Is Packed With Beachy Gems

Out of nowhere, summer’s already in full swing. If you’re still not set on your vacation wardrobe, don’t sweat it—there’s a rare Free People sale going on right now. This is your chance to stock up on summer staples for 20% off retail, and the only limit is how much you can stuff in your carry-on.

Need a pair of cute walking sandals? A tank top and denim for easy (yet effortlessly chic) dressing? A flowy summer dress you can wear pretty much everywhere? You’ve come to the right place, since Free People is a destination for cute, bohemian pieces you really can’t find anywhere else. And since the brand rarely holds sales outside of major shopping holidays, you don’t want to let this opportunity pass you by.

Given that over 200 vacay-ready items are currently marked down, it can be overwhelming to go it alone. To make your shopping spree a bit easier, we went ahead and curated the 13 best items from the Free People sale, from sheer tops to miniskirts, below.

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