Please pray for Michelle Williams!
Pregnant actress Michelle Williams thanked God for abortion in her 2020 Golden Globes acceptance speech.
The former Dawson’s Creek star accepted a 2020 Golden Globe award for her performance in Fosse/Verdon. She expressed gratitude for her right to an abortion, attributing it to her success today.
She also concluded her speech with a shout-out to 14-year-old daughter Matilda Ledger and fiancé Thomas Kail, whom she is expecting a child with.
“I’m also grateful to have lived in a moment in our society where choice exists, because as women and as girls, things can happen to our bodies that are not our choice,” Williams begins.
“I’ve tried my very best to live a life of my own making, not just a series of events that happened to me, but one that I could stand back and look at and recognize my handwriting all over. Sometimes messy and scrawling, sometimes careful and precise, but one that I had carved with my own hand.
“And I wouldn’t have been able to do this without employing a woman’s right to choose–to choose when to have my children and with whom. When I felt supported and able to balance our lives, knowing, as all mothers know, that the scales must and will tip towards our children.
“Now, I know my choices might look different than yours, but thank God or whomever you pray to that we live in a country founded on the principle that I am free to live by my faith and you are free to live by yours.
“So, women, 18 to 118, when it is time to vote, please do so in your own self-interest.”
“Tommy and Matilda, I can’t wait to come home to you.”
Listen to the full speech below:
Catechism of the Catholic Church teaching on abortion:
“Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person – among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life.” (CCC 2270)
“Since the first century, the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law…” (CCC 2271)