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Jemima Kirke opens up about her abortion in PSA

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Actress and artist Jemima Kirke wants to eliminate the “obstacles and stigma” associated with terminating pregnancies and getting pregnant, she says in a PSA for the Center for Reproductive Rights.

In the video, released Tuesday in support of the Draw the Line campaign, Kirke recounts an abortion she had while in college in 2007. “My life was not conducive to raising a happy, healthy child,” she says. “I just didn’t think it was fair.”

The Girls star describes the financial difficulty associated with having the procedure and because of her struggle, wants to be open about her story. Now with two young daughters of her own, Kirke seeks to remove the “luggage that comes with being a woman.”

Hear the rest of Kirke’s story below:

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