Paul Walker’s daughter Meadow Walker shared that she had an abortion in 2020.
The model, 23, made the revelation following the Supreme Court ruling on Friday, which overturned Roe v. Wade, returning the authority to regulate abortion back to individual states.
‘There are countless women who have struggled with making the decision to have an abortion. I too have battled with the choice but in 2020, when the world was collapsing during the pandemic, I sought an abortion,’ she wrote on Instagram.
Her story: Meadow Walker, 23, shared that she had an abortion in 2020, in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling on Friday, which overturned Roe v. Wade; Pictured 2021 in New York
‘Today marks a huge setback in history – a profound injustice to women across the United States,’ Meadow – born Meadow Rain Walker – began her post.
Meadow went on to share that the experience was ‘private and personal’ and that she was ‘lucky enough to have a great doctor who supported me through the debilitating process.’
She continued to praise the medical professionals who helped her, writing, ‘With their help, I am able to be the happy and healthy person I am today.’
However, she worried for other women in her position: ‘Now, knowing even more women won’t have the opportunity to seek safe termination and choose their bodies first is absolutely heartbreaking.’
Honest: ‘There are countless women who have struggled with making the decision to have an abortion. I too have battled with the choice but in 2020, when the world was collapsing during the pandemic, I sought an abortion,’ she wrote on Instagram
‘In a world that constantly marginalizes females, this feels like the biggest assault of them all,’ she added.
Meadow wrapped up her message writing, ‘Banning abortion doesn’t prevent abortions, it prevents safe abortions.’
The beauty then took to her Instagram Stories, resharing her post, and adding that she’s gotten ‘hate comments’ for sharing her story.
‘The amount of hate comments I’ve received on this post is unbelievable. Please unfollow me if you don’t agree with my values. Do not stay around to comment horrible things,’ she pleaded with her 3.7M followers.
Praise: She shared she was ‘lucky enough to have a great doctor who supported me through the debilitating process,’ adding, ‘With their help, I am able to be the happy and healthy person I am today’
Meadow is the only daughter of the late actor Paul Walker – most known for his role as Brian O’Conner in the Fast & Furious franchise – who died in 2013 at the age of 40, following a car crash.
The Supreme Court overruled the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision Friday morning by upholding Mississippi’s restrictive 15-week abortion ban.
‘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 decision said.
Tensions over the future of abortion rights in the country have been running high since a draft opinion of Dobbs was leaked – and showed that the high court’s conservative majority was poised to push whether abortion was legal back to the states.
Receiving hate: The beauty then took to her Instagram Stories, resharing her post, and adding that she’s gotten ‘hate comments’ for sharing her story
The 6-3 conservative majority made good on what the draft said, with liberal justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer dissenting. Chief Justice John Roberts concurred. Conservative Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Clarence Thomas also filed concurring opinion.
‘Guided by the history and tradition that map the essential components of the Nation’s concept of ordered liberty, the Court finds the Fourteenth Amendment clearly does not protect the right to an abortion,’ the decision, penned by conservative Justice Samuel Alito, said.
Abortion was automatically outlawed in 18 US states as soon as Roe v. Wade was overturned, thanks to specially-devised ‘trigger laws’ and historic bans that were automatically reenacted after Friday’s ruling.
His only girl: Meadow is the only daughter of the late Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker, who died in 2013 at the age of 40, following a car crash; Pictured in 2005