Maya Hawke Says She 'Wouldn't Exist' If Her Mum Uma Thurman Hadn't Got An Abortion

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Maya Hawke Says She 'Wouldn't Exist' If Her Mum Uma Thurman Hadn't Got An Abortion

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Stranger Things star Maya Hawke has revealed that she 'wouldn't exist' if her mum, Uma Thurman, had not gotten an abortion.

The actress, who is the child of Ethan Hawke and Thurman, used her appearance on The Tonight Show this week to make a statement about abortion rights, following the controversial overturning of Roe Vs Wade in the US.

Promoting the highly anticipated season finale of the Stranger Things, which is set to drop on Netflix this Friday (July 1), Maya used her platform to discuss the safe, legal health care that her mum had access to before she was born.

After revealing that she had called her A-List mum to ask for advice ahead of her chat with Jimmy Fallon, Maya brought up an essay that Uma Thurman had written about an abortion she had had as a teenager.

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"If she hadn't have had it, she wouldn't have become the person she had become and I wouldn't exist and both of my parents' lives would have been totally derailed if she hadn't had access to safe and legal healthcare - fundamental healthcare."

She continued that while 'wealthy people will always be able to get abortions', last weekend's ruling means that many will 'not only not be able to pursue their dreams but actually lose their lives and be unsafe'.

The actress was met by a round of applause from the studio audience when she concluded: "I just wanted to say that, like, f**k the Supreme Court."

Maya Hawke is best known for her role in Stranger Things. Credit: Netflix
Maya Hawke is best known for her role in Stranger Things. Credit: Netflix

Maya is one of the many public figures who has spoken out following the Supreme Court's Roe Vs Wade ruling.

Hocus Pocus star and Hollywood legend Bette Midler has been incredibly vocal on her disappointment, and has even called on the US to ban Viagra. "Because if pregnancy is ‘God’s will’, then so is your limp d**k", as she so eloquently put it.

Following the Supreme Court ruling over the weekend, it's expected that US states will begin enforcing individual abortion bans.

26 individual states are currently looking to ban abortions, while 13 have already passed 'trigger laws' that automatically criminalise abortion as a result of the ruling.

Maya, along with many other celebrities, have had strong opinions on the recent overruling of Roe Vs Wade. Credit: Alamy
Maya, along with many other celebrities, have had strong opinions on the recent overruling of Roe Vs Wade. Credit: Alamy

However, on Monday (27 June), a Louisiana judge managed to block ‘trigger laws’ that would have immediately removed abortion rights across the state.

Orleans Parish Civil District Court Judge Robin M Giarrusso issued a temporary injunction that prevented the state from carrying out the ban, with a hearing set for July 8.

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Topics: Celebrity, Stranger Things

Ali Condon
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