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Olivia Wilde Supports Abortion Access For An Important Reason


Olivia Wilde is a lucky woman, and she knows it. She has a successful career, a handsome/hilarious husband, and very amazing cheekbones. She is also pregnant with her second child... and that pregnancy was planned. Because she's lucky enough to make her own reproductive decisions. At a recent gala in New York City, Olivia Wilde spoke out in support of abortion access, and her reasons were all of our reasons.

Wilde was the host of the Voices of Courage Benefit on Tuesday, a gala event honoring abortion providers and providers of reproductive health services by New York City's Physicians for Reproductive Health. Wilde is five months pregnant with her second child with husband, actor and SNL alumni Jason Sudekis. She spoke to Cosmopolitan magazine after the event about the importance of access to abortion so that all women would be able to make the same choices about when to have children that she herself was able to make:

Wilde has become an outspoken advocate for wider access to abortion, particularly since she became a mother herself. And she has certainly seen her share of negative backlash, especially on social media. But she tries her best to take it all in stride:

Wilde is clearly anything but apathetic about abortion advocacy. After Tuesday's event, she posted a picture of Dr. Colleen McNicholas, a doctor working in the only abortion clinic in Missouri, who won an award for "outstanding courage in hostile and challenging environments." Wilde praised Dr. McNicholas and all the doctors present, and captioned the photo with these words: "As a human being, a mother, and a pregnant lady who loves babies, I am deeply inspired by everyone I met tonight."

So yes, Olivia Wilde is a lucky woman. She has fame, beauty, success, love, and the ability to make her own reproductive decisions.

May we all be so lucky.