Lesley-Ann Brandt reflects on her abortion

Lesley-Ann Brandt reflects on her abortion
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Lesley-Ann Brandt reflects on abortion experience: ‘I wasn’t ready’

‘Lucifer’ star Lesley-Ann Brandt – who hails from Cape Town – reflects on having an abortion, and why it was the “best decision” for her.

Lesley-Ann Brandt reflects on her abortion

Lesley-Ann Brandt reflects on her abortion
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@lesleyannbrandt

South African-born actress Lesley-Ann Brandt is speaking out for the first time about her experience having an abortion, and how it impacted on her life

The Lucifer star, who hails from Mitchells Plain in Cape Town and now lives in LA, reflected on how her pro-choice decision was the best choice for her, and why anti-abortion laws in the US should be abolished.

LESLEY-ANN BRANDY: ‘BEST DESICION FOR ME

Writing for Self magazine, Lesley-Ann Brandt, revealed how a pregnancy early on in her relationship to then-boyfriend and now husband Chris Payne Gilbert, caught her completely off guard.

She wrote: “I took a breath and called Chris.I could hear the panic in his voice, but I quickly allayed his fears. I had already called a private abortion clinic and booked my appointment. I knew we weren’t ready, and I knew I wasn’t ready.”

And the decision was the best thing she could do for herself, she claims.

She added: “At age 32, my abortion gave me choice, autonomy over my own body and opportunities in my career.

“I didn’t want to be a mother at that moment in my life, so I made a decision that was best for me and my relationship.”

DEFENDING ABORTION RIGHTS

Lesley-Ann Brandt also acknowledged in her piece thats whilst she could afford an abortion, others in the US are “forced into a situation they don’t want and are not ready for.”

The star – who has wrapped up filming the sixth and final season of Lucifer – also called for anti-abortion laws in the state of Texas to be scrapped.

She adds that the law “will not stop abortion” but will make the lives of “already vulernable people” that much more difficult.

She added: “It is the poor who suffer. It is those people already struggling who will bear the brunt of archaic legislation and fake cries of ‘pro-life

“In a country like the United States, with poor health care, no federally mandated maternity leave, and women still fighting for equal pay and adequate childcare support, how dare anyone question a woman’s right to choose what’s best for her and her life?.

Lesley-Ann and husband Chris now share four-year-old son Kingston together.

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