VIDEO: Lizz Winstead's personal story about having an abortion.

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Lizz Winstead performs at “A Night of Comedy with Judy Blume & Friends” from NCAC on Vimeo.

My dear pal Lizz Winstead has graciously allowed us to share this with you. It is her personal story about having an abortion when she was 16.

"You've got a life to think about now."

"What about my life? What are my choices??... I have pom-poms in my room! I can't be a mom!"

"Remember Lizz, it's mommy or murder."

"I felt so alone.... How could she be pro-life when she wasn't pro-my-life? That wasn't pro-life, that was profane."

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  • Chellparis1

    you poor sick baby,  pease get some real help from a real doctor.  Your so misguided.  She choose not to create a child.

  • Chellparis1

    I cant beleive what i am reading, what a bunch of judgemental idiots.  You cant understand a sixteen yr. oldgirl not wanting to be a mother.  The thing she aborted was not a baby it wasnt even close.  Your all hypacrats.  Any woman calling another woman a murderer is murdering another womans spirit.  This is the true slaughter.

  • Minxcomix

    Two people a teenager trusts the most: a person of God and a physician. No Lizz, you did not trust either before choosing to participate in the action which created another human life. If you had trusted either of these two type of people you would have realized the consequences of your actions.The lady in the white cloak (which, btw, most lab workers wear) was wrong in one sense "Mommy or murder". You were already a mother Lizz, you already made that choice. Your child was already existant and alive. The only way to create your child to be nonexistant was to take his/her life...and that is the choice you made. To destroy the life of another human being. Your still a mother tho Lizz, having an abortion did not prevent you from being a mother, nor did it stop you from being a mother. You are a mother just as much as I am even tho my child died after birth. The birthing process is not what makes you a mother, it is the creation of a child. And that is a choice you had already made.Also, the "bad" people here is your boyfriend who ran out on you (society allows this because a girl can always 'just get an abortion'. Not the people who offered you help and support. 

  • Hellababe

    I'm prolife, and an atheist.  The ending as quoted above really pisses me off.  Your life wasn't at stake.  Your baby's was.  You could have given the baby up for adoption, you could have worked out afterwards and got your popular body back in shape.  The baby doesn't get any chances, any choices.  So selfish.  She CHOSE not to use condoms.  And then she chose to kill her baby because, why?  SHE HAD POM-POMS IN HER ROOM.

  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff

    I think the point Lizz is making, other than the obvious,is that as a teen,
    that's how you think. You're scared, your whole life revolves around looks
    and popularity. And there was this medical pro going all anti choice on her.

    And remember, this was in the context of stand up comedy. Obviously, Lizz
    understands better than most what is really at stake.

  • http://twitter.com/17R3W 17R3W

    Thank you.

    I completely agree with your point!

  • http://twitter.com/17R3W 17R3W

    Also, I re-read what I wrote, I meant "I'm pro choice".

  • Msdrema

    Sorry Liz, I really like you alot, but I can't get with your story. It strikes me as selfish. This is more of a how-can-I-fix-this-now-that-it-has-happened. Stories of convenience like this are what fuel the right wing paranoia about abortions being handed out like meat orders in a deli. (I still don't believe the gov't has any place in this debate, though)

  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff

    She was doing a comedy routine with a point. Don't take that aspect too
    literally.

  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff

    She was doing a comedy routine with a point. Don't take that aspect too
    literally.

  • http://twitter.com/17R3W 17R3W

    Don't get me wrong, I'm pro life, but what she's saying basically boils down too; having a baby is inconvenient for a popular girl.

    We are talking about saying a baby from abusive home, or even in the place of "righting a wrong" like in the case of rape, and certainly not in the case of saving her life.

  • http://twitter.com/17R3W 17R3W

    Don't get me wrong, I'm pro life, but what she's saying basically boils down too; having a baby is inconvenient for a popular girl.

    We are talking about saying a baby from abusive home, or even in the place of "righting a wrong" like in the case of rape, and certainly not in the case of saving her life.