Jennifer Lawrence’s recent interview with Vogue has lit some serious fires — from “wait, she was a Republican” to the news that she had two miscarriages before giving birth to her son.
She shared that she was pregnant in her early 20s and “had a miscarriage alone in Montreal” before she could get the abortion she was planning to have. She was also pregnant during Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up comedy, which was released on Netflix, and suffered a miscarriage then. She had to have a surgery to take out tissue from her uterus in the aftermath of that miscarriage.
The discussion turned to medical issues while Lawrence was explaining how angry she was about the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Her home state, Kentucky, quickly banned abortions after the decision and Lawrence says that the rift in her Republican family, which began with Trump’s presidency, grew. She explained that she could have a child due to a medical procedure and was furious that other young girls in the country now had fewer options.
“I remember a million times thinking about it while I was pregnant,” Lawrence said. “Thinking about the things that were happening to my body. And I had a great pregnancy. I had a very fortunate pregnancy. But every single second of my life was different. And it would occur to me sometimes: What if I was forced to do this?”
Vogue clarifies that her upset about the judgment and the overturning of Roe v. Wade is “directed at certain relatives back in Louisville, Ky., where she’d grown up, including her father.” Before the ruling, Lawrence had been trying to repair the family’s rift, but the Supreme Court complicated the reunification.
“I just worked so hard in the last five years to forgive my dad and my family and try to understand: It’s different. The information they are getting is different. Their life is different.” Lawrence told Vogue. “I’ve tried to get over it and I really can’t. I can’t. I’m sorry I’m just unleashing, but I can’t fuck with people who aren’t political anymore. You live in the United States of America. You have to be political. It’s too dire. Politics are killing people.”
She continued, “I don’t want to disparage my family, but I know that a lot of people are in a similar position with their families. How could you raise a daughter from birth and believe that she doesn’t deserve equality? How?”