Uma Thurman’s daughter Maya Hawke says she ‘wouldn’t exist’ if her mother hadn’t had an abortion

Maya Hawke says she “wouldn’t exist” if her late teen mother Uma Thurman hadn’t made the decision to have an abortion.

The actress, 23, spoke on the subject on Tuesday’s episode of The Tonight Show in the wake of the recent Supreme Court quashing of Roe v. Wade.

“Both my parents’ lives would have been completely derailed if she hadn’t had access to safe and legal health care – basic health care,” she explained to host Jimmy Fallon.

‘Wouldn’t exist’: Maya Hawke says she ‘wouldn’t exist’ if her late teen mother Uma Thurman hadn’t made the decision to have an abortion; Uma and Maya pictured in 2019

Thurman shares Maya, as well as son Levon Roan, 20, with ex-husband Ethan Hawke, 51. She is also mother to daughter Luna from her relationship with French financier Arpad Busson.

May referred to a “wonderful essay” Thurman, 52, written late last year in The Washington Post, where she opposed the abortion ban in Texas after the six-week mark.

In the op-ed, the Pulp Fiction star shared how her “darkest secret” was an abortion as a teenager after having sex with a “much older man.”

Thurman – who has since welcomed three children – admitted the “hard” decision gave her the chance to “grow up and become the mother she is today.”

Speaking: The 23-year-old actress spoke up on the subject on Tuesday's episode of The Tonight Show in the wake of the recent Supreme Court quashing of Roe v. Wade.

Speaking: The 23-year-old actress spoke up on the subject on Tuesday’s episode of The Tonight Show in the wake of the recent Supreme Court quashing of Roe v. Wade.

Maya went on to explain that “wealthy people will always be able to have abortions” and those in disadvantaged positions will be most affected by the reversal of Roe v. Wade.

“So many people will not only be unable to pursue their dreams because of this week’s ruling, but will lose their lives and be unsafe.”

The Stranger Things star concluded her speech with a powerfully worded message to the United States Supreme Court.

“And I just wanted to say that, like, f*** the Supreme Court,” Maya said in a whisper, turning to Fallon to see if it was okay for her to swear into the air.

Derailed:

Derailed: “Both my parents’ lives would have been totally derailed if she hadn’t had access to safe and legal health care – basic health care,” she explained to host Jimmy Fallon. Thurman shares Maya, as well as son Levon Roan, 20, with ex-husband Ethan Hawke, 51; Hawke and Thurman pictured in 2002

With the host’s permission, Maya turned to the studio audience and exclaimed, “Oh, f*** the Supreme Court! Yes, go on!’

The actress’ appearance on Tonight Show was intended to promote the current season of her hit Netflix series Stranger Things, which will release a new series of episodes on July 1.

Maya is just one of several celebrities to speak out following the Supreme Court’s decision to dismiss Roe v. Wade after a conservative 6-3 majority last Friday.

Brave: The Stranger Things star referred to a 'wonderful essay' Thurman, 52, written late last year in The Washington Post, where she opposed Texas' ban on abortions after the six-week mark

Brave: The Stranger Things star referred to a ‘wonderful essay’ Thurman, 52, written late last year in The Washington Post, where she opposed Texas’ ban on abortions after the six-week mark

In the op-ed, the Pulp Fiction star shared how her

In the op-ed, the Pulp Fiction star shared how her “darkest secret” was an abortion as a teenager after having sex with a “much older man.” Thurman – who has since welcomed three children – admitted the ‘hard’ decision gave her a chance to ‘grow up and become the mother she is today’ Uma pictured in 1989

The landmark 1973 ruling established a constitutional right to abortion. But after 49 years, that right is now determined by the states.

‘The Constitution grants no right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives.

“Guided by the history and tradition that map out the essential components of the nation’s concept of ordered freedom, the Court finds that the Fourteenth Amendment clearly does not protect the right to abortion,” said the decision, written by conservative judge Samuel Alito. .

Abortion was automatically banned in 18 US states once Roe v. Wade was quashed, thanks to specially designed “trigger laws” and landmark bans that were automatically reintroduced after Friday’s ruling.

Using her platform: Maya is just one of many celebrities to speak out following the Supreme Court's decision to overrule Roe v. Wade after a conservative 6-3 majority last Friday;  Maya pictured in 2020

Using her platform: Maya is just one of many celebrities to speak out following the Supreme Court’s decision to overrule Roe v. Wade after a conservative 6-3 majority last Friday; Maya pictured in 2020

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