Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade last week, Ireland Baldwin posted a video to TikTok sharing her experiences surviving rape as a teenager and having an abortion. “I am only now sharing my story because I want other women to feel supported and loved, whether they want to share their own story or not,” she said.
The 26-year-old model continued, “I'm not here to tell this story today, but I was raped when I was a teenager, and I was completely unconscious when it happened, and it changed the course of the rest of my life.” Baldwin shared that she has been thinking about what it would have been like if she had become pregnant at the time.
“Seeing so many other brave women share their stories, got me thinking what my life would have been like if I had become pregnant, and if I had to raise a baby during everything I was going through at the time. Mind you, I have medical resources, money and support that a lot of women do not have access to … It would have simply been traumatizing and impossible,” she said.
Baldwin also told a story about the time she did get pregnant and decided to have an abortion. “I chose to get an abortion because I know exactly what it felt like to be born between two people who hated each other,” she said, referring to her parents, Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger. “I chose me, and I would choose me again,” she said.