logo
Getty Images
Getty Images

Maria Shriver Reveals She Has 'Always Been Pro-Choice' about Bodily Autonomy and Abortion

Bettina Dizon
Aug 01, 2019
11:40 A.M.

Maria Shriver shared her thoughts on the hot debate topic of abortion and other health issues concerned with women on the third hour of the "Today" show.

Advertisement

In honor of National Wellness Month, the “Today” show’s third hour created a segment called “Women’s Wellness Disrupt - HERS with Maria Shriver,” and the episodes are surely going to cover the controversial issue of abortion.

PRO-CHOICE

The 63-year-old clarified that she has “always been pro-choice” as the decision involving a woman’s body should be in her hands and no one else's. She further mentioned the fine line she puts between being pro-choice and pro-abortion.

Advertisement

“It’s pro a woman’s right to choose. To choose what to do with her body, her life, what job to take. I’m not pro-abortion,” she stated. “Not everybody who is pro-choice is pro-abortion. It’s pro a woman’s right to choose.”

ALZHEIMER'S

The segment also focused on another pressing issue regarding women’s healthcare -- the unequal ratio of men and women getting Alzheimer's, depression, and anxiety. The scientific reasoning behind this rooted in the different structures of each person.

Maria Shriver. | Source: Getty Images

Maria Shriver. | Source: Getty Images

Advertisement

“My work in the Alzheimer's space, which I’ve been doing in the last 15 years, trying to figure out why women are the primary ones to get Alzheimer's,” Shriver added. “There’s a huge gender research gap, which has led to a gender knowledge gap.”

‘WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT?

She continued to state that depression, anxiety, and “80 percent of autoimmune issues” begin with a girl getting her period and poses the question “what can we do about it?”

She said that for over half a century, Tampax has remained the same, and:

“Doctors have been treating women’s concerns the same way for 30 years, and things are changing by the decade, and nothing has caught up with that. All across America, people think a woman’s physical is a pap smear and a mammogram, and it’s not.”

Advertisement

ABORTION RIGHTS

In recent months, many have spoken up against abortion rights, from political figures to TV personalities, including the daughter of Mike Pence, Charlotte.

According to the recent graduate of Harvard Divinity School, the younger generation should be affected by the pressing issue.

Advertisement

She claims that the unborn who didn’t get to see daylight are “marginalized members of our society” -- those whose tomorrow has been “decided” by another person.

More so, she spoke of the psychological impact abortion has, not only on the mothers but on the entire family.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Grandparents Kick Pregnant Teen Out in the Cold, Years Later They Ask For Her Help — Story of the Day

March 12, 2022

Inside Schwarzenegger & Ex-wife’s Longtime Home Where They Lived Amid His Affair With Housekeeper

May 10, 2022

Adopted Girl Is Told Mom Tried to Terminate Her Pregnancy, Mom Is Told the Baby Died

March 27, 2022

Alyssa Milano Named Her Son after Her Co-star Who She Had 'No Idea' Was Crushing on Her

April 26, 2022

Man Follows Wife Who Sneaks Out Every Night and Catches Her Visiting a Huge Mansion — Story of the Day

March 05, 2022

Marlo Thomas’ Spouse Was a Virgin before Marriage to Mom of His 5 Kids & a Lousy Lover Afterward

February 03, 2022

Woman Advised to Terminate Pregnancy 10 Times Is Happy She Refused after Seeing Her Baby

February 08, 2022

Mom Adopts a Child, Gets Called 'Selfish' and Told She's Too Old for It

May 06, 2022

Delta Burke's Husband Was Not Bothered by Her Weight Gain after Proposing to Her on Their 2nd Date

April 20, 2022

Devastated Couple Finds Out Baby Is Not Theirs, Have to Give It Away Moments after Birth

May 02, 2022

Maureen McCormick Met Her Husband of 37 Years at Church & Has Always Been an ‘Open Book’ to Him

February 23, 2022

Elderly Lunch Lady Gets Fired for Giving Free Lunch to Schoolkid Who Couldn't Pay For It

April 28, 2022

Woman Who Had Twins at 64 Has to Give Them up after Being Deemed an Unfit Mother

April 19, 2022

Dwyane Wade's Trans Daughter Knew Her Gender Identity at 3 & Revealed Her Boyfriend at 14 — Inside Zaya's Life

May 15, 2022