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‘Leftovers’ Star Amy Brenneman: Abortion is Being ‘Demonized’

The Leftovers star Amy Brenneman believes abortion is being “demonized” in the United States, despite its legality being “the law of the land.”

In an interview with the Huffington Post’s HuffPost Live, Brenneman discussed her motivation for joining a 2006 Ms. magazine petition in support of the pro-choice movement, titled “We Had Abortions.

“I just thought it was, it is, getting demonized,” Brenneman told HuffPost Live. “First of all, it’s the law of the land. Second of all, one in three women have terminated pregnancy… women know best. Women know. It’s like, I have the financial capacity, the emotional capacity…”

“When I was 21, I terminated a pregnancy and was so grateful, and it was not a bad experience, and I had a sweet boyfriend and a sweet doctor,” she added. “And I thought, ‘Oh my god, the fact that 20 years later, it would be worse?’ Going backwards is insane to me.”

Brenneman also described herself as an “enough with the guns-“type of person, and said she “liked what the Democrats had to say the other day” about guns.

“I saw something on Facebook: ‘How about every time somebody wants to buy a gun, we put them through what we are talking about putting women through with having an abortion?’ she continued. “So it’s like, ‘Are you really sure? Are you really sure? Watch the short film on what could happen if you get a gun. It’s like, come on.”

The Leftovers airs Sunday nights on HBO. Check out the rest of Brenneman’s HuffPost Live interview here.

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