During the Golden Globes, actress Michelle Williams accepted an award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie, while dedicating her acceptance speech to abortion.
Williams said that she was “grateful to have lived at a moment in our society when choice exists, because as women and as girls, things can happen to our bodies that are not our choice.”
Williams, who is pregnant again with film director fiancé Thomas Kail, encouraged viewers to vote for pro-choice candidates.
“I know my choices might look different but thank God or whomever you pray to that we live in a country founded on the principle that I am free to live by my faith and you are free to live by yours,” Williams said. “So women, 18 to 118, when it is time to vote, please do so in your own self-interest; it’s what men have been doing for years.”
Abby Johnson, a former executive at Planned Parenthood and current pro-life advocate, spoke out against Williams’s speech following the Globes, pointing out that you don’t have to have an abortion to be successful.
Michelle Williams wants you believe that you have to kill your children in order to be successful. Well, I have 8 children and have met all of my educational and career goals. To say that we must choose is an insult to the strength of women and motherhood.
— Abby Johnson (@AbbyJohnson) January 6, 2020
Lila Rose, founder of Live Action and pro-life advocate also took to Twitter, tweeting, “No trophy is worth more than a child’s life. Sacrificing our children to pursue our dreams is the total antithesis of women’s empowerment.”
She added later, “Babies do not keep us from our dreams. Babies make us better, more loving, more giving. They are the source and inspiration for our best dreams. So grateful that I’ve been privileged with the precious gift of being a mother.”
Johnson later took to Facebook to talk about William’s acceptance speech a little bit more, opening up about her past with abortion, and encouraging people to pray for William’s.
“I had traded much for something similar,” she wrote. “It wasn’t a golden statue, but a wooden plaque that I had once held so dear. An award. I had worked hard for it and, yes, I had sacrificed so much to receive it … a healthy marriage, two children who I chose to kill by abortion, the innate call to motherhood, my morality, my femininity, my faith … so much had been traded and compromised.”
Johnson, who the movie “Unplanned” is based on, left the abortion industry after she watched an abortion procedure via ultrasound one day.
“While I was able to regain some of what I traded, two things would forever be lost … my two aborted children,” Johnson wrote. “Was this plaque worth their lives? No. Of course not. But it would take some time for me to realize the error of my negotiation. You can always be redeemed, as I have been, but you can’t always be free from your consequences.”
“I pray that when she comes to grips with her consequences, if that day comes, that she falls apart right into place,” Johnson concluded in her post. “I pray that she finds God in her brokenness and that He makes her whole again.”