Jennifer Lawrence Speaks On Almost Having An Abortion and Life As A Mother

Jennifer Lawrence is a proud mom to a baby boy!

In the October issue of Vogue, the new mom, 32, reveals the sex of her little one, whom she gave birth to in February.

Jennifer Lawrence Speaks On Almost Having An Abortion and Life As A Mother

“It’s so scary to talk about motherhood. Only because it’s so different for everybody. If I say ‘It was amazing from the start,’ some people will think, ‘It wasn’t amazing for me at first,’ and feel bad,” she told the magazine.

“Fortunately I have so many girlfriends who were honest. Who were like, ‘It’s scary. You might not connect right away. You might not fall in love right away,'” she continued.

“So I felt so prepared to be forgiving,” she said.

Lawrence also recalled, “I remember walking with one of my best friends at, like, nine months, and being like, ‘Everyone keeps saying that I will love my baby more than my cat. But that’s not true. Maybe I’ll love him as much as my cat?’ “

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However, the event ended up being a catalyst for the actress. As she explained, “My heart has stretched to a capacity that I didn’t know about. I include my husband in that” — and it gave her a newfound appreciation for the babies among us.

“The morning after I gave birth, I felt like my whole life had started over,” she said. “Like, ‘Now is day one of my life.’ I just stared. I was just so in love. I also fell in love with all babies everywhere. Newborns are just so amazing. They’re these pink, swollen, fragile little survivors. Now I love all babies. Now I hear a baby crying in a restaurant and I’m like, ‘Awwww, preciousssss.’ “

The actress also looked back on just how thankful she was for a smooth pregnancy, all amid a new, post-Roe v. Wade-overturned world.

“I remember a million times thinking about it while I was pregnant,” Lawrence said. “Thinking about the things that were happening to my body. And I had a great pregnancy. I had a very fortunate pregnancy. But every single second of my life was different. And it would occur to me sometimes: What if I was forced to do this?”

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The actress said she “one hundred percent intended to get an abortion” at the time but suffered a miscarriage. She also revealed that she had a second miscarriage while filming Don’t Look Up.

Lawrence, who is now a new mom, said the overturning of Roe has “deeply enraged” her as she thinks of all of the people — especially young ones — whose options are now limited.

“I remember a million times thinking about it while I was pregnant. Thinking about the things that were happening to my body. And I had a great pregnancy. I had a very fortunate pregnancy,” she told the outlet. “But every single second of my life was different. And it would occur to me sometimes: What if I was forced to do this?”

“It’s too personal to a female’s existence to watch white men debate over uteruses when they from the bottom of their hearts can’t find a clitoris,” she added.

Lawrence shares her son with husband Cooke Maroney, whom she wed in October 2019.

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