Visibly pregnant Michelle Williams defends the pro-choice cause at the Golden Globes

Actress says she wouldn’t have been successful without ’employing a woman’s right to choose’

By Brittany Smith 

Last week, actress Michelle Wiliams used her acceptance speech at the Golden Globes to pander to the pro-choice crowd. 

Williams won for best actress in a limited series for Fosse/Verdon

“I wouldn’t have been able to do this without employing a woman’s right to choose,” she said. “I know my choices might look different than yours. 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.”

Twitter erupted largely in support of Williams’ speech, although others like actress and pro-life advocate Ashley Bratcher disagreed. 

The Unplanned actress told the Washington Examiner that she had an unplanned pregnancy but it didn’t stop her from having a career. 

“Society makes us believe that you can’t have a baby and have a successful career or go to school,” Bratcher said. “That’s exactly what we don’t need to hear. That’s exactly the opposite of female empowerment.”

Save the Storks spokesperson Victoria Robinson agreed. 

“It’s a sad day in America when a woman can proudly, boldly and publically state that the value of a piece of steel, a statute she holds in her hand, is more significant than the life of her own unborn child,” Robinson said. 

Read more comments on Williams’ speech:

Leah Darrow, Model

Lila Rose, President of Live Action

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Abby Johnson, President of Students for Life of America & Students for Life Action

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Save the Storks partners with pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) across the United States to help women facing unplanned pregnancies. They connect them with community support so that women can raise their baby while also pursuing their education and career. Pregnancy resource centers also connect moms with organizations that will help them place their child for adoption. Read more about one mom’s adoption journey here.

Watch Michelle Williams’ full speech:


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