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Family Ties Mom At Chicago Pro-Choice Event

"Local bipartisan pro-choice political action committee Personal PAC hosted its 18th annual luncheon Nov. 17 at the Hilton Chicago," Windy City Times reported last week. "Events began with a VIP reception featuring speaker and out actress Meredith Baxter."

In an interview that WCT's Jerry Nunn, Baxter revealed a personal link to the cause:

"To tell the truth, I had an abortion. I didn't write about that [in her book] because it was just another sad aspect to my relationship with David [Birney]. I had to. It was actually a therapeutic abortion. It just happened to come a couple of years after Roe v. Wade was signed as a law. It was certainly legal. It had to happen and that was fine. It was a horrible time in our lives. It was two years into our marriage. I was desperately unhappy. I already had three children and thought I cannot do this again. I thought I was going to lose my mind if I had this other child. I wasn't ready for a fourth. I think it was before I did Family."


Baxter was confronted by anti-abortion activists while here. This video was uploaded to YouTube last Thursday.


See also: Family Ties' Mom Reveals She's A Lesbian


And: Baxter's Untied: A Memoir of Family, Fame and Floundering


Comments welcome.


Posted on November 28, 2011

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