Jenny Mollen has revealed that she suffered a miscarriage during the coronavirus pandemic.
The 43-year-old actress and her American Pie Star husband Jason Biggs, 44, were secretly expecting a baby but tragically lost their unborn child.
Jenny revealed she required dilation and curettage (D&C) – a procedure to remove tissue from inside the uterus – and abortion treatment, which is now illegal in certain states.
In an Instagram post on Thursday, Jenny shared pictures of her pregnancy and revealed it had been her inspired to speak out after Chrissy Teigen recently revealed she lost baby son Jack to a life-saving abortion in September 2020.
Tragic: Jenny Mollen, wife of Jason Biggs, reveals she suffered a miscarriage and required abortion treatment during the pandemic when she married Roe v. Wade pronounces (pictured 2019).
Jenny wrote on Instagram: “When @chrissyteigen wrote about miscarriage and abortion treatment, I had to stop and think.
“Jason and I experienced two miscarriages in the course of our relationship. The first was at the beginning of our relationship and the second during the pandemic.
“Both times I needed a DC [dilation and curettage] and received abortion treatment and both times I was so thankful to live in a country where that was possible.
“I didn’t want that to happen. But thank God I was in such competent hands at the time.
“I stand by w @chrissyteigen and all the other brave women who are helping to raise awareness of this critical issue. (sic)’
Candid: In an Instagram post on Thursday, Jenny shared pictures of her pregnancy and revealed she had been inspired to speak out after Chrissy Teigen revealed she had an abortion
From the heart: Jenny shared pictures of herself in hospital as she passionately urged women not to remain silent in the discussion about abortion rights
Procedure: Jenny revealed that she required dilation and curettage (D&C) — a procedure to remove tissue from the uterus — and abortion treatment, which is now illegal in certain states
Amateur night star Jenny also thanked fellow actress Busy Philipps for “raising” her to speak out about abortion rights in the US.
She added: “Thanks also to @busyphilipps for always enlightening me on why we can’t be silent. Abortion rights affect us all.
“It’s important to understand that when we say abortions are medical procedures that save lives and are essential to life – that’s part of what we’re talking about.
“Women in the states with these extreme abortion bans are UNABLE to get this care and are often forced to travel to other states for hours in pain and grief. It’s ruthless that politicians, who don’t understand how our bodies work, legislate to control them (sic)’
Her comments come after the US Supreme Court Roe v. Wade, who previously protected women’s abortion rights, had been repealed in June this year.
In January 2019, Jenny opened up about her first miscarriage, which occurred after she dated her now-husband Jason for eight months when she unexpectedly became pregnant.
While she understands how upsetting it could be in other circumstances, Jenny – who now has sons Sid, eight, and Lazlo, four, with her spouse – felt her miscarriage gave her a “chance to breathe”.
She said: “I ended up miscarrying but it was kind of this weird thing that I wasn’t sad about. I mean, you can’t be… that’s the thing: I understand women who’ve tried forever, who want to have a baby, and then they’re sad because they miscarry.
“But since I’ve never had a child and I’m 27, 28 years old, a miscarriage can also be like a mitzvah. I thought, ‘Oh my god.’ It gave me a chance to breathe.’
Jenny said: “I stand by w @chrissyteigen and all the other brave women who are helping to raise awareness of this critical issue. (sic)’ (Chrissy pictured in September)
Earlier this month, Chrissy Teigen announced that her late son Jack’s death was the result of a life-saving abortion, not a miscarriage as she originally said.
John Legend’s wife, 36, explained that she made the “difficult decision” to terminate the pregnancy at 20 weeks after coming to terms with the fact that she and Jack were likely to survive.
The couple had previously said that Jack died as a result of a partial placental abruption, in which the placenta detaches from the uterus, depriving the baby of oxygen and causing severe bleeding in the mother.
Chrissy is currently pregnant with her and John’s fourth child. They share daughter Luna Simone, six, and son Miles Theodore, four.
She spoke candidly about coming to terms with her 2020 abortion while performing at Propper Daley’s “A Day of Unreasonable Conversation” summit in Beverly Hills.
Sweet: Amateur Night star Jenny also thanked fellow actress Busy Philipps for ‘raising’ her to speak out about abortion rights in the US (pictured in September)
“Two years ago, while pregnant with Jack, John and my third child, I had to make many difficult and heartbreaking decisions,” the star began.
“About halfway through it became clear he wasn’t going to survive, and neither would I without medical intervention.”
Although she had long viewed Jack’s death as a miscarriage, Chrissy said it was her husband John who helped her realize that she was, in fact, having an abortion.
The revelation came amid the Supreme Court’s shocking decision to overthrow Roe V. Wade, which protected abortion rights, last June.
Chrissy admitted it was a “shock” for her.
“I fell silent and felt weird that I didn’t get it that way. I told the world we miscarried, the world agreed we miscarried, all the headlines said it was a miscarriage.
“And I was really frustrated that I hadn’t said what it was and I felt silly that it had taken me over a year to really understand that we had an abortion,” she admitted.
Heartbreaking: Earlier this month, Chrissy revealed the death of her late son Jack was the result of a life-saving abortion, not a miscarriage as she originally said
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