Rita Moreno recalled the moment Marlon Brando asked her to have an abortion while she was pregnant while the two were dating.

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90 years old West story the actor had a tumultuous eight-year relationship with the deceased Godfather actors after meeting in 1954 on the set of the biopic about Napoleon Desiree.

Say in Diversity on Friday (June 24) – shortly after the US Supreme Court overturned the 1973 landmark Roe v Wade decision – Moreno has revealed the details of her failed abortion.

“Marlon found a doctor through some friends,” she said.

“He’s a real doctor – Marlon pays him $500 – as opposed to something down a back alley.”

After the procedure, Moreno remembered bleeding. Apparently, the doctor didn’t perform a complete abortion. “Marlon took me to the hospital. I had what they told me was a “disturbed pregnancy,” she explained.

“The doctor really didn’t do anything, except make me bleed. In other words, he did the wrong thing. I didn’t know at the time, but I could have died. It’s a mess. What a scary mess.”

Rita Moreno at the Oscars

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The actor first revealed her abortion in the book in 2011 Rita Moreno: A Memoir and again in her 2021 documentary Rita Moreno: Just a girl who decided to go for it.

“I can see that happening right now and go back to the back alleys,” Moreno said.

“I am really worried, scared and appalled that this is happening. I can’t believe some of them are telling us what to do with our bodies.”

“I’m not shocked because I see it coming but I’m stunned,” she added of the Supreme Court ruling. “We are noisy will have to be busy. There are many of us. I was thinking what are we going to do about this? If anything, this has reactivated us. “

Moreno’s voice joins many other actors, authors, singers, politicians and celebrities who have expressed grief over the Court’s decision to end the constitutional right to abortion.


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