Stacey Dash is one of the few actresses in Hollywood who is openly pro-life, but there was a time when she did not think that way and almost aborted her son.
Dash is best known for starring in the film “Clueless” and appearing on “CSI”, “Single Ladies” and other TV shows. She also is a Fox News contributor. In a recent interview with People Magazine, Dash revealed how her early life was full of troubles – physical abuse, drugs, suicidal thoughts and more.
“I couldn’t find happiness,” she told the magazine. “It got to a point where I didn’t even want to live anymore. The voice in my head was saying, ‘There’s nothing here for you.’”
Dash said a family acquaintance molested her for the first time when she was just 4 years old. She said she began doing cocaine when she was 16. Then, in her 20s, Dash said she suffered continuous physical abuse from a boyfriend.
Though she eventually escaped the abusive relationship, her feelings of depression and worthlessness followed her. When she became pregnant with her new boyfriend, musician Christopher Williams, Dash said she decided to have an abortion.
“When I got pregnant, I was doing a lot of drugs and I didn’t want to live. I wanted to die. I was going to have an abortion. I was crying and I said to God, ‘Please tell me what to do.’ And God told me, ‘Keep your son.’ I ripped the IV out of my arm and I said, ‘I’m keeping my son.’”
Today, Dash’s son Austin is 25. She said she is honest with her children about the mistakes in her past.
“I let them know that I survived,” Dash told People. “I’m not a victim. And there is nothing they can’t overcome.”
Dash said her new book, “There Goes My Social Life”, has more details about her early life and her journey to healing.
The African American actress has been an outspoken advocate for life in the past few years, following in the footsteps of pro-life celebrities like Patricia Heaton and Kelsey Grammer. Last October, Dash came down hard on the abortion giant Planned Parenthood for targeting black women for abortions.
“I am so sick of hearing Planned Parenthood and their abortion allies on the Left claim to be pro-women and pro-minorities. The facts just don’t back up their boasts. If you are so pro African American communities, Planned Parenthood, stop targeting black women and aborting our children,” Dash said at Patheos.com.
She wrote, “…[J]ust five years ago in an interview with The New York Times, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg shockingly stated, ‘Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.’
“Populations that we don’t want to have too many of? Are we serious here? Is this really happening? Unfortunately, it is. It’s time for us to stand up and speak truth to power. Black lives do matter. And that includes the lives of black unborn children.”