Pregnant Michelle Williams causes Golden Globes stir with abortion speech

Michelle Williams definitely made an impact at this year's Golden Globes ceremony.

The Greatest Showman actress, who is currently pregnant, spoke about abortion as she collected the Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television award for her role in Fosse/Verdon.

US star Michelle, 39, said she's tried to live a life "carved out by my own hand".

She told the audience: "'I've tried my very best to live a life of my own making and not just a series of events that happened to me, but one that I can stand back and look at and recognise my handwriting all over.

"Sometimes, messy and scrawling, sometimes careful and precise. But one that I had carved with my own hand, and I wouldn't have been able to do this without employing a woman's right to choose."

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The star, who is married to American songwriter Phil Elverum, continued: "To choose when to have my children and with whom, when I felt supported and able to balance our lives, knowing, as all mothers know, the scales must and will tip towards our children.

"Now, 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."

The impassioned speech had Michelle's best friend, fellow US actress, Busy Philipps in tears.

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Many other praised the star online, with Reese Witherspoon writing on Twitter: What a speech by Michelle Williams! Thank you for being a champion of women, you are an inspiration."

Another social media user added: "Michelle Williams beautifully articulated abortion rights without shame or apology and called out the bulls**t double standard that women shouldn't centre women at the ballot box. Good on her. More of that."

A third chimed in: "Wow Michelle Williams, visibly pregnant, delivers a powerful acceptance speech about abortion rights and how her choice allowed her to have the career she has. Brave."

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However, some were annoyed with the speech, with one Twitter user writing: "Michelle Williams got up on stage while pregnant and bragged about killing her child, then the audience full of rich, drug addled narcissists applauded while crying tears of joy. Hollywood is a cesspool. Gervais was way understating the case."

Another added: "So during her Golden Globes acceptance speech, actress Michelle Williams just admitted she once murdered her own baby and is proud."

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