A Hollywood actress is recounting how God spoke to her as she was about to undergo an abortion and instead chose life.
In a Saturday People magazine interview, Stacey Dash, who is best known for her role in the movie Clueless, spoke about her past, noting how she was first molested when she was four years old while living in South Bronx. During her teen years she used cocaine and other drugs and was physically abused. At times she considered suicide and wound up pregnant.
“I couldn’t find happiness,” Dash said.
“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.'”
Before she became pregnant she was in an abusive relationship.
“He would punch me in my body, my legs, my chest, anything that could be covered,” Dash explained.
“But part of me felt like I deserved it because what I was coming from was no better. I didn’t have an identity. That’s why I fight for women and people in the inner cities today. I want them to know it will get better.”
She ultimately ended that relationship and started dating musician Christopher Williams and became pregnant.
“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,’" Dash told the magazine.
"And God told me, ‘Keep your son.’ I ripped the IV out of my arm and I said, ‘I’m keeping my son.’”