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Penny Marshall opens up about abortion

The A League of Their Own director recently revealed the information while promoting her new memoirs My Mother is Nuts, and now she has spoken out about falling pregnant in a TV news interview with Entertainment Tonight.

Marshall admits she was stunned when she discovered she was with child shortly after cult TV sitcom Laverne & Shirley had ended its run in the 1980s – because she didn’t have a steady boyfriend.

She says, “It was my life that I was dealing with and so I have a right to an opinion. I already had a kid. It wasn’t like it was my first kid.”

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Marshall was 19 when she had her first child, Tracy, with college sweetheart Michael Henry.

She admits she has no regrets about her decision to go through with the termination: “I didn’t wish I hadn’t (had the abortion).”

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