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"I was terrified": Caitlin Stasey opens up on her pregnancy termination in an emotional post.

Australian actress Caitlin Stasey has made no secret of the fact that she is very unhappy with Donald Trump being named the President-elect.

Since the news was announced earlier this week, Stasey’s Instagram has been flooded with emotional posts calling Trump “hateful”, “stupid” and labelling those who voted for him “frightened children”.

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Now, 26-year-old Stasey has revealed one of the reasons behind her angry reaction to Trump’s potential Presidency and it has a lot to do with a woman’s right to choose.

The former Neighbours star said she relied on the services of Planned Parenthood – a non-profit organisation that offers abortion services and other sexual health care, and that is now under threat thanks to the election result – when she became pregnant at 22.

The former Neighbours actress revealed she had an abortion at age 22. Image via Instagram.

"When I was 22 I fell pregnant. I was terrified and alone in a city without my family or a partner to support me," she wrote in a post.

"Luckily I was in California (and a five minute drive from my closest PP) one of the remaining states that allows a woman to have agency over her own body. It was scary, it was sad, it was eye opening but above all it was made easy for me.

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"I didn't have to fight any biased doctors or family members, I didn't have to drive hours to then be forced to look at the beating heart of this organism growing within me. I didn't even have to wait a full day. I made my appointment, bought my medication and went home to be with a dear friend who rubbed my back and spent the night with me."

Stasey describes the day as "trying and heavy", but says she doesn't regret her decision to have an abortion.

"Becoming pregnant was a mistake but terminating it was not," she wrote.

Planned Parenthood is under threat under a Trump Presidency, with the President-elect stating during his campaign that abortion should be banned.

He even said that women who had abortions should "be punished", but later changed his viewpoint to say the doctors who perform abortions should be punished instead.

Click through to see some of Caitlin Stasey's Instagram posts.

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