Lauren Conrad is getting personal.
In the days following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, The Hills alum decided to share her "own experience with lifesaving reproductive care."
"The last few days have been hard," Lauren wrote in a message shared to her Instagram Story June 28. "I've been searching for the right words and reposting someone else's didn't feel quit right. Six years ago, while trying to start our family, I had an ectopic pregnancy."
The same can't be said for everyone, though. "Yesterday I read about a woman with this same condition having her ectopic pregnancy rupture—and facing death—while waiting for treatment because her doctor was on the phone with his lawyer out of fear of losing his medical license," the 36-year-old wrote. "This is heart breaking."
(According to the Mayo Clinic, in a ectopic pregnancy, the fertilized egg cannot survive and may be life-threatening to the mom if not treated.)
"Many women in my life have had their own experience with abortion," Lauren wrote. "I am so grateful that in each case they were able to safely receive the healthcare they needed and were free to make their own decisions."
While Lauren admitted that talking about abortion can be "hard, scary, sad and confusing and it divides us," she believes it's important to keep these types of conversations going "in a respectful way, especially when we disagree."
She added, "I hope someday we will be in a place where every woman has access to the healthcare she needs and the freedom to decide what happens in her own body."