Cheryl Burke shares that she had an abortion at 18


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Cheryl BurkeShe opened up about her experience with abortion.

On June 24, Dancing With the Stars pro shared she had previously sought an abortion at the age of 18, saying in a Three-minute Instagram videoShe was “saddened”The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision to reverse Roe v. Wade has established an individual’s constitutional rights to end a pregnancy.

“If it wasn’t for places like Planned Parenthood, I would be a mother⁠—and I wouldn’t have been a great mother,”She began. “I got an abortion while I was going through a really huge transition in my life.”

Burke went on to explain that she was practicing safe sex by using birth control at the time, but “s–t happens.” 

“I was two weeks pregnant when I got an abortion,”She recalled the experience. “I remember rolling up to Planned Parenthood with picketers holding anti-abortion signs and that alone was traumatic. And on top of it all, the whole process is traumatic.”

Argumenting that it is “nobody’s business”Burke said Burke would make the final decision in this matter. “I’m happy that I made that decision. There is no shame behind it.”

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