Cheryl Burke Shares Abortion Story After Roe v. wade

‘Dancing with the Stars’ pro Cheryl Burke has opened up on social media about her abortion when she was 18.

In a candid TikTok video shared on Friday, June 24, Burke spoke on camera for over three minutes about his experience after the Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade earlier today. The dancer said it was difficult for her to talk about her story, but she still felt compelled to share her story.

“It weighs heavily on my heart because I had an abortion when I was 18 and without places like Planned Parenthood I would be a mother,” she said. “And I wouldn’t have been a great mother and I certainly wouldn’t be sitting here with you today.

Burke, 38, continued his video by adding, “You are taking away our women’s rights, our bodies, our freedom. Our bodies have nothing to do with anyone else, do they?

“It’s a decision we have to make,” she continued. “I had an abortion when I was going through a really huge transition in my life. I was practicing safer sex. I was using protection and taking birth control and s——— happened. I was two weeks pregnant when I had an abortion and I remember arriving at Planned Parenthood with picketers holding anti-abortion signs and that alone was traumatic On top of all that the whole process is traumatic, and the fact that now you’re making it illegal for us women to make this decision about our own bodies is absolutely insane.

Burke said the decision to have an abortion was “nobody’s business” and that she remains happy with her decision and has “no regrets.”

“There’s no shame behind it,” she explained. “I just chose to share it now, but that doesn’t mean I lived with shame. I think I made the right decision. I wouldn’t be sitting here, I wouldn’t be passionately doing what I love to do. there was no right to have an abortion and it has nothing to do with anyone else.

She urged people to think about the potential consequences of the restrictions and highlighted her disappointment with the decision, calling it a “personal attack”.

“I feel sorry for all the women who are currently pregnant or who may be victims of rape or abuse and who are now pregnant,” she said. “This is horrible news for you and for anyone who has to deal with this in the future. This is absolutely absurd and I support people who also agree with me and believe that we must continue to fight We must not stop fighting for our rights as women.

Nearly two months after the release of a leaked draft opinion that would vote to strike down abortion rights, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, which effectively overruled Roe v. Wade, a landmark case that granted a constitutional right to legal abortion access in the country.

With this ruling, abortion will be banned and restricted in at least 22 states and territories while only 16 states and Washington DC have laws that will continue to protect the right to abortion.

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