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Cheryl Burke had an abortion at 18


Cheryl Burke had an abortion at the age of 18.

The 38-year-old dancer took to Instagram upon hearing the news that the landmark Roe Wade ruling had been overturned and admitted that she was “saddened” by the decision to remove the constitutional right to abortion.

Speaking in the video, she said: “This is really hard for me to talk about. I am saddened by the news this morning and it weighs heavy in my heart because I had an abortion when I was 18 years old. If it wasn’t for places like Planned Parenthood, I would be a mother — and I wouldn’t have been a great mother and I definitely wouldn’t be sitting here today. I got an abortion while I was going through a really huge transition in my life.”

The ‘Dancing with the Stars’ pro – who was previously married to ‘Boy Meets World’ actor Matthew Lawrence from 2019 until 2022 – added that while the whole process was “traumatic”, she is still “happy” about her decision and has no regrets.

She added: “I was two weeks pregnant when I got an abortion. I remember rolling up to Planned Parenthood with picketers holding anti-abortion signs and that alone was traumatic. But on top of it all, the whole process is traumatic. … I’m happy that I made that decision. I have no regrets. There is no shame behind it.

“I think I made the right decision [because] I wouldn’t be sitting here [and] I wouldn’t be passionately doing what I love to do if it wasn’t for the right to have an abortion, and this has nothing to do with anybody else.”

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