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Hilarie Burton Recalls Having an Abortion After Pregnancy Loss in Powerful Statement

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Hilarie Burton joins countless women who are sharing their abortion stories amid the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe vs. Wadewhich removed the constitutional right to abortion.

The A tree hill alum, 39, shared a photo of her daughter George, 4, playing on Instagram on Tuesday, recalling in the caption that she had an abortion after a pregnancy loss.

“This is my child. My beloved. My daughter,” wrote the actress, who also shares son Augustus, 12, with husband Jeffrey Dean Morgan. “It’s no secret that I struggled with infertility. Losing multiple pregnancies before her was traumatic. But female bodies are all different and unpredictable.”

She continued, “Having an abortion after my fetus died allowed my uterus to heal in a way that made it healthy enough to carry future pregnancies. It doesn’t matter if you use the term D&C. The official word on hospital papers is abortion. That’s what it was.

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Burton went on to say that the “painful day” would have been “worse” if the abortions were illegal “and law enforcement inspected my body to make sure I hadn’t caused my own miscarriage. Because that’s what’s coming.”

“[Roe] V Wade protected my rights as a woman to miscarry without examination,” Burton said, adding that she received messages from her followers who also suffered pregnancy losses.

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“Think about every loss and then compound it knowing the Supreme Court just said states can consider you a murder suspect in this situation. Your miscarriage will make you a murder suspect. I can’t say it clearly enough or shout it loud enough”, the theater queens podcast host wrote.

Burton added, “I only have my daughter because of my abortion.”

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Ending with a pointed message, Burton wrote: “So f— you go to the Supreme Court a lot. And f— you ignorant right-wing extremists who want my daughter to have less rights than what I’m with born. #we won’t go back”

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In a 6-3 vote on Friday, the Supreme Court overturned the 1973 ruling Roe vs. Wade. The ruling lets individual states choose whether or not to allow abortions and will likely lead to outright bans on the procedure in nearly half the country.

“We believe that Roe and Casey should be quashed,” Judge Samuel Alito wrote in the majority opinion, reversing nearly 50 years of precedent. “The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision.”

“It is time to respect the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected officials,” Alito wrote. The 78-page opinion was supported by Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett, three of whom were appointed by former President Donald Trump.