In a recent interview, famed reality show star Sharon Osbourne opened up about her haunted past of having an abortion at age 17. She stated:
I had an abortion at 17 and it was the worst thing I ever did. It was the first time I'd had sex, and that was rotten. I'd always thought it was going to be all violins, and it was just awful.
I was two months gone when I realized. I went to my mum and she said, without pausing for breath: "You have to get rid of it."
She told me where the clinic was, then virtually pushed me off. She was so angry. She said I'd got myself in this mess, now she had to get me out.
But she didn't come. I went alone. I was terrified. It was full of other young girls, and we were all terrified and looking at each other and nobody was saying a bloody word. I howled my way through it, and it was horrible.
I would never recommend it to anyone because it comes back to haunt you. When I tried to have children, I lost three - I think it was because something had happened to my cervix during the abortion. After three miscarriages, they had to put a stitch in it.
In life, whatever it is, you pay somewhere down the line. You have to be accountable.
Sharon Osbourne is not the only celebrity to recently speak about her painful experience with abortion. Pop-singer Toni Braxton spoke out in May about how her past decision to abort her baby still impacts her to this day.