The only time Abbie attempted to tell Matt was through a “whisper,” but was left fuming when producers tried to catch it on camera.
"I whispered it to him and his producer didn't hear me and said, 'Abbie, you are going to have to say it out loud.' And then I turned around, looked dead in the camera and said, 'I had a f**king abortion last year.'"
The 24-year-old reportedly begged Channel 10 producers to remove the moment in editing.
Instead, Abbie opted to take control of the narrative and share her story in the podcast in an attempt to remove the stigma surrounding terminations.
“In the house, I told the girls about my abortion... because I didn't want other women to feel ashamed about having abortions and I feel like it was used against me,” she said.
“A lot of women have abortions and, whether or not you know they have abortions, it's OK. I just don't want people to be shamed for that or feel internal shame.
“Maybe someone who's kind of in the public eye saying they've had an abortion and that it's OK will help them [women who've had abortions].”
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