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WWE Anchor Reveals She's 'A Product Of Rape' As She Shares Surprising View On Roe V Wade

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WWE Anchor Reveals She's 'A Product Of Rape' As She Shares Surprising View On Roe V Wade

Trigger warning: Contains mentions of rape

WWE anchor Kayla Braxton has said she was a 'product of rape', bravely sharing her story to speak out against the US Supreme Court's ruling to overturn Roe v Wade.

The 1973 case legalised abortion nationwide up to the point of foetal viability, which is generally accepted to be around 24 weeks into pregnancy.

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Since the reversal of the landmark decision, a number of states have already signed bills to ban termination regardless of circumstance – even if they are at risk of death or the victim of a sexual crime.

Taking to Twitter, Braxton – who has been working as a broadcaster for the pro wrestling giant since 2016 – blasted the 'ignorant and arrogant people who have chosen to remain uneducated about what this means for we women'.

In a follow-up message shared on 25 June, she wrote: "I’ll also add – I am a product of rape. My mother was raped by a stranger – to this day, neither of us have any clue who my birth dad is."

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But rather than use her experience as a way to support the abortion ban, she emphasised the importance of women's choice over their bodies.

Braxton, 31, continued: "She chose to have me – clearly – but she did so because she CHOSE to. Not because a law told her she HAD to. It should always be our choice."

Dozens of people took to the comments section to offer support, with some sharing their own similar experiences.

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"I carried my rapist's baby to term," wrote one. "I love him tremendously. That was my choice and I wouldn’t change it but it’s devastating even 19 years later. No woman should be forced to do what I did. Is pro CHOICE. Every woman should be able to choose."

Another said: "Props! So many people take the overly self-centered approach of: 'I’m pro-life because I wouldn’t exist if my mother had aborted me.'

"Another person’s right to avoid forced pregnancy trumps the need to force one’s existence against the will of another."

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People have thanked Kayla for sharing her story. Credit: Instagram/@kaylabraxtonwwe
People have thanked Kayla for sharing her story. Credit: Instagram/@kaylabraxtonwwe

"You Kayla, your mother, and countless other women everywhere, are so strong and brave and amazing," added a third. "Choice should always be yours."

If you have been affected by this article, you can find help, support and advice at The Survivors Trust.

Featured Image Credit: WWE

Topics: News, US News, WWE

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