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

Hilarie Burton is joining countless women who are sharing their abortion stories amid the Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. 

which eliminated the constitutional right to an abortion.

The One 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," the actress, who also shares son Augustus, 12, with husband Jeffrey Dean Morgan, wrote.

 "It is no secret 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 for 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 the hospital paperwork is abortion. That's what it was."

Burton went on to say the "painful day" would have been "worse" if abortions were illegal "

law enforcement inspected my body to make sure I hadn't caused my own miscarriage. Cause that's what's coming."