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Naya Rivera‚ÄĒbest known for her role as Santana on Fox's musical dramedy¬†Glee‚ÄĒis opening up.¬†The 29-year-old actress describes both her teenage struggles with anorexia and her decision to have an abortion in 2010 in her upcoming memoir,¬†Sorry Not Sorry.

Rivera discusses her book in the new issue of People, which features an excerpt from the autobiography. She explains that she terminated her pregnancy during a day off from filming Glee, shortly after breaking up with then-boyfriend actor Ryan Dorsey, in order to focus on her burgeoning career. Dorsey and Rivera have since reunited, married, and share an 11-month-old son, Josey. "I hope Josey will read [the book] one day. I hope it gives him a better perspective on the issues women face," she told People.


In a time when women's reproductive rights and access to healthcare are still under attack, a celebrity publicly shouting her abortion is a remarkably powerful act.

"It was very scary to open up about everything," Rivera said in People. "It's not something a lot of people talk about, but I think they should. I know some people might read it and say, 'What the hell?' But I hope someone out there gets something out of it."


Molly Fitzpatrick is senior editor of Fusion's Pop & Culture section. Her interests include movies about movies, TV shows about TV shows, and movies about TV shows, but not so much TV shows about movies.