Sherri Shepherd says she’s had more abortions than she can count

Sherri Shepherd, one of the hosts of The View, has gotten into trouble a few times for the things that have slipped out of her mouth. Like the time she said that “nothing predates Jesus.” Which makes you wonder what she thinks is going on in the Old Testament… otherwise known as the first half of the Bible. Jesus on a dinosaur? Who knows. In this month’s issue of Precious Times, Shepherd talks about her life when she was a Jehovah’s witness (she’s since converted to Christianity), and says that she’s had more abortions than she’d like to count.

In the new issue of black Christian women’s magazine Precious Times, The View’s Sherri Shepherd reveals that her life was once so rough she didn’t care if she died.

“My sister was heavy into drugs, and we would have to go and get her from crack houses,” Shepherd, 41, says.

At the time, the stand-up comic — then a Jehovah’s Witness – was “in a very physically abusive relationship,” she said. “I was sleeping with a lot of guys and had more abortions than I would like to count.”

She said her self-esteem became so low, “I felt if someone killed me, it wouldn’t even make a difference.”

[From Us Magazine]

That’s really heartbreaking to hear, although also inspirational in a way. Coming from a place where you wish you were dead to being a co-host on a national morning show is quite the journey. However Shepherd has said some pretty unenlightened things here and there, and has brought her religion into play more than I personally care for.

Still, Shepherd admitted it is tough talking religion on the popular ABC chat-fest. (She received criticism after she once remarked that ancient Greeks persecuted Christians, even though Christ hadn’t been born yet.)

“Oh, sometimes I say, ‘Lord, Juanita Bynum or Joyce Meyer would be so good at this table. They could lay hands on Barbara Walters and get her saved,’” she said.

“I ask the Lord, ‘Why am I here?’” Shepherd added. “I have to trust God when He says, ‘Because I said so.’”

[From Us Magazine]

Juanita Bynum is a Pentecostal televangelist and Joyce Meyer is a Charismatic Christian author and speaker. I guess it’s better for her career that Shepherd wants one of them to save Barbara Walters instead of trying to do it herself. Though I’m not sure it’s ever a good idea to imply that your boss needs saving.

Here’s Sherri Shepherd at the Chippendales Show in Las Vegas on June 23, 2008. Images thanks to PR Photos.

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  1. Kaiser says:

    Yikes. I’m totally pro-choice and pro-reproductive rights, but I’d like to sit Sherri down and yell “YOU ARE NOT HELPING!!!”

    Damn. Fox News is going to throw a parade over this.

  2. daisyfly says:

    She, Brooke Hogan, and Khloe “Chyna Doll’s long lost twin” Kardashian all hail from the same womb of stupidity.

  3. Hanna says:

    What a vile, horrible woman. More abortions than she can count?

    WHY, pray tell, couldn’t she have just not gotten pregnant? Like, condom use, perhaps, or by not sleeping with every man she saw? Stupid whore. Shame on her.

  4. neelyo says:

    Well considering she most likely can’t count above three, it’s not as bad as it sounds.

  5. princess says:

    Does it not seem just a little bizarre that this woman is running around telling people they should be “saved”
    but running around doing promo shots with a couple of male strippers??
    Or is she promoting ‘Chippendales for Jesus’?

  6. geronimo says:

    “Coming from a place where you wish you were dead to being a co-host on a national morning show ….”

    Now it’s just those that have to listen to her who wish they were dead. Can’t get excited over dumb, regardless of how well (in relative terms) its done for itself.

  7. Spoonman55 says:

    About time one of these View hosts own up to something. I bet you miss perfect in her own eyes, E Hasselback, has had a few as well???

    Wow-a breath of honesty from the woman bashing men show of the century!

    Thanks for setting the record straight and most likely beginning your departure from your View hosting job

  8. Kaiser says:

    Cocks for Christ, Princess?

  9. oxa says:

    Once is enough, if you repeatedly get knocked up and abort then you have a problem with stupidity.
    We know how pregnancy occurs and have many options to prevent it. She like many others using abortion as birth control are just plain stupid.
    If you can get pregnant, you can also catch a life threatening disease.
    To publish this it does not help young people, they look up to idiots on tv and think it must be ok as they still made it.

  10. jinx says:

    “I can have countless abortions, but you… no”. If she’s what a Christian is, then there is no God.

  11. Samantha says:

    The only thing that needs saving is that dress – It looks like it could give way any moment!

  12. ri23 says:

    @neelyo: LMAO! It’s funny because it’s true.

    Celebutards should stop sharing so much and try being a little mysterious. It’s much more interesting.

  13. Syko says:

    Pro-choice although I am, I can’t see that having “many” abortions is something to brag about. Has this woman never heard of birth control?

    Not the brightest bulb on the marquee, is she?

  14. vdantev says:

    Yeah, that’s something every well-rounded fulfilled woman with depth and character wants to brag about.

    NOT.

  15. Jann says:

    Her mother must be so proud

  16. daisy424 says:

    She’s a racist.

  17. Larissa says:

    it´s just terrible! I lived in The Netherlands for quite a while (and love it there), tho abortion is completely legal there (and ppl do it as much as regular visits to the dentist, or even more…which really upsets me). I had this 19 girl y/o once bragging about the abortion she had and how difficult it was to make that decision, and then just 1 day after she was asking when she could have sex again, to me thats just sooo wrong! On the other hand, I wonder what kind of mother a person like that would make?

  18. Lauri says:

    What a horrible, evil woman. My idea of pro-choice is having the choice to either keep the baby or give it up for adoption. Killing the baby should not be an option. An even better pro-choice option would be to choose to not have sex, or at least to not have unprotected sex.

    A woman who kills her own baby scares me. A woman who kills more than she can count is terrifying. Who knows what else she is capable of? Very frightening.

  19. CDP says:

    Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t have abortions or sleep around with a lot of guys. I dont think she truly was a Jehovah’s Witness.

  20. rose says:

    So what?She does not sound like she is proud of the fact and said herself that she had low self esteem and it seem that she had some serious personal issues.
    Anyway, so what? It is HER BODY and HER CHOICE and I cannot see where HER DECISIONS have ANY affect on the life of anyone else other than herself.

  21. CelebitchyFAN says:

    I’m not a big fan of her or her saying that she’s had more abortions than she can count, however, I think you have all missed the point of her statement. She’s not saying that it is okay to have random sex and then go get an abortion. She’s saying that she was in such a bad place in her life at the time that she didn’t care. When your life is that bad you don’t care, about anything. It’s because of her Christian ways that she has since changed. You should all be applauding her for coming out of what was obviously a very low point in her life and turned to something more wholesome than having a penis stuck in her.

  22. Syko says:

    Penises are not wholesome? I had no idea.

    One thing confuses me – I thought Jehovah’s Witnesses WERE Christians?

  23. Blackalicious says:

    She has bulging, unsettling eyes, belches out misinformation and non sequitors and well, thankfully has ________ # of kids she does NOT have running around on this planet today.

    The View is a circle jerk of bitter, catty middle aged women who interrupt each other. They forget it’s a talk show not a think tank or all important summit: this show makes me tense up and start yelling at the tv. So no thank you, Sir.

  24. Simon Scowl says:

    Never let it be said that Sherri Shepherd didn’t do something good for the planet.

  25. Ron says:

    Damn you Celebitchy! Now I need to go shower! EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

  26. Jann says:

    Isn’t Jehovah another name for Jesus?

  27. J9 says:

    I think it is sad that the producers of the View would book a person of such abysmally low mental caliber on a daytime program that caters to women. If she is representative of the american woman, then what are they trying to tell us? The powers that be should just let her go. It’s obvious she is a certifiable idiot and proves it again and again with her ridiculous statements. She is not qualified for a gig on a talk show where you are expected to speak with some level of intelligence.

  28. ri23 says:

    @Simon Scowl: You’re awesome. :-) She’s 41 years old — is that too late for her mother to terminate?

  29. Ponytail says:

    “More abortions than I would like to count” does not equal “More abortions than I could count”. Celebitchy, you have twisted the words to fit your headline and made what was a tragic statement into a nasty story.
    And how many abortions is that ? For me, personally, two would be more abortions than I’d like to count, for the reason mentioned above – the first one could be a mistake, but if I didn’t learn from it, a second one would be ‘more than I would…’

  30. Jaundice Machine says:

    I don’t think it’s contradictory to be a Christian and Pro-choice. Jesus was an enlightened teacher who preached about love, kindness, and respect for your fellow man (even women! How radical!). I doubt he’d want a child to be brought into a world where it couldn’t be properly loved or cared for, and I think he is compassionate enough to understand the long-term psychological trauma that comes with giving the baby up for adoption.

    That being said, I agree with CelebitchyFA. Her statement is likely a hyperbole used to illustrate how dark and dire her life was. Perhaps she didn’t care enough about her self to use protection with strangers – a very self destructive habit akin to using hard drugs or self-mutilation. It’s stupid – and one ought to know better, but when one so deeply depressed self-preservation isn’t high on the list of priorities. Thank god she didn’t complete a pregnancy while in that state, or else her depression would likely be exacerbated and her problems wouldn’t be just HER problems anymore. Someone that deeply depressed is too selfish to raise a child.

    Viva la Vulva!

  31. Scott F. says:

    Believe it or not, I’m reasonably pro-choice, but I gotta disagree with your assessment of Christ Jaundice.

    He was compassionate, and I believe that compassion would extend naturally to that unborn child. I obviously can’t speak for him, but I believe he would have asked them to go to term and put it up for adoption. Newborns rarely have any trouble getting adopted, as they’re the most ‘desirable’ to potential parents. As far as the ‘trauma’ of giving up a child to adoption… well whoopdy shit. You, as an adult capable of making your own choices, need to accept the consequences of your actions more than an unborn child who’s only crime is existing.

    I don’t think abortion and Christianity can’t coexist, but that’s mainly because I’m Catholic and I believe Christ will forgive you for anything if you truly repent – even abortion. But to say he would have ‘supported’ it… I just can’t see that.

  32. ri23 says:

    People, please, don’t start pro/anti abortion argument. It will just be nimrods trying to convince other people they’re wrong no matter which side they take. How about everyone deals with their own opinions and their own abortions and doesn’t stick their noses in other people’s abortions…you know what I mean.

  33. I agree with Jaundice Machine.

  34. daisyfly says:

    I am a staunch Pro-Choice advocate, and feel that for MOST women choosing it, abortion is the responsible choice. When a woman resorts to using it as a method of birth control, it’s gone beyond being responsible, and being negligent, much like ANY medication/medical procedure. With all of the information available to adult women, regardless of religion, to not know HOW to prevent a pregnancy…over and over again…that just reeks of stupidity. Of course, I have to take into consideration just who is the topic of conversation here.

    Jehovah is the name of God, so JWs consider themselves the witnesses of God, and follow a more literal interpretation of the bible. There is nothing IN the bible that condemns abortion, or mentions it period, and the only mention as to the loss of a pregnancy simply implies that a fine should be paid by whomever it was that caused it. Take note that in the bible, if you killed someone’s cow, you had to pay them back with a cow. Also, Hebrew/Jewish tradition doesn’t believe a child to be fully born until it takes its first breath.

    The only religious book in the Judeo/Christian faiths that mention abortion is in the Didachae, a book used in the RC faith.

  35. Dingles says:

    As long as she is not using her new-found religious stance to deprive women of the right she (more than once, apparently) took advantage of, more power to her.

  36. Sue says:

    Pro-choice…..obviously.But more than twice is plain stupid-I assume they gave you birth control/condoms…I’m not gonna say hiv/aids again……

  37. paris herpes says:

    She always makes up stuff about Jesus, awesome!

  38. paris herpes says:

    I’m pro-choice, too…but what she said sounds sort of irresponsible.

  39. Jaundice Machine says:

    That’s okay, Scott F. We’ll agree to disagree. :)

    Viva la Vulva!

  40. I choose me says:

    The woman comes across as dumber than a box of rocks but in her defense – her actual statement was “more abortions than I’d ‘like’ to count.” The operative word here is like and indicates that she is not at all proud of that fact. And its great that she’s come along way and all and found Jesus but since when do Chippendale and Christ go together?

  41. I choose me says:

    I see CelebitchtyFA and Jaundice Machine, got the distinction as well.

  42. Marie says:

    She didn’t say she has had more abortions than she can count like she was bragging or something. The quote says she’s had more than she’d like to count. There’s a big difference in the wording. One could be more than she’d like to count. I love the way that everyone automatically is assuming the worst here.

  43. snappyfish says:

    Barbra Walters is jewish. I have never heard of a christian trying to ‘save’ a jew.

  44. Karen says:

    o.k. I actually think she did a brave thing in sharing that and in a way made a better choice than having many children that she cannot raise to men who did not choose to become fathers.

    Yes, she should have opted to using birth control, but once she discovered she was pregnant, her choice was right.

  45. Cletus says:

    You’ve never heard of a Christian tryin to save a Jew? Really? Where do you live, I’d like to move there. Because where I live in the Bible Belt, I swear us Jews have bounties on us. The street preachers get extra points if they bring one of us in, I think. There’s even “Jews for Jesus”, which is pretty much an oxymoron. They’ll never take me- bagels and schmear taste better then grits. (Though I do enjoy cheese grits if there’s enough pepper and cheese in them.) Just saying.

  46. lucky says:

    My first thought was if you got pregnant sooo many times in the past how come you had to take fertility treatments to have your son!!
    Bottom-line Abortion is not birth control!! She has showed her ignorance one to many times. I bet she will be crying about it today on the view. Keep your mouth shut if you don’t want to be judged on your stupid comments.

  47. bde says:

    For once I am speechless-well- speechless and horrified. I really don’t like anyone on that show- I have no idea why I watch- sort of like a trainwreck- i guess. Anyone else want to bet Bill and Barbara are burning up the airwaves negotiating her exit date?

  48. countrybabe says:

    I not surprised that most on this site think abortion is not a bad thing. Lauri if that’s the way you feel about it you should investigate further. Pro Choice does not mena choice to give the baby up for adoption. It means abortion. Prolife means give the baby up.
    That picture was taken in 2008, somehow I don’t think she is a christian.

  49. BxGirl is now Jersey girl says:

    OK. We all know that abortions should not be used as birth control however people/women have them.

    Sherri admitted to something that tons of thousands of women do everyday. From teenagers to middle age to white to black to the educated and non educated woman are using abortion services as needed. Sherri admitted to something 95% of woomen that have this done would not publicly admit!

    Now was she smart about admitting this is something we could discuss because on certain levels she can be judge as everyone seem to be doing or she can be used as an example and spokesperson to help other young/old women that are in her predictment.

  50. Autumn says:

    Well since all of you know better or have a better view on her life than she does about what was right or wrong for her. I wonder which of you live in the glass house that never gets stones thrown at it. We all make decisions in our lives that one or the other may agree or disagree with, but who has the right to judge. From my knowledge none of us. We are mere dust and not one breathing can save another ones soul. We should spend more time trying to uplift the lowly with love and compassion and try to educate them on the narrow path outlined by Jehovah God by means of the teaching of his son Jesus Christ the only one worthy of a ransome for our sins.

  51. MImommy says:

    … I’m confused… where did this article state or imply that she was currently pro-choice or was endorsing freedom of “choice” via that statement? To me, it would appear that, if anything, she expresses REMORSE for her decisions to abort her children. Which, by the way, describes MOST women who have had an abortion, no matter how many pro-choice organizations claim otherwise. And (Jersey Girl) just because something is common, does not make it right or okay. There are places on earth that female genital mutilation is common. Does that make it okay? How about child prostitution, rape, cannibalism?? Just how common does something have to be before it becomes “okay”? The same goes with legality. Just because something is lawful, does not make it right. Lest we forget, once slavery was legal, too. Like abortion, its reasons were practical, financial, and societal. And like abortion, the victims did not have a say because, as with abortion, they were considered less than human, with “experts” testifying to their “inferiority.” And like abortion, it was WRONG.

    However, people make mistakes, so those who have been name-calling should remember that she is talking about a period of her life that is PAST, and that she apparently looks back on with regret. Thank God we all have the privilege of second chances. (Even if we are not the brightest bulb in the marquee, lol…)

  52. Rachel says:

    For all of you that are “choosing” to be mean and hateful, and not to mention extremely judgmental. I wish you grace. To be able to say such hateful things about someone; clearly you have not self discerned and should really look at the condition of your own heart. Do you feel validated now. The posture of your heart of which allows you to be so judgmental places you in a very vulnerable position of being just as miserable and unhappy as she was at one time. You should focus more on encouraging others and not putting them down. I mean really what exists inside you that makes you want to hurt someone so? Before you react you should take sometime to genuinely reflect upon this. I hope that you are able to grasps God’s grace when you realize that we are all sinners, and move forward with thanksgiving.

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  54. Tito says:

    So does anybody know exactly how many gifts from God she killed?