Heroic Congresswoman Relives Personal Trauma In Defense Of Abortion Rights

Democratic Georgia Rep. Lucy McBath gave an impassioned speech about her personal experience of the trauma of having to carry a miscarried baby for weeks before delivering the fetus. McBath told this story to defend abortion rights by saying that some states would imprison her for having failed pregnancies.

“Congresswoman Lucy McBath on Wednesday shared her own difficult experiences to point out how attacks on abortion rights by right-wing judges and legislators could impact what treatment doctors can provide to patients who, like her, endure miscarriage and stillbirth. The Georgia Democrat’s comments came during a U.S. House Judiciary Committee hearing entitled “Revoking Your Rights: The Ongoing Crisis in Abortion Care Access,” an event held as the country prepares for the Supreme Court to issue a final ruling expected to reverse Roe v. Wade. “For two weeks, I carried a lost pregnancy and the torment that comes with it,” McBath said. “I never went into labor on my own. When my doctor finally induced me, I faced the pain of labor without hope for a living child.””

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