WASHINGTON – Lawmakers have shed tears of frustration over the recent spate of rapes, abortions, and pregnancies as teenagers in a high court reviewing how abortions have been violated in many countries.
New Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., Testified that in 1994, she was raped in the summer after graduating from high school and found out she was nine weeks pregnant. Bush said he met a man on his way to church in Jackson, Miss., Who came to the room where he lived with friends, and invited him inside, thinking they would talk and laugh.
“But the next thing I knew, he was on top of me, messing with my clothes and not saying anything,” Bush told members of the Observation and Reform Committee. “I was frozen, and in a panic, I just lay there when his weight was pressed against me.”
“When he finished, he got up, pulled on his pants, and without a word, he left,” she said. “That’s right. I was confused, embarrassed, embarrassed. I asked myself, ‘Is this what I did?’ ”
Bush said he was shocked to learn she was pregnant and considered having an abortion after thinking about how he could care for a single child at the age of 18. When she finished doing this, she said the clinic staff spoke to her like “garbage,” telling her that she would stop at food stamps if she had a baby.
“For all black women and girls who have had abortions and will have abortions, we have nothing to be ashamed of,” Bush said. “We live in a society that has failed to rule the law with love for us, so we deserve better.”
Bush, Rep. Barbara Lee and other politicians teamed up with wife Gloria Steinem, medical judge Loretta Ross, and two Texas-based obstetrician-gynecologists, Drs. Ghazaleh Moayedi, an abortionist, and Dr Ingrid Skop, opposing them, in giving evidence. Four. Democrats have called for a response to the growing crisis over abortion rights across the country, including the Mississippi case that will be contested before the Supreme Court in December over abortion bans in many protected states, as Texas’s new law bans practices after six weeks of pregnancy.
Upon hearing this, Lee, D-Calif., Shared her story of an abortion at a backyard clinic in Mexico after finding out she was pregnant at the age of 16, while living in California. It was in the mid-1960s, years before the right to have an abortion was legalized by a ruling of Supreme Court Roe v. Wade elections in 1973. Lee eventually had two sons and now has five grandchildren, he said.
“I was one of those lucky guys,” he said. “Most of the girls and women in my generation didn’t do that. They died from unsafe abortions – in the 1960s, unsafe abortions were the leading cause of death among African women. ”
Representative Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., Said she testified that she had an abortion after she had a high-risk pregnancy with her first child. He described it as the toughest decision he had ever made in his life.
“It doesn’t matter what choices we have as human beings who carry them over our bodies,” he said.
Following their testimony, Chairwoman Mrs. Carolyn Maloney, DN.Y, Representative Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., And Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., hugged her three Democratic colleagues, while Lee cried and wiped away tears.
Ross testified that she became pregnant at the age of 14 through a relationship in 1968 and eventually had a baby.
“I had no choice but to have sex, or to have a child, and it was difficult to raise that child born and raped by a close relative. I don’t think it would be more difficult fifty-nine years later for a baby in Texas than it was for me in 1968,” she said.
Attorney Kat Cammack, R-Fla., Also shared the story of how her mother was told it would not make her or Cammack live if her mother gave birth, but decided to carry the pregnancy to the end.
“You can imagine the pain she felt when her family told her she wanted to abort her baby,” Cammack said of his mother. “But because of his strength, he chose life. He did something that many of my colleagues here would have done.”
Representative. Virginia Foxx, R-Va., Like many Republicans who avoid abortion, said to her that “it seems that the purpose of this hearing is to correct the destruction of unborn babies.”
“I feel very sorry for any woman who believes she should destroy her unborn child,” Foxx said.
Feeling angry when Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., Asked Dr. Skop if he would want his daughter to carry the fetus up to a point if she was raped.
Skop remained defensive in answering the question, and Representative Nancy Mace, RN.C., later called her colleague’s Democratic question “disgusting and disgusting.”
“I can’t even tell you the unimaginable anger and pain I have as a woman if someone wants to make it an imaginary example,” said Mace, who once raised the issue of rape at the age of 16. said China that he is opposed to abortion but supports outside of incidents of rape and incest.
At the start of the hearing, Maloney said he believes there is a “real chance” that the abortion constitution will be overturned in the coming months when the Supreme Court hears the Mississippi case bringing controversy to Roe v. Wade.
Maloney also referred to a recent abortion law in Texas that prohibits abortion after six weeks of gestation, which he called “a complete ban on abortion” because most women find themselves pregnant after that time.
Maloney urged the Senate to pass a law passed by the House last week that includes the right to abortion. The measure, however, faces a dead end in that chamber, where Democrats are likely to seek out at least ten Republicans to join them in supporting the law.