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'I'm saying 'no,' but it was too late': Democratic Rep. Cori Bush claims abortion providers performed procedure, ignoring her objections
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'I'm saying 'no,' but it was too late': Democratic Rep. Cori Bush claims abortion providers performed procedure, ignoring her objections

Democratic Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri, an outspoken pro-choice advocate, has disclosed that she had second thoughts before getting an abortion after getting pregnant at the age of 19 years old, but that when she expressed her desire not to move forward with the procedure, she was ignored and the abortion was performed anyway.

Bush, the author of the recently released book "The Forerunner," discussed her experience during an interview on "Firing Line with Margaret Hoover" — the lawmaker said that when she expressed that she was not ready to move ahead with the abortion she was ignored and told to calm down.

Bush noted that she "started to think, well one, I didn't tell the father that that was about to happen." She explained that, "I just felt like I needed more time. So I said, 'No, you know what, I'm not ready.' And the nurse ... wouldn't listen to me. And I said, 'No, I'm not ready.' And as I'm saying 'no,' they continue to pull the instruments and you know, get everything ready ... like 'No, calm down,' you know, 'No, you're gonna be OK.'"

She said "they absolutely ignored me, um, even to the point of you know, like, 'calm down,' as if I was the problem."

She said that she recalls looking to check whether there was somebody in the room who would listen to her. But "during this time they put the instrument inside me and started the instrument ... I'm saying 'no,' but it was too late because you couldn't stop once it started."

Hoover asked Bush why she believed that the people did not listen to her protests.

"The same as, as other times where I haven't been listened to by a provider, um, or medical staff. You know, I was a young black woman," she said. "Multiple times I felt like it was, 'Oh well, we know better. You don't know what you need. You don't, you don't understand. We know better.'"

That was Bush's second abortion.

She previously had an abortion at the age of 18 years old after becoming a rape victim at the age of 17. During a congressional hearing last year, the lawmaker said, "in the summer of 1994 I was raped, I became pregnant, and I chose to have an abortion."

Rep. Cori Bush: In 1994 "I was raped, I became pregnant and I chose to have an abortion."www.youtube.com

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Alex Nitzberg

Alex Nitzberg

Alex Nitzberg is a staff writer for Blaze News.
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