US lawmakers talk about their abortions ahead of congress hearing

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Washington (AFP) – Three US politicians spoke publicly about their abortions on Wednesday ahead of a hearing examining increasingly restrictive access to pregnancy terminations in many states. Democrats Barbara Lee, 75, Pramila Jayapal, 56, and 45-year-old Cori Bush are due to speak about their experiences at Thursday’s congressional committee. The hearing — which will also look into possible federal protections for women seeking terminations — comes a month after Texas effectively banned abortions after six weeks, making no exception for rape or incest. “I thought it was important for me to…

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