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Wed Jul 27, 2016, 10:19 PM Jul 2016

Good Girls Have Abortions, Too, NARAL Chief Tells DNC [View all]

Source: Huffington Post

PHILADELPHIA ― NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue confronted head-on the stereotype that women who have abortions should be ashamed during remarks Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention.

“About 1 in 3 American women have abortions by the age of 45, and the majority are mothers just trying to take care of the families they already have,” Hogue said. “You see, it’s not as simple as ‘Bad girls get abortions and good girls have families.’ We are the same women at different times in our lives, each making decisions that are the best for us.”

“We need a president who has the experience, the wisdom and the grit to stand up against the bullies. We need a president who knows that women’s rights are human rights,” Hogue said.

Hogue shared her own experience of terminating a pregnancy earlier in life before starting a family. “To succeed in life, all we need are the tools, the trust and the chance to chart our own path. I was fortunate enough to have these things when I found out I was pregnant years ago. I wanted a family, but it was the wrong time,” Hogue said.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/naral-ilyse-hogue-abortion-dnc_us_5799444be4b02d5d5ed44a72?section=

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