Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO), a progressive member of AOC’s “Squad,” shared that she had a forced abortion at 19 years old.
Bush made the admission Friday morning on the PBS show, “Firing Line with Margaret Hoover.”
“I said, no, you know what, I’m not ready. And the nurse just wouldn’t listen to me,” Bush said.
The Democrat said she felt like the abortionists didn’t stop because she was a “young black woman.”
"I said, no, you know what, I'm not ready. And the nurse just wouldn't listen to me."@RepCori tells the "complicated" story of her second abortion, when her pleas to halt the procedure were ignored.— Firing Line with Margaret Hoover (@FiringLineShow) October 7, 2022
"I felt like it was, 'Oh well, we know better. You don't know what you need.'" pic.twitter.com/sdJaQRxVWb
Many reacted to the shocking news online:
“Incredible. A sitting congresswoman said she had a forced abortion against her will,” Caleb Parke, SMG managing editor, tweeted. “The abortion industry is racist and anti-woman as Rep. Cori points out.”
“Abortion is medical malpractice. There’s no question that BIPOC communities have been particularly targeted by abortionists and treated terribly,” Catherine Glenn Foster, president of Americans United for Life, said. “[Bush’s] experience of coerced abortion closely mirrors the abortion of my child when I was 19, alone, and felt I had no choice.”
“Almost half of abortions are forced – either by abusive boyfriends or nurses who won’t stop,” Mike Cernovich tweeted.
“Abortion victimizes women,” one user said.