The personal is political: Rep. Jackie Speier tells her abortion story

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Being pro-choice means a lot of things: Above all else, it means supporting a woman’s right to choose what happens to her body during pregnancy, abortion included. But because the stigma surrounding abortion is still so, well, stigmatized, “being pro-choice” is often just an amorphous concept (albeit a powerful one) without real faces or stories behind the crusade to ensure women’s rights.

That’s why it’s so very important – and, unfortunately, all too surprising – when women like Rep. Jackie Speier take to the public sphere to tell their own abortion stories.


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