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Pro-Life Activist Comments on Rep. Cori Bush’s Devastating Abortion Story, Says No Woman Should Be Forced into an Unwanted Abortion
Contact: Eric Scheidler, [email protected]
Chicago, October 7, 2022 — Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League, extended his sympathies to Missouri Rep. Cori Bush, who has been speaking out about her abortion experience. In her new memoir The Forerunner, and in interviews on her book tour, Rep. Bush described how she was forced to undergo an abortion she had decided she did not want. Despite telling abortion facility staff that she was “not ready” and “needed more time,” her pleas were ignored and the abortion was performed against her will.
“While Cori Bush and I are on opposite sides of the political question of abortion, we’re in total agreement that no woman should be forced to undergo an abortion she does not want,” Scheidler said. “I was horrified by the story Rep. Bush recounted of being heinously violated by an abortion provider. I want to offer my deepest sympathy to Rep. Bush for what she went through and assure her of my prayers.”
Scheidler noted that Rep. Bush’s story is one he’s heard many times before. “Little has changed since Cori Bush had her abortion in 1995. I’ve heard countless stories from women who were pressured into going through with abortions they decided they did not want. Some women have even been held down by clinic staff as they struggled to stop the procedure,” Scheidler said.
“I want to invite Rep. Bush to join me in calling for legislation to prevent unwanted abortion,” Scheidler said. “No woman should be forced to undergo an abortion she does not want, whether it’s because she’s changed her mind on the operating table like Rep. Bush, or whether it’s because a boyfriend, husband, or boss is pushing her into it. We should all be able to agree on that.”
Scheidler praised Rep. Bush for raising the issue unwanted abortion, which deserves far greater attention in the wake of Roe v. Wade being overturned.