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Buffy Wicks speaks out about emergency procedure amid threat to Roe v Wade: ‘This story is not uncommon’
Early one morning this fall, the California state assemblywoman Buffy Wicks felt a type of pain she had never experienced before.
Wicks, 44, found herself doubled over in pain, barely able to walk or get her daughter ready for school. At her doctor’s shortly after, she learned that she was pregnant and having a miscarriage and would need an emergency abortion. Twenty-four hours later she had the procedure.
Wicks shared the deeply personal account of what happened that September morning on Twitter on Thursday, following oral arguments in the most significant abortion rights case heard by the US supreme court since Roe v Wade.
Wicks decided to tell her story to illustrate the urgency of easily accessible reproductive care and warn of the risks this care faces if a Mississippi abortion law is upheld by the nation’s highest court, she told the Guardian.
How do I begin to unpack how deeply disturbed I was by yesterday’s Supreme Court arguments?— Buffy Wicks (@BuffyWicks) December 3, 2021
Justice Sotomayor spoke for so many of us with this question. She spoke for me. ⁰⁰In September, I had a miscarriage requiring an emergency abortion procedure —
(tw // miscarriage) https://t.co/Bn1HozwZ3H
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