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Supreme court case prompts California lawmaker to share her abortion experience

Added 12-04-21 07:09:02am EST - “Buffy Wicks speaks out about emergency procedure amid threat to Roe v Wade: ?This story is not uncommon'” - Theguardian.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theguardian.com: “Supreme court case prompts California lawmaker to share her abortion experience”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

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.

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