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Subject:  policing the womb Date:  12/1/2021  8:42 PM
Author:  alstroemeria Number:  2368310 of 2381073

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of a 15-week abortion ban in Mississippi that provides no exceptions in cases of rape or incest. What’s at stake in this case matters to the countless girls and women who have been raped — including those who, like me, were raped by a father, an uncle or another family member.

It was the early morning of my 10th birthday the first time that I was raped by my father. It would not be the last. The shock was so severe that I temporarily went blind before I began the fifth grade a few weeks later....

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At age 12, I was pregnant by my father, and I had an abortion. ...My father lied about my age and the circumstance of my pregnancy, informing the doctor that I was 15 and that I had been reckless with a boyfriend.


https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/30/opinion/abortion-texas-mi...
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