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During an appearance on the PBS show Firing Line with Margaret Hoover, Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) said that when she went to get her second abortion at the age of 19, she had a change of heart just as the procedure was about to take place, but the abortion providers ignored her and went ahead with the procedure anyway.
Host Margaret Hoover mentioned a portion of Bush's book where she talked about her experience, telling Bush her view on the "complicated topic" was "nuanced."
Bush said he expected to experience "harm or some racism" during the procedure based on her first abortion experience, but she nevertheless "thought I was ready."
"And I went in and I went through all the steps, because it's almost like an assembly line ... and I got into the last room, I was helped up onto the table by the nurse, and I laid there and I started to think, one, I didn't tell the father that this was about to happen, and I felt like I just needed more time," Bush said. "So I said, 'No. You know what? I'm not ready.'"
According to Bush, when she said she didn't want to go through with the abortion, the nurse "wouldn't listen to me."
"And as I'm saying 'No,' they continue to pull the instruments and get everything ready and it was just like, 'No, calm down,' you know, 'No, you're gonna be okay,'" Bush said, recounting the back-and-forth between her and the abortion providers, adding, "They absolutely ignored me."
"I didn't understand at that point where I had a voice, like, who listens to me," Bush said. "And so I remember lying there looking to see if there was someone else in the room that would listen to me, and during this time they put the instrument inside me and started the instrument, and I'm saying, 'No,' but it was too late because you couldn't stop once it started."
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\u201c"I said, no, you know what, I'm not ready. And the nurse just wouldn't listen to me."\n\n@RepCori tells the "complicated" story of her second abortion, when her pleas to halt the procedure were ignored.\n\n"I felt like it was, 'Oh well, we know better. You don't know what you need.'"\u201d— Firing Line with Margaret Hoover (@Firing Line with Margaret Hoover) 1665149219
The Uvalde school district suspended its police force in response to ongoing criticism from parents over its response to an elementary school massacre, reported ABC News.
A group of parents camped outside the school administration headquarters demanding accountability for the district police department after 19 children and two teachers were killed May 24, but until Friday's mass suspension only former police chief Pete Arredondo was fired.
The district had requested more Texas Department of Public Safety troopers to station on campuses and at extracurricular activities.
It's not clear how long the suspensions would last or whether additional punishment might be added.
During an appearance on CNN's "Inside Politics" on Friday afternoon, the New York Times' Maggie Haberman claimed Donald Trump is deliberately trying to provoke another confrontation with the Department of Justice over missing government documents.
Reacting to a report, she contributed to that states that government officials believe the former president is still in possession of government property, the journalist suggested that Trump is drawing a line in the sand in his battles with the DOJ.
Reflecting on her reporting that, "It is not clear what steps the Justice Department might take to retrieve any material it thinks Mr. Trump still holds," Haberman was asked by host John King what Trump thinks he's doing.
"It means that this is yet another stand-off, like we have seen at various points throughout this year," Haberman told the host.
"You had the Justice Department asking if there were additional documents in the spring, then there was a subpoena, then a search, then the Trump people said they returned everything with classified markings," she elaborated. "Then there was an FBI search and so I think we are entering that territory again."
'We reported and as we understand it, this is part of ongoing negotiations or discussions between the Trump folks and the DOJ," she continued. "The DOJ has believed, not just there's additional documents, but they've talked about Bedminster, his club in New Jersey specifically. There's questions about whether he might have documents at another location."
"The Trump team is basically daring the DOJ, once again, to come get him and we'll see what the DOJ does," she concluded.
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