"The right to abortion has been decimated": Shocking stories characterize abortion rights hearing

After she learned her fetus was affected by a rare, severe abnormality that would result in her pregnancy ending either in stillbirth or a baby whose life necessitated immediate medical intervention, a small business owner from Missouri and her husband decided the "greatest act of love" they could take as parents would be to terminate the pregnancy. In deciding to terminate the pregnancy, the couple didn't expect politics to play a role in their experience — but that's exactly what happened.

She testified before Congress as part of a hearing on what the panel's acting chairwoman, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., called "draconian steps to violate women's rights by restricting access to reproductive health services, including abortion."

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