NV State Legislator: I Don't Regret My Abortion

A Democratic state legislator in Nevada asserted that she is not sorry she had an abortion when she was 16 years old, implying that delivering the baby would have hindered her career. 

Democrat Assemblywoman Lucy Flores from Las Vegas told the Assembly Education Committee:

I had six other sisters, all of them became pregnant in their teens – all of them. One was 14 years old when she got pregnant with twins. That is what I had to learn from. Now in retrospect, if I could go back and be on birth control – or better yet – learn to fill my life with something else, other than having the attention of a man in the non-healthy relationship, I would have preferred to do that, if someone would have talked to me about it. I didn’t want to be like that (teen mom). I wanted to do better and I knew I couldn’t do that if I had a baby, just like everyone else (in my family). My dad gave me the money and I went with a friend of mine (to have the abortion) and I will never forget that, having that done. I don’t regret it. I don’t regret it because I am here (at the Legislature), making a difference, at least in my mind, for the young ladies and letting them know their options. They can do things not to be in the situation I was in, to prevent it.

The pro-life group Life Dynamics reveals Flores has a longstanding relationship with abortion giant Planned Parenthood: “Flores has been endorsed by Nevada Advocates for Planned Parenthood Affiliates. According to Planned Parenthood Action, Flores has been an active supporter of Planned Parenthood and took part in Planned Parenthood’s Latino Outreach program in southern Nevada.”


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