As the US Supreme Court grapples with a decision to overturn Roe V. Wade, one Michigan lawmaker says an abortion saved her life in 2011.

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Michigan is one of 26 states that would severely limit women's access to abortions if the landmark case is struck down. If Roe is overturned, a Michigan law passed in 1931 that bans abortions in our state would likely go into effect once again.

Representative Christine Morse's Story

Christine Morse is a Michigan State Representative for Michigan's 61st district which covers much of Kalamazoo County.

In the YouTube video below published by Mlive, Morse outlines her journey with breast cancer, saying that an abortion was necessary to save her life because the medication she was given to treat her cancer was incompatible with pregnancy. Morse says she also had a family to consider.

"In 2011 I was diagnosed with breast cancer and a few days later I found out I was pregnant," Morse says. "I had three living kids already and for me, I wanted to live."

Morse goes on to say that her life expectancy had she opted not to take the cancer treatment would have been about three years.

"So just imagine for a moment, if abortion (would have been) illegal, my case is not considered an emergency, I'm not allowed to have an abortion, so my cancer progresses," she says. "So I could have given my life for nothing because somebody else thought I should not have a choice about what I do with my body."

 

Morse Hopes Lawmakers Hear Her Story

Morse says the threat of overturning Roe V. Wade feels very personal to her. She says that as a lawmaker she's inspired to make sure Democratic majorities exist in the State House and Senate in order to pass laws to protect women.

"It feels like my life doesn't matter," Morse says. "It feels like all that we value is the potential for life and not the potential for life and not for the person carrying that potential for life."

 

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