Cori Bush Says Doctors Continued Abortion Procedure After Changing Mind: ‘No, I’m Not Ready’

Missouri Congresswoman Cori Bush says she had an abortion when she was 19 after her doctors ‘absolutely ignored me’ when she decided she wasn’t ready.

In an interview Wednesday on PBS, Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo. described her experience as a 19-year-old student at Harris-Stowe State University who changed her mind about her second abortion. She told her medical providers, “No, I’m not ready,” but they ignored her plea and continued with the procedure anyway.

“I was thinking back to the first abortion. ‘Okay. You’ve done this before. You know the rooms, you know what it’s like, you know what it’s like… racism in this space,’ he said. she declared.

“I thought I was ready, and I went in, and I went through all the steps, because…it’s almost like an assembly line. You know, you go from room to room,” Bush described. in the interview.

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Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo.
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“And I walked into the last room. The nurse helped me up on the table. And I lay there and I started thinking, well, one, I didn’t tell the father that it was about to happen…and I just felt like I needed more time.” says Bush.

“So I said, ‘No, you know what, I’m not ready.’ And the nurse, you know, wouldn’t listen to me.”

“And I said, ‘No, I’m not ready. And while I was saying ‘No’, they kept pulling the instruments and, you know, and getting everything ready,” Bush recalled.

“They absolutely ignored me,” Bush said. “Even to the point of, you know, like, ‘Calm down.’ Like I was the problem.”

Democratic Congresswoman Cori Bush

Democratic Congresswoman Cori Bush

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“And I remember laying there looking to see if there was anyone else in the room who would listen to me,” she said. “Meanwhile, they put the instrument inside me and started the instrument.”

“And I said, ‘No,’ but it was too late, because you couldn’t stop once it started.”

Democratic Congresswoman Cori Bush of Missouri.

Democratic Congresswoman Cori Bush of Missouri.
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When asked why she thought no one in the clinic was listening to her, Bush replied, “Like the other times, I wasn’t listened to by a provider…or medical staff. I was a young black woman.”

“Many times I felt like it was, ‘Well, we know better. You don’t know what you need. You don’t understand. We know better,'” she said .

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The congresswoman from Missouri recounted her experience in her new memoir, The Forerunner Cori Bush: A Story of Pain and Perseverance in America.

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