Former U.S. Rep. Katie Hill said that being pregnant has bolstered her belief that women should be able to have abortions if they do not want to be pregnant.
“I didn’t think it was possible to become more pro-choice than I already was, but after 7 months of pregnancy all I can think about is how wrong it would be to make someone do this who doesn’t want to,” Hill tweeted.
Some commenters on social media wondered how a pregnant woman could hold such a view.
“I’ve been pregnant for 8 months, I’ve seen my child move around in ultrasounds, and all I can think about is how anybody could possibly see killing an unborn baby as anything other than evil,” Washington Free Beacon social media director Jordan Chamberlain tweeted.
— Jordan Chamberlain (@Jordan Chamberlain)
“Can’t imagine feeling a baby kick, hearing their lil heartbeat, and seeing all the ultrasounds but thinking ‘yeah I should *definitely* be able to kill my child,'” tweeted Abigail Marone, press secretary for Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.).
“Yes, if there’s one thing to learn from motherhood, it’s that everything is about you,” tweeted Michael Knowles of the Daily Wire.
The U.S. Supreme Court is deciding whether or not to uphold a Mississippi law that prohibits most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
The court’s decision is being closely watched by those on both sides of the abortion debate, as a decision to uphold the Mississippi law would run contrary to the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion ruling.
Hill, who previously served as a Democratic lawmaker from California in the U.S. House of Representatives, entered office in 2019, but resigned later the same year.