A Democratic state legislator in Nevada who has made waves for comments saying she does not regret killing her baby in an abortion is campaigning for Lt. Governor in the Silver State and openly talking about her abortion.
Lucy Flores says she has no regrets about killing her baby in an abortion and is taking that message to voters statewide.
Previously, during a debate in the state legislature, Flores, a Democrat from Las Vegas, made the false assumption that being a teen mother is incompatible with completing ones education or a successful career and gives that as the reason why she had an abortion and has no regrets about it.
As MSNBC reports:
In 2012, she testified in support of a bill expanding school health programs. As she explained from the witness table, her school’s failure to teach sex education had a direct impact on her family. “I had six other sisters … all of them became pregnant in their teens – all of them,” Flores said. “One of them was 14 years old when she got pregnant with twins.”
Then, with a nervous laugh, Flores told her colleagues something she had never admitted to anyone. “Since I’m sharing so much this session, I might as well keep going,” she said. “I always said that I was the only one who didn’t have kids in their teenage years. That’s because at 16, I got an abortion.”
Her eyes welled up and her voice caught as she described how she had convinced her father to pay the $200 cost for the procedure. She didn’t want to end up like her sisters, Flores told him. “I don’t regret it,” she said. “I don’t regret it because I am here making a difference, at least in my mind, for many other young ladies and letting them know that there are options and they can do things to not be in the situation I was in, but to prevent.”
Flores did an interview with the liberal cable network and didn’t back down.
“I’m unapologetic about being pro-choice,” she said in an on-air interview with MSNBC, “and standing up for women and their ability to make their own health decisions and, you know, I’ve always been pro-choice, I am that now, and so that hasn’t necessarily been, you know, a wedge issue that has been brought up in the campaign.
“Now certainly people do remember my testimony — and people, you know, are just thankful that there is a politician — I mean I hate to refer to myself as a politician — but, you know, an elected official. I mean, I came here to do a job to try to improve people’s lives and sometimes that requires making courageous decisions and I think that’s what all elected officials are supposed to do. And people you know really appreciate that–that I did that, and I’ve always just been very honest about the things that have occurred in my life. You know, decisions that I’ve had to make. Because people experience that every day of their lives.”
Unlike Flores, most women regret their abortions and tell painful stories of how they are often unable to come to grips with taking the life of their child. Research proves abortions cause a multitude of mental health issues for women.
The pro-life group Life Dynamics says Flores is active and involved in the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
“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,” it said.
Sadly, Flores is not among these women who understand the travesty of what they’ve done. Some women realize the horror of their decision days, weeks or months later. Others have come to grips with their decision only years later and are now desperately seeking help from one of hundreds of post-abortion ministries that provide support for women across the globe.