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In It to Win It

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Sat Jun 22, 2024, 07:04 PM Jun 22

Now an abortion rights advocate, woman raped by stepfather as a child will campaign with first lady

https://apnews.com/article/biden-abortion-2024-roe-wade-election-5a63638ad0193c2e778ad54c9683ba64


WASHINGTON (AP) — A 22-year-old woman who became an abortion rights advocate after she was raped by her stepfather as a child will campaign with first lady Jill Biden in Pennsylvania this weekend as part of a 2024 election push around the anniversary of the fall of Roe v. Wade.

Hadley Duvall of Owensboro, Kentucky, first told her story publicly last fall in a campaign ad for the governor’s race in her home state, discussing the consequences of abortion restrictions, particularly those without exceptions for rape or incest.

In the ad supporting Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear, Duvall spoke of how she was raped by her stepfather at age 12, became pregnant and miscarried. Her stepfather was convicted of rape and is in prison.

In the ad, Duvall called out the anti-abortion Republican candidate by name and said that “anyone who believes there should be no exceptions for rape and incest could never understand what it’s like to stand in my shoes.”

Beshear won reelection, and Democrats have said Duvall’s ad was a strong motivator, particularly for rural, male voters who had previously voted for Republican Donald Trump for president.
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Now an abortion rights advocate, woman raped by stepfather as a child will campaign with first lady (Original Post) In It to Win It Jun 22 OP
Indeed? A strong motivator for rural, male voters - who'd previously voted for Orangeman? calimary Jun 22 #1
Hers Was One of the Most Moving Ads I've Ever Seen - Check It Out Indykatie Jun 23 #2
Some links to a couple of videos and also the campaign ad mentioned in the article: SupportSanity Jun 23 #3

calimary

(82,604 posts)
1. Indeed? A strong motivator for rural, male voters - who'd previously voted for Orangeman?
Sat Jun 22, 2024, 09:58 PM
Jun 22

There’s proof that souls CAN be saved.

SupportSanity

(438 posts)
3. Some links to a couple of videos and also the campaign ad mentioned in the article:
Sun Jun 23, 2024, 01:17 PM
Jun 23

The campaign ad where Hadley shares her story:



Hadley sharing her story on PBS:
https://www.pbs.org/video/sharing-her-story-g7bqhr/

A follow-up on YouTube about "Hadley's law" - a law to protect women:
https://www.tiktok.com/@nowthisimpact/video/7374923569291169070

And finally a question: If Hadley hadn't miscarried, would her rapist step-father have had rights to visit / parent the child?
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