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Lieutenant governor candidate upfront about the abortion she had as a teenager

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
7/8/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Lucy Flores of Nevada is forthright about her pro-choice platform

Lucy Flores, Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor in Nevada, doesn't mince words. An outspoken proponent for abortion rights, she cites her own experience as a pregnant 16-year-old unwed mother to bolster her arguments.

The 34-year-old Lucy Flores was born into an impoverished family of 13 children, whose mother abandoned her in grade school, then fell in with a gang, was then sentenced to a youth prison, and dropped out of high school to later became a lawyer and a state legislator --  all by age 31.

The 34-year-old Lucy Flores was born into an impoverished family of 13 children, whose mother abandoned her in grade school, then fell in with a gang, was then sentenced to a youth prison, and dropped out of high school to later became a lawyer and a state legislator -- all by age 31.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
7/8/2014 (3 years ago)

Published in Politics & Policy

Keywords: Lucy Flores, abortion, Latina, abortion rights, candidate


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Testifying in support of a bill expanding school health programs in 2012, she explained that her school's failure to provide adequate sexual education negative impacted 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."

Let's pray that others make the right decisions in their lives --

With a laugh, Flores took this one step further. "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."

Convincing her father to pay the $200 cost for the procedure, Flores added "I don't regret it.

"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 has recently defended her actions as being courageous.

"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."

Whatever anyone's personal opinion of her, Flores has led an extraordinary life. The 34-year-old Latina was born into an impoverished family of 13 children, whose mother abandoned her in grade school, then fell in with a gang, was then sentenced to a youth prison, and dropped out of high school to later became a lawyer and a state legislator --  all by age 31. 

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