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Georgia Senator Jen Jordan

Georgia Senator Jen Jordan on her HB 481 speech: “The least that women should be given is the ability to control our bodies.”

For weeks before her viral speech on the Georgia Senate floor, Jen Jordan had been listening to the debate around HB 481 (a.k.a. the "heartbeat bill") but said she hadn’t heard any talk—honest talk—about how the bill would impact women in real, messy terms.
Georgia's heartbeat bill who does it affect

Who stands to lose the most under Georgia’s anti-abortion bill?

Legislation that seeks to ban the majority of abortions in Georgia, HB 481, is up for a vote in the state Senate as early as this week. Here are a few of the groups who would be disproportionately impacted by Georgia’s heartbeat bill if it becomes law and goes into effect.
Dawn Mandeville

The first time I delivered twins but only one survived

I kept glancing in the direction of Twin B. The staff was huddled around the baby, and I saw they were moving more quickly than they would for a normal newborn. I caught the eye of the attending neonatologist, who shook her head. I felt sick.
Dr. Tameeka Law Walker

The first time I treated a ruptured uterus

I arrived in the hospital room to find a pregnant woman writhing in pain. On the screen, I immediately saw something odd. The baby was awkwardly positioned, and its heart rate was super low. I realized we had to deliver her right away.
Katherine Welch

What it’s like to be diagnosed with cancer while you’re pregnant

I definitely stood out among the cancer patients on my floor. But I’d also see patients who had six months left to live. Talking with them while I sat there pregnant, it totally changed the way I think about life and how precious it is.
Hannah Brinson's daughter

What it’s like to give birth to a one-pound baby

The one thing I prayed the hardest for was to hear her cry. I just thought, If I hear her make some sort of sound, it means she’ll be okay. When Paisley came out, I heard a noise.
Oh Baby! Fitness

Oh Baby! Fitness offers workouts for moms-to-be and new moms

When Clare Schexnyder was expecting her first child in 2005, it was hard to find exercise classes aimed at mothers-to-be. So she came up with Oh Baby! Fitness.

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