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Assistant House Minority Leader Tishaura Jones told colleagues during debate that the father of her son had urged her to get an abortion but she did not. Jones said she was “pro-life” for herself but “pro-choice” for everyone else.

“The state needs to get out of my belly, out of my uterus, because that’s my decision between me, my God and my doctors,” said Jones, D-St. Louis.


Associated Press writer Chris Blank contributed to this report.