Female lawmakers speak about rapes as abortion bills advance

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) ” For more than two decades, Nancy Mace did not speak publicly about her rape. In April, when she finally broke her silence, she chose the most public of forums ” before her colleagues in South Carolina’s legislature.A bill was being debated that would ban all abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected; Mace, a Republican lawmaker, wanted to add an exception for rape and incest. When some of her colleagues in the House dismissed her amendment ” some women invent […]