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Texas woman who nearly died hits out at Ted Cruz during Senate hearing on abortion ban


Amanda Zurawski chewed on the senses of GOP Ted Cruz and John Cornyn of Texas during a Senate hearing Wednesday on the state’s abortion ban, saying she “almost died on their watch” after s to be refused care during a crisis of pregnancy. (Watch the video below.)

“I wanted to address my senators, Cruz and Cornyn, who, unfortunately, are not in the room at this time. But I would like them to know that what happened to me…is a direct result of the policies they support,” Zurawski said. “I nearly died on their watch and furthermore, as a result of what happened to me, I may have been deprived of the opportunity to have children in the future.”

Zurawski is suing Texas for refusing an abortion because complications from her pregnancy became more serious. She said she was told her baby wouldn’t survive, but doctors said they couldn’t offer more care because fetal heart activity could still be detected, according to her suit.

Zurawski eventually developed sepsis, and doctors induced labor. She gave birth and the baby died.

“I was not allowed to have an abortion and the trauma, PTSD and depression that I have faced in the eight months since it happened to me is crippling,” Zurawski said during the court hearing. Senate Judiciary Committee. “On top of that, I still struggle to have children.”

The two Texas senators attended the hearing, but were not present when Zurawski spoke, The Hill reported.

HuffPost did not immediately hear back from either senator.

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