As President Biden vows to codify abortion rights if Democrats can control Congress after the midterms, we speak with Democratic Congressmember Cori Bush, who faces reelection this November as a first-term Democrat in Missouri, where abortion was banned after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June. She just wrapped up a "Roe the Vote: Reproductive Freedom Tour." She discusses her experiences with abortion and much more in her new memoir, "The Forerunner: A Story of Pain and Perseverance in America," which traces her journey as a registered nurse who took part in Black Lives Matter protests in Ferguson to running for the House of Representatives. "It was not easy" becoming a Black woman politician in a state and country where "true equity or equality" has not yet been achieved, says Bush.
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