Wendy Davis Reveals Decision to Terminate 2 Pregnancies

In an exclusive interview with Robin Roberts, the Texas Democrat discusses her reasons for having the medical procedures.
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Transcript for Wendy Davis Reveals Decision to Terminate 2 Pregnancies
whatever ? thank you, Amy. An ABC news exclusive interview with Wendy Davis. The Texas democratic gubernatorial candidate. She's revealing personal details of her life. After making national headlines last year. She wore those pink running shoes for her 13-hour speech to stop a restrictive abortion bill in her home state. That moment is a culmination of my life story. I was shaped through a series of struggles. I was shaped through a series of tremendous triumphs. That led me to believe in myself enough to stand there that day. By filibustering. Reporter: Now, Wendy Davis, a mother of two is running for governor of Texas. While the race is heating up, it's mer new book, a memoir, titled "Forgetting to be afraid" that has so many people talking. She reveals her decision to terminate two pregnancies in the 199 0s. She described the first pregnancy in 1994. You were in your first trimester. It had implanted in one of my fallopian tubes. It is not a pregnancy that can be sustain. So we had to end that pregnancy through the removal of one of my fa lope Jan tubes. It was a very, very sad time in our lives. And Texas law means that that has to be termed an abortion. That's how Texas law character iizes it. For me, it was a tremendous loss of a much-wanted pregnancy. I'm ready. Reporter: With the election less than two months away, Davis is not shying away from tough issues. Both personal and political. Why are you sharing so much right now. So personal? I wanted to share a book about my life. How I came to be who I am. I wanted people to feel like they're not alone. That's one piece of my story. But there are many other pieces as well. And we'll share more of that later in the morning, where she discusses a second pregnancy she terminated and something her mother contemplated doing to herself and her children. A lot of news before the election. We asked her about the timing of releasing a book like this so close to the election.

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