A 12-year-old has given a powerful testimony at a hearing opposing a new West Virginia abortion law, that would ban it except in the most extreme cases.

“If a man decides that I’m an object, and does unspeakable, tragic things to me, am I, a child, supposed to carry and birth another child?” Addison Gardner of Buffalo Middle School asked lawmakers.

“Some here say they are pro-life. What about my life? Does my life not matter to you?”

The overturning of Roe v Wade allows states to make their own decisions.

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