"This was my second ectopic pregnancy, a complication of pregnancy in which the embryo attaches outside the uterus, so I've lost both of my fallopian tubes.
"While I was crying in the hospital bed the doctor told me, 'It's fine, you still have your uterus and your eggs are good, you can just do in vitro fertilization. We can put the baby where it needs to be, it'll cost you anywhere between $10,000 to $20,000.' I didn't think about it because, not to brag, I have the $10,000 to $20,000 to pay for it. It wasn't until I came out with [my story] that I learned a lot of women also have this issue.
"We have all these politicians that claim they're pro-life and that say women should not be able to get abortions and all this other stuff...there's nothing more pro-life than helping a woman who wants to have a child have a child. Then I realized that health insurance doesn't cover IVF. I could use my health insurance to not have a child if I want to, but I can't use my health insurance to conceive. That made me start paying attention to what's really going on in this world when it comes to women."