Stacey Abrams reveals she was pro-life until she went to college: 'a matter of faith'

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Georgia gubernatorial hopeful Stacey Abrams revealed during an interview on faith and abortion that she was pro-life up until she attended college.

"I've thought about my faith a great deal. In fact, I was anti-abortion until I went to college," Abrams told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union" Sunday.

"And there I met a friend who has my shared faith values, but we started having conversations about what reproductive care and abortion care really is. And when I talk about that, it was an experience that I had because she was able to give me a different perspective," she continued. Abrams attended Spelman College during her undergrad years before earning her Master of Public Affairs degree from the University of Texas at Austin and getting her J. D. from Yale.

Abrams, who is the daughter of two retired United Methodist pastors, has become one of the most vocal political supporters of abortion access. She railed against abortion access in her home state of Georgia last week, arguing that "it is lethal to be pregnant in Georgia if you are a Black woman."

She continued on Sunday, explaining that she became more pro-choice over the "next few years" after meeting her college friend.... (Read more)