One year after Dobbs decision, families describe terror, trauma and putting ‘pain to purpose’

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In April, Amanda Zurawski was astounded to learn that she would be testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee as she entered a hearing room on Capitol Hill.

In this room, presidents have given testimony. One of her role models, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, had given testimony here.

For Austin, Texas-based high-tech analyst Zurawski, 36, who had expected to be caring for a newborn this spring rather than giving testimony to the US Senate, it was an unexpected turn of events.

She ended up on Capitol Hill because, last summer, when she couldn’t get an abortion, it almost killed her.

She described her time on Capitol Hill as “surreal.” But I take this obligation very seriously since it is mine.

CNN has spoken with eight women who struggled to obtain the abortions they required for medical reasons since the Dobbs decision, which invalidated the federal right to an abortion under Roe v. Wade, was made one year ago.

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