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A US House candidate from Pennsylvania has been open about her past as a part-time college stripper and her decision to have an abortion at the age of 18.
Alexandra Hunt, who is running for the Democratic nomination for a Philadelphia-area congressional district, has used her past to draw attention to her progressive campaign platform, including launching an OnlyFans page for herself which is not associated with his campaign.
In a May 2021 video posted to Twitter, Hunt described what led her to have an abortion ten years ago.
“When I was 18, I was one of the 2% of people who can get pregnant with birth control and I found out I was pregnant. And I decided I wasn’t ready to have a child. to the world and decided to get an abortion,” Hunt says in the video.
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Hunt went on to say that the state of the world then, and now, was not the kind of place she would want to bring a child anyway. “As a person, I wasn’t ready to bring a child into the world, but neither was the world in a state – and 10 years later, isn’t in a state – that I wanted to. yet to put a child, it’s my decision to make,” she said.
She also lists reasons why she felt the world was in no condition for her to raise a child. “My generation faces a lack of jobs, a lack of living wages, a housing crisis, an affordable housing crisis, a student debt crisis, the climate emergency, the prison-industrial complex, and the list grows longer and longer. And I wanted to give my child better.”
Hunt said she got the abortion through Planned Parenthood and the decision “was made with a lot of love.”
In December TweeterHunt said: “Having an abortion allowed me to progress in my career, to cut ties in an abusive relationship and to access a place of economic security so that I could properly care for my future children when I will be ready to become a mother.
Hunt told Fox News Digital in a statement that she believed her decision to be open about her previous career resonated with voters.
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“We just outclassed the incumbent in the first quarter of 2022, so I think my decision not to be ashamed of how I got to college resonates with voters. People are tired of having shame for perfectly legitimate choices they made in their lives,” Hunt said.
Hunt is running to unseat incumbent Democratic Representative Dwight Evans in the May 17 primary election. She said she raised nearly $328,000 in the first quarter of 2022, more than Evans’ total of nearly $260,000 in the same period. However, Evans’ campaign has more than $769,000 in cash, compared to Hunt’s $535,000.
“As far as my abortion was concerned, I was 18 and not able or ready to be a mother,” Hunt told Fox Digital. “Other women who make a different choice should be respected for their choice, as long as it is in fact a choice, not coerced by the government.”
“I plan to have children and look forward to being a mother and raising my children in a safe, sustainable and just world that our movement is fighting for,” added Hunt.
After coming under fire for her previous abortion and her job as a stripper, Hunt opened an OnlyFans account this week – bringing more attention to her candidacy. There, she continued to promote a progressive platform and declare that she is not beholden to corporations.
“Unlike many of our elected officials, I am now earning money honestly on #OnlyFans instead of investing in the fossil fuel industry which is leading to the destruction of our planet,” Hunt said in a post on his page. OnlyFans.
Hunt is also supporting his campaign through an online store selling shirts that say “Elect Hoes” and “I may have danced for money but I’m not a fucking corporate”.
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The decision to be open about her previous pole dancing career was twofold, Hunt said in an interview earlier this year. “I was nervous that someone could just come out of the woodwork and be like ‘this actually looks like a stripper I used to know’ and rip our campaign apart,” Hunt told podcaster Nick Viall. in February.
She said she also talked about being a stripper in order to represent sex workers.
“I think keeping quiet about such a marginalized community is harmful, so I chose to challenge the stigma and shame that is associated with this part of my past, and lead with it so that I can advocate for a community which I am a part of,” she said.