Abortion survivor DeSantis mentioned at GOP debate speaks out: ‘I did exist’

The woman whose abortion survival story Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis shared at the Fox News Republican presidential debate last week has a message for critics of her story.

“I did exist,” Miriam “Penny” Hopper told Fox News Digital in an interview this week. 

When moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum asked the GOP candidates about abortion, DeSantis told Penny’s story to an audience of 12.8 million. “I know a lady in Florida named Penny,” he said. “She survived multiple abortion attempts. She was left discarded in a pan. Fortunately, her grandmother saved her and brought her to a different hospital.”

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