Tammy Duckworth announced Tuesday that she’s expecting her second child.

And… she’s in her very very late 40s. The senator turns 50 in March!

The senator from Illinois joked: “It’s a terrible thing, but I’m listed as a geriatric mother. It’s called a geriatric pregnancy on all of my medical charts. I don’t let that bother me though. I think 50-year-old moms are the new 40-year-old moms.”

Duckworth is an Iraq War veteran who lost both legs when the Black Hawk helicopter she was piloting was hit by a rocket propelled grenade.

When asked about how she feels about being the first woman to give birth while serving as a U.S. Senator, she said, “Well, it’s about damn time. I can’t believe it took until 2018. It says something about the inequality of representation that exists in our country.”

Last year, Duckworth wrote an op-ed for Cosmopolitan calling for more lactation rooms in airports.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From 98.7 KLUV

Radio.com App
K-LUV Our Newsletter!
KLUV World Tour

Listen Live