WASHINGTON – Illinois' junior US Senator Tammy Duckworth gave birth to her second daughter Monday, becoming the first member of the US Senate to give birth while in office.
Duckworth, 50 years old, said that she was especially grateful for the support of family and friends as she and her husband sought to "complete their family."
"We’re also so grateful for the love and support of our friends and family, as well as our wonderful medical teams for everything they’ve done to help us in our decades-long journey to complete our family," Duckworth tweeted Monday afternoon.
Sun-Times reporter Lynn Sweet says Senator Duckworth and her husband sought fertility specialists while attempting to have their second child.
Duckworth is an adamant pro-abortion lawmaker and has received the endorsement of the major abortion groups throughout her career in the US Congress as well as in the US Senate. She lost her legs in a helicopter crash while fighting terrorism in Iraq.