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Breast cancer survivor speaks out against healthcare reform

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A South Carolina breast cancer survivor was in Wilmington Monday speaking out against healthcare reform.

44-year-old Tracy Walsh is a mother of 5 and is asking people to help her fight social healthcare reform.  She is featured in a new television ad that will run across the country.

Walsh elected to have a double mastectomy to ensure her cancer wouldn't spread, a choice she doesn't believe she would have had under a government controlled healthcare system.

"My fear is as Americans, if we are forced into a government run health insurance plan because we lose our employers coverage, we are going to lose our choice, our rights, and our freedoms to make decisions with our own bodies and our own health," said Walsh. "That's what I'm afraid of."

The independent women's forum is spending more than $2 million to get Walsh's ad on air.

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