Tammy Duckworth to be first sitting US senator to give birth

WASHINGTON (AP) — Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth is pregnant with her second child. She will be the first U.S. senator to give birth while in office.

The 49-year-old Democrat, a veteran who lost her legs in the Iraq War, announced her pregnancy in a news release Tuesday.

Parenthood isn’t just a women’s issue, it’s an economic issue and an issue that affects all parents — men and women alike,” Duckworth said. “As tough as juggling the demands of motherhood and being a Senator...

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