Ms. Good, who testified remotely, said a teenage pregnancy would have derailed her life.
Unintentionally pregnant at age 16, Ms. Good said she "immediately" knew she wanted an abortion but believed she couldn't tell her mother. So she sought a judge's approval.
As Ms. Good entered the judge's dark chamber, she said she felt intimidated but told the judge she was a "good student."
"I said, 'Your Honor, I have a future. I want an abortion.' Thankfully, he granted permission. It felt like a miracle, that an adult believed me. An authority figure deemed me to be in charge of my own body and my own future," she testified. "I still think about what might have happened if I didn't have that list of accomplishments, or if the judge didn't think I was competent enough to decide when to start my family, or if he believed the harmful stereotype I was raised to believe -- that Black girls were 'fast' and promiscuous."
Ms. Good ended her testimony by imploring Senate Republicans to consider what would happen to teenage girls if Roe vs. Wade is overturned.
"Please, listen to people who have abortions. Hear us when we ask you, do not confirm this nominee. Our futures, families, and lives depend on it," Ms. Good said.
Democrats also called Stacy Staggs, a mother of 7-year-old twin girls, Emma and Sara, who have pre-existing medical conditions, trying to raise questions about access to health care in light of pending legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act, which bans lifetime caps on health insurance.
Ms. Staggs said her daughters were delivered with an emergency C-section at 28 weeks and rushed to the neonatal intensive care unit where "their survival was far from assured." The girls needed repeated surgeries, and the costs of their medical care surged to more than $4 million. Without the protections of the Affordable Care Act, "my daughters would have already hit their lifetime cap and would now be uninsurable," Ms. Staggs testified.