The Warren woman who made national headlines for being charged after experiencing a miscarriage shared her experience during a news conference held in Washington before attending President Joseph Biden’s State of the State address on Thursday.

Brittany Watts, 35, was charged in Warren Municipal Court last year after suffering a miscarriage in her bathroom.  A Trumbull County Grand Jury later declined to indict Watts.

Watts, along with her mother Annette were invited to attend Biden’s speech by Democratic U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty from Ohio’s third district.

Earlier that day, Watts spoke at a news conference held by the Democratic Women’s Caucus outside the U.S. Capitol.

Admitting that it was difficult to speak about something she described as “sacred and private,” Watts told reporters about her experience.

“In September, I lost someone very near and dear to my heart, my child who is an angel in heaven, which happens to be his name. His name is Angel, and he is watching over me as we speak,” said Watts.

“My loss has gained me the strength to stand before all of you, with all the other women, strong and courageous women to tell our story of how it is unfair and unjust for our bodies to be put on a platform for other people to tell us ‘You can't do this with your own body.’” Watts told the women gathered.

“It’s very important that we speak out because things that aren't said, aren't changed and this needs to be changed,” Watts said. “We want to make it clear that it is our body and our choice.”

Earlier this year, leaders of the Democratic Women’s Caucus and more than 150 House Democrats sent a letter urging the Biden-Harris Administration to protect Americans from what the signers say is the criminalization of pregnancies and pregnancy outcomes after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the landmark abortion case, Roe v. Wade.

During his address, Biden did not mention Watts. The President did talk about two other women impacted by restrictions on reproductive rights and promised to restore Roe v. Wade if voters elect a congress supporting the right to choose.

Also among the guests was Latorya Beasley, a social worker from Alabama, and Kate Cox, a wife and mother from Dallas.

Beasley was denied access to in vitro fertilization following a state supreme court decision.

Cox became pregnant with a fetus that had a fatal condition. Her doctors said that her own life and her ability to have children in the future were at risk if she didn’t act. Because of an abortion ban the couple had to leave the state to receive care.

“Many of you in this Chamber and my predecessor are promising to pass a national ban on reproductive freedom,” Biden told those gathered. “My God, what freedoms will you take away next?”

Sen. Katie Britt, who delivered the Republican response to President Biden's 2024 State of the Union address, did not mention abortion by name but did say her party supports in-vitro fertilization.

“We want to give you and your children the opportunities to thrive — and we want families to grow. It’s why we strongly support continued nationwide access to invitro fertilization,” said Sen. Britt. “We want to help loving moms and dads bring precious life into this world."