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This Israeli Lawmaker Opens Up About Choosing to Be a Single Mom

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Merav Ben Ari, 42, has one of the hardest jobs in Israel: she’s a politician! But the most important thing in her life is being a mother. She made history by becoming the first member of the Knesset (the Israeli parliament) to ever have a baby using in-vitro fertilization, or IVF.

Ben Ari, who has been very public about her journey to motherhood, says she wants to “be a model to other women, to know that they can do it and keep their career” and look for love, but be more relaxed about it “because you already have [a child].”

Watch her go from the Knesset to the playground while telling her life story in this inspiring video:

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