Woman forced to travel to New York to abort fetus without skull

A Louisiana woman with a fetus unable to give birth had no choice but to fly to New York for an abortion. Because of the laws in her state that make abortion illegal.

36-year-old Nancy Davis terminated her pregnancy on September 1. After two and a half months of pregnancy, I learned that the fetus had been infected with Karan. Acrania is a rare condition in which a baby’s skull does not form inside the womb. The condition is fatal.

Doctors advise abortion

Doctors told Davis that if she were to give birth to the baby, he would only survive for a short time. Maybe anywhere between a few minutes to a week. Several physicians in Louisiana advised Davis to have an abortion, but doctors there were unable to perform the operation due to the recent coup in Rowe in Wade.

“Basically, they said I had to hold my child to bury my child,” Davis said. “They seemed confused about the law and afraid of what would happen to them.”

Any doctor in Louisiana who performs an abortion on a patient would face up to 15 years in prison.

The only abortions allowed by the state are if the patient is at risk of death or impairment in the pregnancy. Unfortunately, when the fetus has an abnormality, the patient must continue the pregnancy. Rape and incest are also excluded.

The effects of the heart of Raw vs. Wade

However, during the time Davis was seeking an abortion, Louisiana’s laws were heavily criticized by both Davis and abortion rights advocates for being vague and confusing.

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When Davis was looking for a doctor in Louisiana to perform an abortion, many abortion rights advocates believed that the new laws weren’t clear. In fact, many advocates across the country find the new laws confusing.

“Miss. David’s attorney, Ben Crump, said, “Davis was among the first women caught in the crosshairs of Louisiana’s rush to restrict abortion, but she won’t be the last.”

Currently, about a dozen states have banned abortions entirely regardless of the stage of pregnancy. Although some of these states accept cases such as rape or incest, they are not so in Louisiana.

Recently, the New Orleans City Council is directing law enforcement not to use city resources to enforce the ban and to make it “the lowest priority for implementation.”

Since June, when the Supreme Court dropped Roe v. Wade, Democratic and Republican leaders have been feuding within red states across the country.

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