a pregnant louisiana According to the woman’s lawyer, the woman will be forced to travel to another state to abort her fetus, in which part of her skull is missing and will die soon after birth.
Because the position of the fetus- acrania – Is Not specifically designated by state law As an exception to Louisiana’s abortion ban, 36-year-old Nancy Davis will travel to several states where she can obtain an abortion.
“I didn’t want anything more than this baby,” she said new York Times,
but he explained CNN affiliate WAFB In Baton Rouge it was excruciating to think that she was “taking it for burial.”
Davis’ attorney David Crump said in a statement Friday that “Ms. Nancy Davis was put in a . Terrifyingly brutal situation.,
“She has endured unimaginable emotional pain and increased physical risk,” Crump said.
According to Crump, the fetus was diagnosed after an ultrasound at only ten weeks of pregnancy, and Davis’s doctor advised her to have an abortion. But the hospital where Davis sought the procedure refused to terminate the pregnancy.
State senator Katrina Jackson insists Louisiana bans abortion WAFB That the hospital should have authorized the termination of Davis’ pregnancy. Jackson said the statute includes exceptions for embryos that are not viable outside of the mother’s womb.
But Crump indicated in his statement that the law is confusing and is scaring hospitals for fear of performing illegal abortions.
Without commenting on Davis’ case, due to medical privacy laws, a spokeswoman for the hospital told CNN Navigating unviable pregnancies is difficult within Louisiana’s confusing, complicated abortion ban.
“Even if a specific diagnosis falls within the medically nonsensical exceptions provided that [the Louisiana Department of Health]Laws addressing treatment methods abound complex and seemingly contradictoryCarolyn Iseman, a spokeswoman for the Women’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, said.
On Friday, Davis was planning to travel to Florida or South Carolina, where she would still be eligible for an abortion, given the fetus’s diagnosis.
Davis’ situation is one of a growing series of tragedies amid a wave of abortion bans across states in the wake of the Supreme Court’s repeal of Roe v. Wade.
Earlier this month, a Florida court ruled that a teenage mother was not “mature” enough to decide to have an abortion And the fetus should be carried to term. The 16-year-old had argued that she was too young to be a mother.