Baton Rouge’s CBS affiliate reports:
A Baton Rouge mother has a week to make an unthinkable decision – carry her baby to term even though she says doctors tell her it will not survive or find another state where she can have an abortion. “It’s hard knowing that I’m carrying it to bury it,” said Nancy Davis, who is 13 weeks pregnant with her second child.
Davis says her baby was diagnosed with acrania, a rare and fatal condition where the baby’s skull fails to form in the womb.
According to health experts, babies with this condition only survive minutes to hours after birth. But because Davis’s life was not in danger and the baby’s condition does not fall under Louisiana Department of Health’s list of qualifying conditions, she was denied an abortion.
Read the full article. Davis says she now has to decide whether to cross state lines to get an abortion or give birth to a doomed baby.
This is on the “pro-life” party and anyone else who calls themselves that. Sick.
It’s the pro-suffering party.
Pro-Suffering WOMEN Party. (“Eve brought it on you all!”)
Cruelty is the point with these fucking anti-choice, pro-fetus politicians.
And down in Florida, they’ve declared that a 16-year-old isn’t mature enough to get an abortion. Which makes all sorts of sense to some deranged forced birthers, I’m sure, but I’ll admit it seems insane to me.
I know, right? She’s not mature enough to get an abortion but is (by their standards) mature enough to raise a child.
But where will her punishment come from if she isn’t forced to give birth? That’s what it’s about, after all – punishing women for sex. These laws never mention the man involved in the pregnancy.
She’s supposed to marry the father and move into a trailer.
Right. So she can begin getting the beating so needs.
Why you make me hit you like that?
Do I really need to add the /S?
That ain’t a baby and never will be. We need to stop using the forced birthers’ ignorant language.
These are the stories that happen every day across the US and until now they have been able to remain silent and private but has now thrust this horrific situation that the family has to deal with into the public eye and add legal consequences to what would have been a personal decision
The forced birthers will blink at you stupidly and just fall back on their “babies, babies, babies” chant.
When it comes down to it, they don’t care about babies, only fetuses.
In general they care about asserting power over people’s personal lives in general and, in the instance, over women’s sexuality.
The cowards at the Louisiana Department of Health have blocked people from commenting on their Facebook page.
It’s SICK that a woman with a doomed pregnancy could be forced to carry a child who will not survive much past birth for nine months, and then to endure giving birth, when it’s a foregone conclusion that her child will not live. It’s equally sick that she should have to travel to another state, away from her support network, in order to abort that pregnancy. As is so often true with Republican legislatures, the cruelty is the point.
I’m also wondering who’s going to pay for all of her unnecessary medical expenses, as well as maternity wear and lost wages?