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This is the first time I held my daughter. I knew in this moment she was dying & there was nothing I could do. I’d known since I was 9 wks pregnant she may not survive- well before my state’s cut-off of 24 weeks.

No one seemed to care: they’d already decided she was pointless.
When I asked my MFM if she could be delivered via c-section, I was told he “wouldn’t scar a perfectly healthy uterus for a baby who was just going to die.”

When I brought doctors peer-reviewed studies detailing treatments for children with her disorder, & asked if we could try
to save her, I was laughed at and called “tenacious”.

When I told them I thought I was going into labor, & asked for some sort of remedy— I was dismissed.

When, two days later, my water broke & I asked for steroids to promote lung maturity, I was told, “we don’t do that for
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I am here and able to mother my incredible daughter because of the health- and life-saving abortion I had when she was three years old. #YouKnowMe
The decision we had to make was so personal & difficult - the idea of having to *prove* to lawmakers that I would be in danger or sick enough to warrant an abortion is absolutely monstrous.
Again, think about these laws in terms of practical implementation. How sick does a woman need to be in order to have a legal abortion? How high would my blood pressure have to skyrocket? Would my liver have to fail before lawmakers would deem me "in danger"?
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