The horrifying realities of life in Texas and many other places, as Michelle Goldberg reports in the New York Times on May 23, 2023: “It’s increasingly clear that it’s not safe to be pregnant in states with total abortion bans.”
“Elizabeth Weller, for example, was hospitalized after her water broke at 19 weeks. She was given antibiotics and instructed to pray. Her OB/GYN concluded that, without an abortion, she risked an infection and could lose her uterus or even her life. The hospital administration, however, refused to clear the procedure…Elizabeth was told that she could either discontinue antibiotics and stay in the hospital to wait to develop an infection and get sicker; or she could go home and look out for signs of infection. She went home. ‘With every passing day I felt the state’s intentional cruelty. My baby would not survive and my life didn’t matter.’ Her doctor called around trying to find another hospital that would treat her. ‘All of those hospitals told my doctor that they have patients just like me in those situations and they can’t touch them.’”
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