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Sun Mar 1, 2020, 01:51 PM


About compromising on abortion ...

I Thought Abortion Restrictions Were a Reasonable Compromise — Until I Needed One at 32 Weeks

Ten weeks into my first pregnancy, I had a miscarriage. It was really devastating. My doctor said, ‘You know, this happens all the time and there’s no reason for you to not try again when you’re ready.’

So, a month later, I was pregnant again. We made it through the first trimester with no problems. Then we started to get some concerning blood test results and my pregnancy was elevated to be high risk. I was transferred to a high risk maternal fetal medicine obstetrician in New York City and was highly monitored, getting checks every couple of weeks, and as the weeks went on the complications racked up.

Over time, serious muscular issues came to light, like bilateral club feet, and the hands were always clenched tightly in every ultrasound. There was very little fetal movement, my amniotic fluid was really really high and most concerning, the fetus was not growing. These were things that my doctors couldn’t have known until the third trimester. Eventually our doctor determined the fetus was not swallowing. Swallowing is how a developing baby practices breathing — no swallowing, no breathing, that’s it.

We asked our doctor what would happen if I carried to term, and he said I would likely give birth to a baby who would choke for a few moments and then die. We got that information at 30 weeks.


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Sun Mar 1, 2020, 01:59 PM

1. We think we know what is right, without compromise...

Until the unthinkable happens to us.

It's a fascinating article. A lot of it I already knew because I knew people who'd gotten late-term abortions and why they'd gotten them.


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Sun Mar 1, 2020, 02:37 PM

2. When any life or death decision is personal the idea of compromising is stupid and affords the

other person with authority they should not have.

My body, my decision. PERIOD.

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