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Sun Sep 8, 2019, 03:48 AM

Women facing restrictions increasingly seek abortions out of state

ATLANTA — At a routine ultrasound when she was five months pregnant, Hevan Lunsford began to panic when the technician took longer than normal, then told her she would need to see a specialist.

Lunsford, a nurse in Alabama, knew it was serious and begged for an appointment the next day.

That’s when the doctor gave her and her husband the heart-wrenching news: The baby boy they decided to name Sebastian was severely underdeveloped and had only half a heart. If he survived, he would need care to ease his pain and several surgeries. He may not live long.

Lunsford, devastated, asked the doctor about ending the pregnancy.

“I felt the only way to guarantee that he would not have any suffering was to go through with the abortion,” she said of that painful decision nearly three years ago.

Read more: https://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/women-facing-restrictions-increasingly-seek-abortions-out-of-state/article_801d5cbe-7189-53ea-a4ea-5af862a5c718.html

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