A woman in Louisiana said that she has been told that she must carry a fetus without a skull and part of its head to term or travel out of state to recieve an abortion.
Nancy Davis, a mother of one, is 13 weeks pregnant. Several weeks ago, an initial ultrasound revealed to Ms Davis that the fetus would have no chance of surviving — but because Louisiana’s abortion ban does not include an exception for acrania, the condition the fetus is suffering from, she cannot get a legal abortion in the state.
Her only options, she said, are to either carry the pregnancy to term or go out of state for an abortion.
Without taking a position on abortion, Davis says she thinks state lawmakers need to consider broadening the list of conditions that qualify for an abortion in the state.
“I just want them to consider special circumstances as it relates to abortion…medical problems, like this is one that needs to be in that,” said Davis.
She says she needs to make a decision quick since other states allowing abortion cut-off eligibility at 15 weeks. Davis says her family is sticking close and will support whatever decision she makes. She’s also willing to testify before the legislature to shine more light on this issue.