The Crisis of Needing an Abortion in a Blood Red State

Irin Carmon writes a great report on the reality on the ground if a woman needs to terminate a pregnancy in Oklahoma. It’s likely very similar in all of these blood red states that celebrate being “pro-life” while making people suffer. Their self-righteousness is insanely misguided.

Earlier that month, at home in Oklahoma City, the Davises were told that the boy she was carrying had a severe brain malformation known as holoprosencephaly. It is rare, though possible, for such a fetus to survive to birth, but doctors told them that he would not reach his first birthday. “He would never walk, lift his head,” Jessica, 23, recalled in an interview.

“I could let my son go on and suffer,” she said. Or she could accept a word she didn’t like – abortion – “and do the best thing for my baby.”

 

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