Women just want a safe and healthy pregnancy experience. They should not have to fight for reproduction healthcare. For fifty years we had the comfort in knowing that IF we were to find ourselves in a situation that would harm our bodies and our families we could obtain help from our trusted Medical Professional. We no longer can. Extremist are preventing logical and necessary healthcare when women need it most.
In this article by the New York Times, Ms. Cox’s fetus received a diagnosis of trisomy 18, a genetic abnormality that in all but rare cases results in miscarriage, stillbirth or an infant’s death within the first year after birth. Dr. Karsan, who is also a plaintiff in the Zurawski case, determined that an abortion would be the safest option for the mother’s health.
Ms. Cox, a mother of two young children who has said she would like a big family, has been to the emergency room four times during the course of her pregnancy for symptoms including discharge and cramping.