Story No. 196: Provider from New York

Debbie and her husband were delighted to be pregnant and eagerly awaiting the birth of their first child. When she was 18 weeks pregnant, Debbie came in for an ultrasound, which revealed that the fetus had no kidneys and no amniotic fluid.

A follow-up visit two weeks later confirmed the results—there was no way Debbie’s baby would live after delivery. This was devastating news for Debbie and her husband. As much as they wanted to have children, Debbie didn’t want to continue the pregnancy when she knew her baby could not survive. She decided to end the pregnancy and made an appointment for an abortion.