Story No. 328: Dr. Kristina from Colorado

I had a patient recently with a fetal anomaly that was incompatible with life. She wanted an induction of labor, so that she could hold her fetus after delivery and grieve. The out-of-pocket cost was so formidable, the patient simply could not afford this care. Her insurance would not cover a surgical abortion either. However, since the surgical abortion was less expensive than inducing labor, she ultimately ended up paying for a procedure that she didn’t want and that did not allow her to hold her fetus after delivery.