Story No. 554: Dr. Lealah from California

Recently, I had a patient who I’ll call Shelly. Shelly’s husband left her shortly after she found out she was pregnant. She was struggling financially and emotionally, and her family was not supportive of her pregnancy.

She said to me, “I am pro-choice and I am choosing to have this baby. That’s my right.”

If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade and individual states have the power to make abortion illegal, continuing a pregnancy will no longer be a choice for many women, it will be an outcome predetermined by lawmakers and judges.