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Woman Whose Fetus Lacked Skull Travels to NYC for Abortion After Louisiana Bans Procedure

HeadlineSep 15, 2022

A Louisiana woman who was barred from aborting a nonviable fetus in her home state has received an abortion in New York. Nancy Davis traveled from her hometown of Baton Rouge to a New York City clinic, a nearly 2,500-mile round-trip journey, after learning that her fetus had a fatally flawed skull and would be unable to survive. Davis spoke to reporters ahead of her trip.

Nancy Davis: “The doctors told me that my baby would die shortly after birth. They told me that I should terminate the pregnancy. Because of the state of Louisiana’s abortion ban, they could not perform the procedure. Basically, they said I had to carry my baby to bury my baby. I want you to imagine what it’s been like to continue this pregnancy for another six weeks after this diagnosis. This is not fair to me, and it should not happen to any other woman.”

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