Can Women Die if They Can’t Have An Abortion?
After the Supreme Court overturned Roe, women were left fearing emergency care would not be permitted in situations of pregnancy complications. However, it should be known that if pregnancy termination becomes necessary to save a woman’s life, emergency intervention and care are legally allowed.
Some of the most common pregnancy complications include early miscarriage and ectopic pregnancies. Women worry that they would not be able to receive treatment for these complications under the new laws, but these fears are misguided. Any life-threatening pregnancy complications can be legally treated.
Ectopic pregnancies are a significant pregnancy issue that is usually diagnosed by medical personnel via an ultrasound. Once diagnosed, this complication is immediately treated because it poses a risk to life and can cause significant pain and dangerous hemorrhaging.
Likewise, miscarriages are a common complication that can arise in 10-20% of women. Miscarriage occurs when a pregnancy is no longer viable and usually occurs due to abnormal development and not typically from anything the woman did wrong. This condition sometimes needs extra medical assistance to help the body to pass the pregnancy and to help avoid complications such as a deadly infection that can cause serious harm to a woman’s life.
Yes, when a pregnancy complication arises and necessitates termination of pregnancy, this is legally permitted by state laws, even in areas with abortion bans.
The secretary of Health and Human Services also released a letter confirming that no matter what state laws dictate, pregnancy termination for saving the mother’s life is legally authorized.
If you have questions regarding state laws or what is legally permitted post-Roe, contact us today so we can provide answers.
If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and wish to understand all your options, reach out today. We offer no-cost, confidential appointments, pregnancy testing, ultrasound, and more.
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