Sad real life PBA story
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|Thu, 10-25-2007 - 11:01pm|
I don't know the medical term for a PBA or I'd be using it -- and had never really heard first hand of a case where one would be medically necessary. however, a co worker of mine, just had to have one at 7 months.
She had to fly to Europe to get it done.
She found out two weeks ago that the baby had no brain activity. The DRs here in the states told her her options were to continue and carry to term, or until she went into labor, and deliver a basically vegitative baby. They checked and checked and there was literally ZERO brain activity. Because she was 7 months -- her only option was to fly overseas and get a PBA. She is devestated.
Now surely, even someone who is PL would understand how tragic this situation is and allow a woman in this situation to abort? Just disgraceful, not to mention medically dangerous given she was on a flight back to the US two days later (!!), that she had to fly overseas to have this done. God we are a backward country in so many ways.