'We Have No Choice': One Woman's Ordeal with Texas' New Sonogram Law

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Registered: 05-03-2011
'We Have No Choice': One Woman's Ordeal with Texas' New Sonogram Law
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Fri, 03-16-2012 - 8:04pm

This has me so incredibly angry right now.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2011

This story makes me crazy goofy. Absolutely horrific, brought to you by the less government people.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-16-2005
I was told to have an abortion with my second son given the probability if trisonomy 18 or carry a baby that would also live as the one mentioned above. I didn't blink and have a very healthy 3 year old. Abortion is not an option to me, thank god. I wonder How sure doctors are of what miracle that baby could have had in the womb. I was able to see that growing my son in me was maybe the only time with him as well. For a late term abortion there needs to be a sonogram or the abortion can have very I'll effects on the woman terminating. I also had a healthy child and expected another, but knew, as anyone would, that isn't always the case.


iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2011
This was a case of a woman who had already had two ultrasounds with physicians (one a specialist) telling her in great detail what was wrong with her fetus. There was no "probability" involved. There was only "this is a fact." What she was put through because of this law is unconscionable and anyone who thinks otherwise must be dead inside.
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-16-2005
I am not dead but that baby was killed. No expert is perfect and we do not know with 100% certainty what that baby would have done after birth. Mt friends had a tri 18 baby that lived nine months after birth. He gave them much joy along with sorrow, but they didn't choose to kill him. Sorry anyone with a heart that does see the specialist ( as I did ) sees the 'four chambers of the heart ' and sees their baby. My heart didn't let me kill mine or go to more testing.


iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2011

I am not dead but that baby was killed. No expert is perfect and we do not know with 100% certainty what that baby would have done after birth. Mt friends had a tri 18 baby that lived nine months after birth. He gave them much joy along with sorrow, but they didn't choose to kill him. Sorry anyone with a heart that does see the specialist ( as I did ) sees the 'four chambers of the heart ' and sees their baby. My heart didn't let me kill mine or go to more testing.

Bottom line is you got to make your choice, no one imposed it upon you. She has the right, and should have the right, to make her own choice without having it imposed upon her, particularly when nature itself routinely makes different choices.

This propensity for the right to keep decrying big government and then to simultaneously advocate even bigger government intrusion into lives boggles befuddles and flabbergasts.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-30-2007

Now, the flip side of the coin.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2011
Based on the ultrasounds, the physicians were able to determine that the fetus was severely malformed and with those anomalies, she would either not be able to carry to term, or the child would be born and suffer greatly. These parents made the decision not to put a child of theirs through that. That was their choice, not one that they made lightly, and they should not have been forced to undergo a shaming before the pregnancy was terminated. That's cold-blooded.
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-28-2011

I would like to know if the ones making these outrageous laws are going to provide and care for the babys once they're born?

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2011
I think you know the answer to that one.
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-16-2005
I believe we should advocate the child in this case. I also don't believe the government should mandate what private companies have to provide people. This makes the left hypocrites...Don't mess with the private unless it is what I believe in.


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