Abortion for fetal anomaly is chosen for many reasons, but women most often say they didn’t want their babies to suffer excruciating pain, even if they did live at childbirth. Frequently fetal anomalies are not diagnosed until the 20th week of pregnancy or later. This bill would remove the fetal anomaly exception from the 20-week ban and ban all abortions, no matter which trimester, for fetal anomaly. Women would be forced to carry fetuses to term that may have no chance at life because of a fatal disorder or malformation. This can cause risk to the woman’s health and may impact her ability to have children in the future.
Last Action: Sent to House Judiciary Committee on 2/1/18