Due to the recent abortion restriction law in the US, prohibiting abortions once cardiac activity is detected, after about six weeks, states like Texas have continued to implement the law in their medical facilities. This has pushed several Texas women to travel across states to carry out abortions.
A number of women from Texas have been mandated to travel to other states to abort pregnancies after the abortion restriction law in the United States. A 33-year-old Texas woman shared her experience of driving alone to Louisiana abortion clinic in order to get an abortion. The single mother of three lamented her ordeals of taking care of her three kids between the ages of 5 and 13, and her inability to add another child. She explained to AP News that she was against the abortion restriction law, which according to her is unreasonable.
“If you can’t get rid of the baby, what’s the next thing you’re going to do? You’re going to try to get rid of it yourself. So I’m thinking: ‘What could I do? What are some home remedies that I could do to get rid of this baby, to have a miscarriage, to abort it?’ And it shouldn’t be like that. I shouldn’t have to do that. I shouldn’t have to think like that, feel like that, none of that. We have to be heard. This has got to change. It’s not right, ” she said.
She arrived alongside a group of women at the Hope Medical Group for Women, on Saturday. The women were all seeking to end their pregnancies, as Texas was off limits for such activity. The abortion restriction law is said to make no exceptions for rape or incest, which many of them have condemned as insensitive. The infuriated Texas women agreed to speak to The Associated Press about the situation of things and their stand.
The 33-year-old Texas mother said the new law has made things difficult. She complained about how she tried to schedule the consultation at the clinic but due to distance and other hitches, she arrived after 9 weeks of pregnancy, needing her to carry out a surgical abortion, instead of taking medications.
“If I had to keep this baby, ain’t no telling what would’ve happened. I probably would’ve went crazy, and they don’t understand that,” she complained.
Other Texas women shared their stories, narrating how the law is not helping them in any way. However, anti-abortion campaigns are still gaining audience. Legislators in and around Texas have continued to push for the anti-abortion law. In Oklahoma, Republican state Sen. Julie Daniels said “The calculus is simple and straightforward: An unborn child is a child. It’s a life. It’s simply that, and so it’s not any more complicated than that. I’m concerned first and foremost with the life of the unborn child.”
Source: AP News