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I had an abortion at 22 weeks *obviously graphic*

Anonymous
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I see so many people saying they would NEVER get a late term abortion and i bet most of you would if you are in certain situations

In my case we noticed that there was something abnormal about the growth of the baby at about 14 weeks. The head and top of the chest were growing normal but the rest of the baby did not. By 18 weeks the top portion had grown like normal but nothing else had. I started see every single specialist I could and many doctors. By 22 weeks it was very apparent that there was nothing that could be done to fix it. The head was measuring at the right size, the heart was still beating, but the rest of the body was not growing. No internal organs had grown and when I was 22 weeks many of the tissues were necrotic.

If I did not get an abortion ASAP I would have become septic. Delivering the baby was not an option as it would have spread out the necrotic tissue and the baby would have not been all in one piece so there wouldnt have been much to deliver. 

Is there anyone who really would have not had an abortion in a situation like mine? 


Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 2, 2014 at 9:34 AM
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Bluescorpia
by Shanoon on Feb. 2, 2014 at 9:35 AM
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I'm sorry for your loss... I would have done the same as well.
Amberleigh81
by Silver Member on Feb. 2, 2014 at 9:38 AM
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I am sorry for your loss. That must have been devastating.

I am pro-choice. To make you risk your life when your sweet baby was already lost would be a double tragedy.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 2, 2014 at 9:38 AM
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I would have....in that case if it could kill me... I would much rather be alive for my living child then kill myself trying to bring another child into the world that wont live anyway.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 2, 2014 at 9:39 AM
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How would you have become septic?  The baby was still alive.  That doesn't make sense.

circle_of_life
by Platinum Member on Feb. 2, 2014 at 9:39 AM
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I don't blame you at all. That's a lot different than aborting a healthy fetus that far along. Sorry for your loss.
JustCJ
by ~yeerp~ on Feb. 2, 2014 at 9:39 AM
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Pro life here and I would have done the same thing.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Feb. 2, 2014 at 9:39 AM
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I am sorry for your loss. You did what you did to save your life, I would have done the same thing.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 2, 2014 at 9:40 AM

There bottom portion was dead and necrotic. 


Quoting Anonymous:

How would you have become septic?  The baby was still alive.  That doesn't make sense.


thickmamaof2
by Gold Member on Feb. 2, 2014 at 9:41 AM
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I would have in a situation like that. I'm sorry for your loss.
AVSpecWife4
by Ruby Member on Feb. 2, 2014 at 9:41 AM
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Very sorry, mama. Many hugs to you.
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