If a sexual assault survivor is attacked again, she won't be forced to give birth to a rapist's baby because she chose to be sterilized. A doctor waits until a pregnant woman is sick enough to have a baby. A patient of the disease must stop taking medication because it can cause pregnancies.

A number of states have restrictions on abortion and the Supreme Court decided to overturn it.

"For physicians and patients alike, this is a frightening and fraught time, with new, unprecedented concerns about data privacy, access to contraception, and even when to begin lifesaving care."

Doctors sometimes don't immediately treat medical emergencies. In the past week, an Ohio abortion clinic received calls from two women who said their doctors wouldn't treat them if they had an ectopic pregnancy. Abortion clinics aren't set up to treat life threatening emergencies like ectopic pregnancies.

The horrible downstream effects of criminalizing abortion care are just one example.

There is a medical doctor.

Medical decisions used to be easy to make, according to an OB- GYN in San Antonio, Texas.

He said that the mother's life is in danger and that they must evacuate the uterus. "That's the treatment, whether it's surgical or medical."

He said that doctors are struggling to decide if a woman is sick enough to justify an abortion.

The art of medicine has been lost because of the fall of the abortion law.

A patient who had started to miscarry and had developed a dangerous womb infection was facing an awful dilemma, according to Munoz. The standard of care for an abortion in Texas is illegal if the fetus has signs of a heartbeat.

He said that they watched her get sicker and sicker until the fetal heartbeat stopped. The patient had to be put on a breathing machine because we were basically 24 hours behind.

The cases of 28 women less than 23 weeks pregnant who were treated for dangerous pregnancies were cited in a study. Fetal heart activity was detected and all of the women were recommended to delay their abortions. Patients in other states who had immediate therapeutic abortions had a much lower number of severe complications. Seven of the eight live births in Texas died within an hour. The eighth, who was born at 24 weeks, had a number of health problems.

The Supreme Court never allowed states to ban abortion before a fetus is able to survive outside the uterus.

Sheena Gray was pregnant with an eight-week fetus when doctors discovered she had an embryo in a fallopian tube. The embryo was removed along with the fallopian tube to save her life.

She made the decision to proceed with treatment. The state provides more access to abortion than most other states, and has been flooded with patients seeking abortions after the Supreme Court decision.

Gray is worried that the high court ruling will cause other patients to face the same fate as she did.

She said that no one should make these decisions for a woman.

Gray gave birth to twins on July 8 after becoming pregnant again.

Enhancing the security of the facility.

Many women in states with restrictive abortion laws are taking drastic measures.

Nitsch did not want to get pregnant by a rapist.

She said she ripped her organs out to prevent that.

Texas enacted a law banning most abortions after six weeks even in cases of rape or incest. She had surgery to remove her fallopian tubes in February because she thought the court would overturn the decision.

It is better to not have children than it is to be forced to have children.

Dr. Handcock said his clinic has heard from hundreds of patients since the Supreme Court decision. He said that many people choose this route because they fear long-acting contraceptives could be targets.

Every one of the 20 patients who showed up to hear about the risks and ramifications of fallopian tube-removal made an appointment to have the surgery after the July 9 group counseling session.

Some physicians don't want to perform the surgery on young women because they will change their mind later. The 28-year-old woman told Handcock that six OB-GYNs refused to sterilise her.

The choice should be up to the patient.

He promised to protect his patients and their rights.

Targeting medicine.

Even though she has no plans to become pregnant, she was thrust into the abortion debate even though she didn't want to.

The 27-year-old has a disease that causes the body to attack tissue around joints and organs, leading to inflammation and sometimes even death. Difficult standing and bone and joint pain are included.

She recently received a notice from her doctor that she would have to stop taking a medication that relieves her symptoms, at least while the office reviewed its policies for methotrexate. There is a chance that the drug could be used to induce an abortion.

She said she was angry because she had to be babysat by some policy rather than being trusted with her own body.

The American College of Rheumatology issued a statement of concern about access to the drug. The group is trying to figure out how widespread the problem is. He said that patients with difficulty getting the medication can call the group's helpline.

There are conflicting laws.

There are many abortion laws that are not clear. Doctors are left in a dilemma.

According to Dr. Dana Stone, who is based in Oklahoma, legislators have asked how medical providers should interpret the law.

She said that they said they would figure it out.

That's right.

The medical writers contributed to the report.

That's right.

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute supports the AP Health and Science Department. The AP doesn't have any responsibility for the rest of the content.