Each night, the unborn daughter's urn is hugged by her mother. Sarah is fond of the tiny hat that her baby wore. The woman moved away from her home to have a nursery.

Fetal medical problems led to the end of all wanted pregnancies.

There is a side of abortion that is rarely discussed in national debates. In the second trimester, when women have already picked out names, bought baby clothes and felt kicked in their wombs, these are the times when these abortions occur. The most common abortions are done earlier in pregnancies.

Women who have abortions for medical reasons don't feel like a choice, they are forced upon them by the condition of the fetus raw wounds have been reopened by the constant drumbeat of new abortion bans and rulings. The women said that the abortions were already shrouded in guilt. The path will be more difficult for those who follow.

Fetal anomalies, including genetic or chromosomal abnormality, are a small percentage of total procedures in the US. They happen later than abortions done before 13 weeks of pregnancy.

A growing number of women in this smaller group are coming together to support each other after the high court decision. They say more people will face the same hurdles they did, traveling long distances, rushing decisions, and navigating a maze of changing abortion restrictions.

Most states ban abortion at some point in a pregnant woman's life, and a few have exceptions for fetal anomalies. In states with exceptions, providers may be hesitant to perform abortions for medical reasons.

Women who have had these procedures say that gray creeps across the spectrum of abortions.

Some of their stories are listed here.

There is a person with the name _____.

A year after Cadi was born, her parents created a nursery with toys and clothes. Cadi didn't come home.

Nothing seemed to go wrong at the first appointment. The woman heard a heartbeat and saw movement. The couple told their family about their unborn child.

It's a surprise! They took off sweaters and said they were having a baby.

A screening test showed they would have a girl. The doctor told them about the problem with the neural tube at 19 weeks.

He will always remember his words. She has a death sentence.

She could have terminated the pregnancy or carried the baby and expected a stillbirth.

"I was weighing the choice, which really didn't feel like a choice, because what I wanted was my baby"

Complying with time limits and regulations was one of the reasons why the decision to end was made. The doctor at the Oklahoma clinic stopped giving the procedure after 17 weeks. The cutoff for 22 weeks made it difficult for him to travel to a Kansas clinic.

The couple had to wait for the procedure after their first visit. They got a place to stay. She said that the staff at the clinic were friendly. People gathered outside were not. He had to listen to protesters on a bullhorn because his husband couldn't come inside. There is a van in front of the exit.

When the Supreme Court ruled against abortion, the couple moved to a new place. There is a rainbow symbolizing babies born after loss in a new nursery. A baby girl was born in March.

There is an urn with Cadi's ashes in the couple's bedroom. She is a part of the family.

She said that abortion opponents don't understand the nuances of her decisions.

She said that the choice she made was out of pity for her daughter.

Fetal anomalies are not an exception to Oklahoma's ban on abortion.

That's right.

A new phase of life seemed to be just around the corner. She found out she was pregnant the day before she and her husband moved in.

They knew it was a girl, and named her.

At 20 weeks the fetus was found to have spina bifida and a complex congenital malformation of the brain.

A woman in Virginia considered having an operation on her fetus. It wasn't a cure, but it may have eliminated the need for a shunt to drain fluid from the baby's brain.

She said it started to feel selfish to bring her into the world because of the online backlash.

She probably would have faced a lifetime of pain if she had lived. When a fetal diagnosis is not uniformly fatal, the decision to abort can be difficult.

She found out that the Supreme Court's draft opinion was leaked the day before the procedure began. After the official ruling, she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

There is hope and sadness today. There is a baby on the way.

There is a person with the name _____.

Sarah Halsey's fifth baby died in her arms.

The fetus had a brain abnormality and other signs of a genetic disorder. The doctor said it was compatible with life.

He said he was so sorry.

Insane abortions use medication to start labor in the second or third trimester. It is an abortion if the intent is to end the pregnant woman's life. It can lead to a short live birth. It is less well known than the surgical procedure used in the second quarter. Some people want to see and hold their babies.

It was true for Halsey, a nurse in Michigan. She said it was important that she gave birth to her because she didn't want to leave with a baby.

She named the baby after her grandmother and mother.

The two of them kissed her. We said how much we loved her.

The man returned to work three weeks later. Her first patient's due date was the same as hers. She felt that her loss gave her more compassion.

There are online groups for parents who terminated pregnancies for the same reason. A willow tree was planted in the backyard to mark the birthday of her sister.

Halsey said that they did not want her to fight or suffer. It was the most motherly thing I've ever done.

There is a person with the name _____.

The Supreme Court ruling in June made it more difficult for women to get abortions when they discover fetal anomalies.

A woman is 10 weeks pregnant. If the fetus was brought to term, she was told it would probably die within a few minutes of being born.

The doctors said they couldn't perform the abortion. When there is a chance of death or impairment to the woman, or if the pregnancy is considered medically futile, Louisiana's post-roe law forbids all abortions. Doctors who perform illegal abortions can be jailed for up to 15 years.

At a news conference in August, Davis said that she had to carry her baby to be buried.

Legislators said the hospital misinterpreted the abortion exceptions. The doctors weren't blamed by Davis and her attorneys. Acrania was not on a list of conditions considered medically futile. A health department spokeswoman said acrania would be specified in a final list.

Davis demanded a special session of the legislature to clarify abortion restrictions. The lawmakers have the power to do something about it, according to one of her lawyers.

At 15 weeks pregnant, Davis was going to leave the state. She said she grew more attached to the baby as she continued her pregnancies.

Some women don't have that choice. Long-distance travel is expensive for some. It's devastating for women to make such a difficult, complex decision only to realize that it's not really a decision they had in the first place

No woman should have to endure what she has been through.

What do you think?

She turned the end of the right to abortion into action because she was emotional.

She found out she was pregnant in September 2020. She and her husband found out their unborn baby had brain defects.

The doctor told the three of them that if they brought the baby into the world, they could be in pain for the rest of their lives.

An abortion was performed on Atstupenas in February of 2021. The baby was alive for a short time. Even though she was gone, she and her husband stayed in the hospital and sang and read to her.

Atstupenas read the high court's abortion decision for hours on her computer. She was afraid of families in states with laws that make them do things.

Her story was shared on Facebook. A picture of her and her husband in the hospital was included.

She did a post for a support group for people who have been terminated. She was on a show She attended an abortion-rights rally with her husband.

She told the senators that people who end their pregnancies aren'twaking up and saying they don't want it anymore.

It is worth her time if she can make a difference. She thinks they are not as informed as they should be. I would like to help people understand.

There is a person with the name _____.

The Supreme Court's ruling came down just weeks before she was going to be terminated. She took a walk and listened to a meditation on baby loss. She received a text from her friend that said she had done nothing wrong.

The man sat down after stopping to find a tree. She pulled up the news on her phone and began to cry.

Shortly after the draft opinion leaked, a 30-year-old Syracuse, New York, woman had her abortion. She and her husband had a fetus that had Down syndrome and other health issues.

She had a medical appointment a day after the leak. She said it was very personal. I put myself in that article.

She is surrounded by the abortion debate. She feels like she's lost with every new restriction. She hears it from her peers. Nobody knows how to change the time.

Every day, she holds the urn close to her chest and says good night. The baby can hear her heartbeat again if she feels the warmth of her body.

She is reminded that reality is not as warm. Her father ordered a crib weeks after her procedure.

She put it in the basement so she wouldn't need it anymore.

That's right.

Two Associated Press reporters contributed to the report.

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