Women should not be FORCED to wait until her health is already damaged and her life is in imminate danger before she is "allowed"to have an abortion.
Sometimes women know by "instict" things are not right with the pregnancy or with her own body. We women can often tell
at the start of a pregnancy that something is wrong. It should be up her in the early stages of the pregnancy if she wishes to
risk continuing the pregnancy or not.
During my first pregnancy (over 30 some years ago) my Kidney's were damaged and I was so anemic my life was at risk.
I had Hyperemesis gravidarum which is an extreme type of morning sickness and causes a weight loss of 5% or greater, intractable vomiting, disturbed nutrition, retinal hemorrhage, and potentially renal and liver damage.
It was reported recently that that Kate Middleton also has Hyperemesis gravidarum.
Here is the article titled:
Severe morning sickness: A problem for more than just Kate Middleton:
For those of you who shrug off the thought of morning sickness, count yourself lucky. And for those of you who suffered through nausea the first 12 weeks, remember there are some women who suffer for 20 weeks or more. So, when you hear about a woman being hospitalized for morning sickness, do not roll your eyes, or make some comment about being weak. She could be saving her baby’s life.
Severe morning sickness: A problem for more than just Kate Middleton | Washington Times Communities
Some of my symptoms were:
I had a very hard time keeping any food down.
I could barley even keep a sip of water down.
I had scant urine which affected my
My throat got scarred from constant vomiting.
I threw up from 3 to 8 times a day.
Every time I would smell food cooking I would throw up.
Sometimes I was just throwing up yellow colored stomach acid because I had no food in my stomach.
I could only keep down small amounts of saltine crackers and dry cooked popcorn ( meaning no oil was added to popper)
I was pretty much home bound as I was so weak
. I got to the point where I could barely function.
I had headaches
I had dizziness
By the time I was 5 months pregnant I had lost more than 20% of my body weight. ( over 25 pounds)
After the 5th month the vomiting eased a bit but I still threw up at least 1 to 2 times day until I was 7-8 months along.
I had IV's to help with my dehydration.
I went in regularly for B-12 injections as I had become very anemic.
When it came for my delivery I was so anemic my OB/GYN was so concerned I might
need a blood transfusion if bleeding problems become severe
that he decided to put me under when he delivered the baby in case I needed a full blood transfusion.
I continued my pregnancy without ever thinking about having an abortion but my DH and I wanted an addition to our family.
We wanted a little one.
After the horrible pregnancy I had I could never support a law that would require any woman to carry a pregnancy to term if the pregnant woman wants to opt for an early abortion. No woman should be FORCED to risk her life or to suffer through an unwanted pregnancy.