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Thu Mar 31, 2016, 08:49 AM

Texas Forced This Woman to Deliver a Stillborn Baby


Brandy Zadrozny

Twenty weeks into Taylor Mahaffey’s pregnancy, her baby started emerging from her womb, with doctors powerless to stop it—and because of Texas’s fetal pain law, all the hospital could do was send her home.

Daniel and Taylor Mahaffey were 20 weeks pregnant and desperately wanted their child, but when doctors informed them a complication meant the fetus had no chance of survival, they just wanted their baby’s suffering to end. Yet because of their state’s “fetal pain” law, the married Texans say they were forced to endure a stillbirth and wait as their baby slowly died in utero.

The Mahaffeys had begun decorating the nursery in anticipation for the little boy they planned to name Fox, after one of the Lost Boys in Peter Pan.

On Wednesday night, Taylor, 23, felt something abnormal and since their last pregnancy ended in miscarriage, they rushed to the hospital. By the time they got there, Fox’s feet were already pushing through his mother’s cervix. Doctors tried several emergency measures to stop the preterm labor, including putting Taylor on an incline in the hopes that they could perform a cervical cerclage—a procedure in which doctors stitch shut the cervix. Nothing worked. Nothing could save him.

Heartbroken, the Mahaffeys asked about their options. “The only humane thing to do at that point would be to pop the sack, and let little Fox come into this world too early to survive outside,” 29-year-old Daniel Mahaffey wrote Monday, telling his story on Reddit.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 09:33 AM

1. let's link this here...

 

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Response to tk2kewl (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 09:41 AM

2. And ironically enough I got a reply to a thread I started, smearing Sanders as not caring about

reproductive rights. I then stuck that person on ignore.

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Response to n2doc (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 09:45 AM

3. i have pretty much one rule about ignore:

 

call for Bernie to drop out, and you drop out of my existence.

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Response to tk2kewl (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 11:27 AM

4. Yup. n/t

 

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 11:31 AM

5. Texas doesn't need science or compassion or algebra. Rigid orthodoxy overrides all sense. . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 11:45 AM

8. This is not religious orthodoxy, even though they use that for their excuse

This is about control over women.

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Response to Scalded Nun (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 11:54 AM

9. Yes, I wrote "rigid" not "religious". . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 01:15 PM

12. Sorry, My error.

I see orthodoxy and assume religion.

I was not contradicting you, just overzealously responding about the agenda of evil suppression in this state.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 11:34 AM

6. It's okay. At least, the father didn't have to suffer.



Why haven't we invaded the Texas legislature and state capitol yet for crimes against humanity?

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 11:38 AM

7. Thanks for the warning




K&R!

OS

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 11:54 AM

10. why is it pro lifers have zero regard for how this affects the ongoing life of the mother?

They recognize it's traumatic but yet I've never been able to garner an answer from the whackadoodles I've asked.

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Response to NoMoreRepugs (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 01:31 PM

13. The holy fetus trumps all

They all think that all abortions are being done 'for fun' because the mother is a 'slut'. It doesn't matter what the facts are, this is what they believe. The holy fetus is pure and pristine in their eyes, and counts totally over the mother. This morning on the Imus show they were frothing at the mouth about how tRump was right, how the poor 'babies' were getting 'murdered' crap....

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 01:05 PM

11. They let this woman bleed for 4 days rather than abort her unviable fetus!

She could have died, along with her already dead fetus.

This is typical of the circumstances in late term abortions. Invariably it involves extreme circumstances. The need for an abortion at this late stage is never a frivolous decision. ALL abortions should be up to the morher. Period.


But I am sure Her Drumpf was pleased. A woman got punished--in the most sadistic, cruel way.

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