By Rykia Bernard, Sep 20, 2023
Mental-health professionals have since proclaimed the damaging effects of forcing a woman to carry a nonviable fetus, only to bury it within minutes of birth. NYC Health Director of Perinatal Services Kecia Gaither lists three possible scenarios of a woman’s physical health when faced with carrying a nonviable fetus: underlying mental-health conditions, underlying medical conditions that preclude pregnancy continuation and other outlining health conditions.
“My concern as an OB-GYN is the ramifications that will ensue due to masses of desperate women having unsafe terminations,” Gaither told Healthline. “What happens to their families? What’s the medical, social, financial, legal fallout from these situations?” Gaither asked.
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