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How abortion bans complicated one woman's problematic pregnancy

An operating room technician performs an ultrasound on a patient at Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport, La., on July 6, 2022. (Ted Jackson/AP)
An operating room technician performs an ultrasound on a patient at Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport, La., on July 6, 2022. (Ted Jackson/AP)

Abortion bans restrict care for difficult pregnancies. When one woman in Houston had a premature rupture of membranes, she had to wait until the fetal heartbeat stopped before she could get help.

NPR’s Carrie Feibel reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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