In June 2022, the United States Supreme Court stripped away constitutional protections for abortion that had stood for nearly a half-century. Now, there is a raging national debate between people who are pro-life and those who are pro-choice.
Nancy Davis is one of the women caught in the crossfire of the abortion debate since Roe v. Wade was overturned. Nancy says she was about 10 weeks pregnant when the fetus she was carrying was diagnosed with acrania, a fatal condition where the fetus’ skull does not form inside the womb. She says she tried to have an abortion, but claims doctors denied her, saying she’d have to carry the baby to bury it because, in her home state of Louisiana, abortions are banned.

“A lot of these laws that are being put in place or being implemented are being put in place by men,” says Shedric, Nancy’s partner. “There are health risks involved in carrying a baby to term that has acrania.” He adds that Nancy could have died if she was forced to continue the pregnancy.
Louisiana Senator Katerina Jackson says that while there are exceptions for people in situations like Nancy’s, she doesn’t support all abortions.
“When I hear people say that for black and brown women the remedy to them living in poverty is abortion, then, to me, we perpetuate the racism that we’ve faced for years,” Senator Jackson says, adding that it doesn’t solve any problems. 
Hear more from Senator Jackson in the video above. 

On Wednesday's episode of Dr. Phil, "Right To Life, Right to Choose: The Conversation," see both sides debate and hear what audience members have to say. Check local listings to see where you can watch.

WATCH: Pro-Choice Advocate Says It’s A Human Right That Government Doesn’t Interfere In A Person’s Bodily Autonomy

TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Strong opinion you want to share?