Nancy says she was traumatized when she was denied an abortion in her home state of Louisiana after learning the 10-week-old fetus she was carrying had acrania, a rare but fatal condition in which the fetus does not form a skull.

Nancy says that, although her doctor recommended she terminate the pregnancy, the hospital she went to initially refused to perform the procedure. She carried her pregnancy another six weeks before she was able to travel out of state for an abortion.

“This was the most difficult decision that we’ve ever had to make in our entire life,” she says.

Louisiana is home to some of the country’s strictest abortion laws, but there are certain medical futility exemptions. These exemptions apply when the pregnancy threatens the life of the pregnant person or when a fetus has conditions that are incompatible with life.

What does Nancy say the doctors told her even after it had been determined her fetus would not survive? Tune in to Monday’s episode of Dr. Phil, “Carry to Bury: The Abortion Debate,“ to find out.

And later, hear why State Senator Katrina Jackson, one of the authors of Louisiana’s abortion legislation, claims the law she wrote was “misunderstood.”

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