It’s So Personal: A Video Version

A reader writes:

Here is the story of Danielle Deaver. As she explains in the video, Danielle's water broke at 22 weeks.  Doctors informed her that her fetus had virtually no chance to survive. With abortion banned after 20 weeks by Nebraska law, she was unable to stop a pregnancy that ended with her giving birth to a child who lived for 15 minutes.  The law – the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act – is based on the disputed idea that a fetus can feel pain beginning at 20 weeks; ironically, the Deavers’ sought an abortion because of concern that the infant would suffer while it died, trying to breathe.

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