My husband and I had decided not to have children. And then while taking some medication for a gynecological problem and while thinking I couldn't get pregnant, we had unprotected sex and I did. The medication was contraindicated for pregnant women as it was known to cause birth defects. For the two above reasons I decided to terminate the pregnancy.
My husband brought me to a hospital and a D&C was performed. I did not even know I was pregnant at the time. Under the new anti-abortion scenario proposed by some political groups, would that D&C have been unlawful? Would I have been left to bleed to death rather than remove the remains of a fetus that was most likely already dead?