The Fall of Roe Makes Complex Pregnancies Even Riskier

Doctors who care for pregnant people often have to make time-sensitive decisions when lives are on the line. But in the wake of the US Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision, which overturned the national right to abortion, time is no longer on their side.

Many states have now implemented tough restrictions that don’t necessarily ban doctors from performing any abortions, but make them wait until a “medical emergency” or “life-threatening” event happens—and what these terms mean is not well-defined. These delays can endanger patients who are experiencing incomplete miscarriages (when a miscarriage begins, but some tissue from the pregnancy remains in the uterus) or ectopic pregnancies (in which the fertilized egg

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