Idaho’s abortion ban prevents women who have had an abortion from seeking treatment

An Idaho woman describes how her abortion led to medical complications—and doctors in the state refused to give her the medical care she needed. The assumption is that they fear that the law will punish anyone who provides procedures such as abortions, even for dead fetuses. But they are not telling him.

Carmen Broesder, a 35-year-old mother of one from Nampa, 20 miles west of Boise, was just six weeks pregnant when she miscarried on Dec. 8. However, she said it took eight days before she was given any medication to manage her pain and the removal of fetal tissue, and a few more days before the miscarriage was complete.

In a series of TikTok videos — including medical records, photos and videos shared with ABC News — she said that despite suffering profuse bleeding and severe cramps, she was refused a dilation and curettage, or D&C, which removes tissue from inside the uterus, multiple times. bar.

“Why should I go to death’s door to get help?” Braider asked.

The answer is that they don’t really care what happens to you, and the only thing that pushes them to the brink of your death is that abuse liability eventually overwhelms their fear of judgment.

They charged him for visiting, though:

“I was in so much pain that I didn’t know how much more my body could take,” she said. “I went to the ER twice and I passed out. I went to the OB, and I turned away. I knew I couldn’t make many more visits to keep my family afloat. So, I’m just like, this is it. .”

The article is originally sourced from Broesder’s own Tik Tok videos but does not link to them.