Former Miss South Carolina Was Forced To Carry A Non-Viable Fetus After Roe V. Wade Overturning

former miss south carolina jill hartley She was forced to carry a non-viable fetus for 7 weeks, and is now telling her story in hopes of spreading awareness of the trauma she had endured.

When Roe vs. Wade Overturned In June, Jill and her husband Matt Hartley His daughter was 14 weeks into the pregnancy, ivy grace, couple were angry Supreme courtThe decision of – as were and still are all people with basic empathy – but little did they know that reversal would directly affect them. Tamasha Rani told People Even though she was raised conservative on Friday—and she mostly aligns herself with the Republican Party—she’s a staunch supporter:

“My husband left the room and he turned red in anger. We said to each other, ‘We can’t believe this is happening’ – thinking about our daughter and her future. I grew up in a very conservative family and I’ve always associated myself with the Republican Party, but I’ve always been a supporter. We come from a conservative Christian background, but we also come from a place of empathy and compassion and non-judgment.”

Everything looked great at the couple’s 8-week scan – but sadly, it’s almost 12 weeks before they learned their unborn daughter was suffering from a developmental complication:

“The doctor said, ‘His heart isn’t what we want him to look like,'” the hair salon owner recalls. “I said, ‘My best friend had a kid with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.’ And he said, ‘That’s what we see’.”

In case you’re not familiar, HLHS is a birth defect that affects normal blood flow to the heart. The fetus was unviable – their child would never survive outside the womb and if so, the pain and surgery the family would have to go through would be unbearable. Nor did Hartley want that:

“We decided that the best thing to do for our special case and our special daughter, Ivy Grace, was to give her the most peaceful possible path to heaven and to be healed and free and never feel a moment’s pain.”

but because of Roe vs. Wade, a month ago South Carolina’s laws banned abortion after 6 weeks — with a few exceptions for rape, incest and for the life of the mother — but none for birth defects. The couple was immediately sent to Medical University of South Carolina HealthThe University Medical Center advised him to wait another month to see the seriousness of the situation. They agreed, but sadly only after the trials did they get the bad news.

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An amniocentesis and echocardiogram confirmed that their child’s case of HLHS was severe – and they also found an additional complication of aortic ataxia. And with what Jill told the outlet — none of the choices she was given were very human:

“The doctors just kept talking about the surgery. He basically explained that every child with HLHS – whether it is the least severe case or the most severe case – would have to have three open heart surgeries at a very young age. The first open heart surgery occurs in the first week of life. The second open heart surgery occurs at six months of age. And then there’s the third open heart surgery, and finally, waiting for the transplant. And if they are lucky that they have got a heart and if their body accepts it, then every 10 years after that, they are back on the heart transplant list because the heart only lasts 10 to 15 years. So even the best-case scenario was still a very serious approach.”

Terrible – no baby should suffer like this and no parent should see their child go through it.

Luckily the spouses had a supportive family who helped them navigate what to do next—but they noted that no one in the hospital was helping:

“It was almost like, ‘You have to schedule all this. You have to go and figure everything out.’

The former pageant contestant was feeling heartbroken like no other, because she couldn’t really move on until it was over:

“Every time I felt that his action was like a dagger to the heart. And the mental toll: I was mourning the loss of my baby while I was carrying him as well as waiting for care so I could begin the healing process.

Just an upset stomach. If this type of healthcare was more accessible, women like Jill wouldn’t have to go through such mental agony! Democrats have been saying this for decades.

At 25 weeks’ gestation, however, she was able to have the procedure. Which was not an easy task as she had to go to Washington DC and come back home right after:

“I had to get on a plane after giving birth, my uterus was shrinking due to full contractions. The most excruciating thing I’ve ever done is boarded a plane to go home the day after my delivery. All things are logically insane.”

Miss South Carolina said the place she went to originally had a 2 week wait – but now it has an 8 week wait! More women need these procedures (and before they reach a certain gestational period) and are unable to get them on time.

Because of this harrowing truth, Jill and Matt begin Ivy Grace Project To create awareness in such matters:

“All you hear in this conversation about rape, incest, protecting the mother’s health if they are at risk. Well, there is no talk of fetal anomalies. No one even knows what a fetal anomaly is. Unless you know someone who has one and or haven’t heard testimony from a woman who has one. But, I want to be clear: there are a lot of people who walk with HLHS on this earth. people. It’s just my experience and my story.”

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