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“No regret”: SC woman shares story of abortion

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‘No regret’: SC woman shares story of abortion

Katie had more than one abortion to prevent giving birth to child with a life-threatening genetic disease. She says women shouldn’t have to explain the circumstances of these decisions. SC lawmakers are weighing a fetal heartbeat abortion ban.

She and her husband knew their next child had a one in four chance of inheriting the same genetic disorder that left their first son severely disabled.

Still, they rolled the dice and got pregnant — hopeful and optimistic the odds would be in their favor.

“I clung to 75%, hoping this is the healthy baby we wanted,” Katie, 39, of Myrtle Beach, recently told The State.

Katie and her husband knew their next child had a one in four chance of inheriting the same genetic disorder that left their first son severely disabled.

Still, they rolled the dice and got pregnant — hopeful and optimistic the odds would be in their favor.

“I clung to 75%, hoping this is the healthy baby we wanted,” she recently told SC newspaper The State.