“This woman cried and said, ‘Please, please, if I just give you this money, can you give me this pill?'” said Dr. Bernard Rosenfeld.
The waiting room, usually so full that patients have to stand, is empty.
Patients are turned away and future appointments are canceled.
“Our hands are tied. We can not do anything. Illegal abortions are not an option for us,” said a registered nurse, who used only her first name, Candy. “I only remember their stories. Nine out of ten cases for financial reasons. They cannot bring a child into this world and they are very unselfish and thinking of their child who they cannot care for.”
dr Rosenfeld studied medicine before Roe v. Wade was decided.
“Usually women would come in and die, or women come back, and we’d end up having to do hysterectomies on young girls for sepsis or bleeding. It was awful,” he said.
Since September, Texas has banned abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.
The Houston Women’s Hospital has already referred patients to other states.
Now that they can’t even screen patients for abortions, that instruction is their only service.
“It was hard enough for them just to get to one clinic, but to get to an airport to find another clinic,” explained Dr. Rose field. “And now the other clinics outside have been so busy. There’s a two-week wait, a three-week wait, so you know if you’re 11 weeks old, you’re 14 or 15 now, and that makes it a lot harder.”
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